|Major Peaks and Passes
of the Baekdu-daegan
mountain-system that are now within
(the Republic of Korea)
(Eungbong-san 1271m is bypassed)
8-km ridge ~1100m incl:
(Maebong-san 1271m is bypassed)
Jinbu-ryeong Pass 520m
Seorak-san Masan-bong 1052m
Seorak-san Byeongpung-bawi 1050m
Seorak-san Shinseon-bong 1204m
Seorak-san Sang-bong 1239m
Seorak-san Mishi-ryeong Pass 826m
Seorak-san Hwangcheol-bong 1381m
Seorak-san Nahan-bong 1327m
Seorak-san Daecheong-bong 1708m
Seorak-san Jungcheong-bong 1666m
Seorak-san Kkeut-cheong-bong 1604m
Seorak-san Hangye-ryeong pass 1004m
(Seorak's An-san 1430 & Gari-bong 1518 are bypassed)
Seorak-san nameless 1158m
Jeombong-san Mangdaeam-bong 1231m
Jeombong-san summit 1426m
Jeombong-san nameless peak 1169m
Jeombong-san nameless peak 972m
Jeombong-san Danmok-ryeong ridge/peak 843m
Jeombong-san Bukam-ryeong ridge/peak 1136m
Jeombong-san nameless peak 900m
Jochim-ryeong ridge/pass ~750m
(Jochim-ryeong is locally claimed to be the halfway-
point in the entire Baekdu-daegan ridgeline)
12-km-long nameless Ridge ~1000m
with nameless Peak 1115m
nameless pass above Galcheon-ri Village ~800m
Saet-ryeong ridge/peak 1063m
nameless peak 1100m
Guryong-ryeong Pass 1000m
nameless peak 1130m
Shinbae-ryeong ridge 1121m
Odae-san Duro-bong 1422m
(here, the "Han-gang-gimaek" Range branches off to the SW)
Odae-san nameless 1262m
Odae-san Dongdae-san 1434m
Jingogae pass 950m
Odae-san Noin-bong 1338m
Odae-san Sohwangbyeong-san 1328m
(Hwangbyeong-san 1407m is bypassed)
Odae-san Mae-bong 1173m
Odaesan Gonshin-bong 1127m
Odae-san Seonja-ryeong ridge 1157m
Odaesan Seonghwang-dang-bong 930m
Daegwan-ryeong pass 900m
Dalk-mok-jae pass 700m
Samdang-ryeong pass 600m
Subyeong-san Galmi-bong 1230m?
(Subyeong-san 1202m and Jungbong-
san 1284m are bypassed)
Cheong-ok-san Gojeok-dae 1354m
Moktong-ryeong ridge 1028m
Sukam-san 1059 & 1062
Deokhwang-san 1079 & 1071
Gubushi-ryeong ridge 1107m
Hannae-san Pyotdae-bong 1010m
the Taebaek-sanmaek Range or Nakdong-jeongmaek
Branch continues south; see Branch #8 here
Maebong-san Cheon-eui-bong 1303m
Maebong-san Bidan-bong 1279m
Maebong-san Geomryong-bong 1233m
Maebong-san Geumdae-bong 1418m
(Daedeok-san 1307m is bypassed)
Hambaek-san Eundae-bong 1442m
Hambaek-san summit 1572m
Hambaek-san Nam-bong 1214m
Taebaek-san Sa-gil-chi peaks 1174 & 1214
Taebaek-san Janggun-bong 1567m
Taebaek-san Cheonje-dan 1561m
Taebaek-san Musoi-bong a.k.a. Buso-bong 1547m
(Taebaek's Munsu-bong 1517m is bypassed)
Here, the Baekdu-daegan turns west then south,
going along the Sobaek-sanmaek Range as follows:
|I have tried to indicate the relative sacred and secular importance of
these various mountains, ridges and passes by relative font-sizes 16-24
(this does not apply to the "bypassed" peaks)
Primary SOURCES for these listings:
1. Shiljeon Baekdudaegan Jongju Sanhaeng, a
book by Bang Sang-hoon, published by Choson-
ilbo-sa (the Seoul newspaper company) in 1997
2. Daehan-minguk 2005 Map of the Korean
Peninsula, published by Jungang Atlas, Seoul
3. Doro-jido Choishinpan Jido-daesajeon, a book
of 1:100,000 maps of South Korea, 2005 edition
by Seongji Munhwasa Publishers, Seoul.
4. Yeongjin 5-man Jido, a book of 1:50,000 maps
of South Korea, 2006 edition by Yeongjin
Munhwasa Publishers, Seoul.
5. Namhan San Gyeong-do, a 1:500,000 map of
all the mountains of South Korea with the connecting
ridgelines designated; March 2008 edition by
Wolgan SAN Magazine, Chosun Publishing, Seoul.
These sources each contain differing information, and
contradict each other in various ways, including the
names, heights and exact locations of some peaks. I
have done my best to combine and reconcile those
differences, to make it make sense, in many hours of
focused consideration of multiple sources.
In particular, some peaks are named "-bong" [peak] on
some maps and "-san" [mountain] on others; there is also
the suffix "-dae" [platform, with a Buddhist meaning] used
for a few peaks. There doesn't seem to be any consistent
rule for which of those suffixes gets used (neither altitude
nor distance from other peaks seems to have much to do
with it), and there seems to be no consistent system for
grouping peaks together as one overall "-san"; these
seems to be only matters of common usage. When in
doubt, I have used "-san".
The mountains located in what is now North Korea pose
particular problems, as their names, precise locations and
altitudes differ on the various sources available -- we just
don't yet have very exact and reliable information.
The Republic of Korea's new Romanization system has
been used throughout, even for the North Korean
mountains, in order to match with contemporary South
Korean maps and websites, and in the interest of
consistent accuracy. I would welcome any corrections or
suggestions for improvement for these listings.
Taebaek-san Duri-bong / Gitdaebaegi-bong 1353m
Chunshiri-gol spring-origin 1200m? (turns West)
Guryong-san Shinseon-bong 1300m
Guryong-san summit 1346m
(Minbaek-san & Samdong-san 1200m? are bypassed)
Doraegi-jae Pass 870m?
(Munsu-san 1206m is bypassed)
Bakdal-ryeong ridge 1105m
(North Chungcheong, Gangwon and
North Gyeongsang Provinces meet here)
(Bonghwang-san 819m is bypassed)
Sobaek-san Helgijang-bong 1097m
Sobaek-san ?-bong 1005m
Sobaek-san Hyeongje-bong (south) 1032m
(Hyeongje-bong summit 1178m is bypassed)
Sobaek-san Madangchi-bong 1032m
Sobaek-san Neut-eunmaeki-bong 1272m
(Shinseon-bong 1389m is bypassed)
Sobaek-san Sangwol-bong 1394m
Sobaek-san Gukmang-bong 1421m
Sobaek-san Biro-bong 1440m
Sobaek-san Yeonhwa-bong #1 1395m
Sobaek-san Yeonhwa-bong #2 1383m
Sobaek-san Yeonhwa-bong #3 1357m
Sobaek-san Jukryeong Pass 700m
Sobaek-san Dosol-bong 1314m
Sobaek-san Myojeok-bong 1148m
Sobaek-san Sol-bong 1103m
Sobaek-san ? -bong 1034m
Sobaek-san Shiru-bong 1110m & 1084m
Sobaek-san Chukdae-bong 1081m
Jeosu-jae pass 800m?
Beol-jae pass (road 975) 600m?
(Worak-san Munsu-bong 1162m is bypassed)
Long Ridge 1062, 1034, 1032, 844, 809, 897, 938, 838m
(Worak-san's Yeong-bong 1094m &
Mansu-bong 983m are bypassed)
Haneul-jae pass 600m?
Tanhang-san Wolhangsam-bong 857m
Mun-gyeong-saejae Bu-bong 935m
(Juheul-bong 967m is bypassed)
Mun-gyeong-saejae Mapae-bong 927m (turns south)
(Shinseon-bong 1106m is bypassed)
Mun-gyeongsae-jae Jo-ryeong pass 700m?
Mun-gyeongsae-jae Chima-bawi-bong 813m
Mun-gyeongsae-jae Joryeong-san 1026m
Ihwa-ryeong pass 550m
Baekhwa-san Gilmi-bong 779m
Baekhwa-san summit 1064m (turns west)
Baekhwa-san Iman-bong 989m
Huiyang-san Shiru-bong 915m
Huiyang-san (Bongam-san) 999m
Huiyang-san Guwang-bong 898m
Huiyang-san Juchi-bong 683m
Chilbo-san Akheui-bong 845m (turns south)
Chilbo-san Jangseong-bong 915m
Beori-migi-jae pass 480m?
Daeya-san Chotdae-bong 668m
Daeya-san Sangdae-bong 931m
(Shiru-bong 876m is bypassed)
Neul-jae pass 300m?
Baekam-san 857 nameless peak 629m
Bamti-jae pass 480m
Sogni-san nameless 629m
Sogni-san nameless 916m
Songni-san Munjang-dae 1054m
(here, the "Hannam-geumbuk-jeongmaek" Range
branches off heading northwest; see Branches 9 & 10 )
Sogni-san Munsu-bong 1000m?
Sogni-san Shinseon-dae 1000m?
Songni-san Biro-bong 1032m
Songni-san Cheonhwang-bong 1058m
Sogni-san nameless 703, 667, 639
Sogni-san Hyeongje-bong 803m
Bi-jae pass 350m
Hwaryeong-jae pass 200m?
Ungi-san, Go-san, Heugun-san & passes 200~400m
Gyebang-san Guksu-bong 717m
Myoham-san 733m (turns west)
Chupung-ryeong pass (expressway) 250m?
Noleui-san 743m (turns south)
Gwebang-ryeong pass 200m?
Hwangak-san Yeoshi-gol-bong 600m?
Hwangak-san Unsu-bong 630m?
Hwangak-san Baek-un-bong 770m
Hwang-ak-san summit 1111m
(Shinseon-bong 944 & Gocheon-bong 950 are bypassed)
Hwangak-san south peaks 1030m & 986m
Udu-ryeong pass 700m?
Hwaju-san aka Udu-san 1162m, 1207m, 1175m, 1111m, 1089m
Minjuji-san ?-bong 1124m
Minjuji-san Samdo-bong 1172m
(North Jeolla, North Chungcheong and
North Gyeongsang Provinces meet here)
(Minjuji-san 1242m is bypassed)
Minjuji-san ?-bong 1100m? & 1100m?
Buhang-ryeong long ridge 800~900m
Deoksan-jae pass 600m?
Daedeok-san Samdo-bong 1291m
(North Jeolla, South Gyeongsang and
North Gyeongsang Provinces meet here)
(here, the "Yeongdong-jeongmaek" Range branches
off to the south then northeast; see Branch 11 here)
Sosa-gogae pass 450m?
Geumbong-san a.k.a. Sambong-san 1254m
Bbae-jae pass 900m
Deogyu-san Dae-bong 1200m?
Deogyu-san Ji-bong 1302m
Deogyu-san Tugu-bong 1275m is bypassed)
(4-km-long ridge 1200~1400m)
Deogyu-san Baek-am-bong 1500m?
Jung-bong 1594m, Hyangjeok-bong 1614m
and Chil-bong 1305m are bypassed)
Deogyu-san Dongyeop-ryeong 6-km ridge 1400m?
Deogyu-san Muryong-bong 1492m
Deogyu-san Satgat-bong 1410m
Nam-Deogyu-san Dong(east)-bong 1507.4m
Nam-Deogyu-san Seo(west)-bong 1510m
Deogyu-san Halmi-bong 1026m
Yukship-ryeong pass 700m?
Yeongchwi-san Gitdae-bong 1015m
Yeongchwi-san ? -bong 977m
Yeongchwi-san Deok-un-bong 956m
(here, the "Geumnam-honam-jeongmaek" Range
branches off to the W-NW; see Branches 12 &13.)
Yeongchwi-san ? -bong 1066m
Junggogae-jae ridge 755m
(6-km-long ridge ~900m)
Bukseongi-jae pass 600m?
Sachi-jae pass 500m?
Maeyo-ri pass 300m?
Yeowon-jae pass 400m?
Juchun-ri & Deokchi-ri pass 500m?
Jiri-san Gori-bong (N) 1305m
Jeongryeongchi pass 1200m?
Jiri-san Manbok-dae 1433m
Myobongchi trail-pass 1108m
Jiri-san Gori-bong (S) 1248m
Jiri-san Seongsam-jae pass (road 861) 1150m?
Jiri-san Jongseok-dae 1366m
Jiri-san Nogo-dan 1507.0m
Jiri-san Samdo-bong 1499m
(South Jeolla, North Jeolla and South
Gyeongsang Provinces meet here)
(Jiri-san Banya-bong 1751m is bypassed)
Jiri-san Toggi-bong 1534m
Jiri-san Myeongseon-bong 1586m
Jiri-san Samgak-bong 1462m
(Jiri-san Samjeong-san 1225m is bypassed)
Jiri-san Hyeongje-bong 1433m
Jiri-san Byeokso-ryeong (pass) 1392m & 1426m
Jiri-san Deokpyeong-bong 1522m
Jiri-san Chilseon-bong 1576m
Jiri-san Yeongshin-bong 1652m
(here, the "Naknam-jeongmaek" Range branches
off south and then east; see Branch 14 here)
Jiri-san Chotdae-bong 1704m
Jiri-san Yeonha-bong 1720m
Jiri-san Jeseok-bong 1808m
Jiri-san Cheonhwang-bong 1915m
(Jiri-san' easternmost peaks Jung-bong 1875, Ha-bong 1781,
Sseorae-bong 1642 and Duryu-bong 1315 are not included,
as in theory the line is finished at Cheonhwang-bong)