Obongsan (Five Peaks Mountain) is a suburban mountain (actually a hill at just 105m of elevation) situated in an obscure spot in southern Incheon that just happens to be close to my Mother-in-law’s apartment. It’s actually quite a nice walk, but perhaps not one to seek out unless you live nearby.
Obongsan (Five Peaks Mountain) is a diminutive mountain (in other words a hill) in southern Incheon, very close to my Mother-in-law’s place. We went up a few times to work off our holiday indulgences, and I imagine only locals would visit. A convenient and pleasant way to get outdoors and keep fit if you happen to live in the area.
The walk from where we start to the last of the five peaks and back takes about an hour or so for a reasonably fit walker. (It’s possible to walk down the other side and there’s at least one other exit from the mountain along the way). There are actually some very steep sections, so although I give it an easy rating, that’s just because it’s shortish: it’s not for the infirm or unsteady.
Obongsan, Incheon: The Scenery
I really respect the fact that Koreans like to hike, including lots of fairly elderly people. But I do get frustrated when, for example, on a day when I sweated like a pig in just a t-shirt, most other hikers wore jackets, and some even wore masks and gloves to protect them from the hazy, dappled post-autumnal equinox 9:30am sunlight. FFS!