View from Ihwa Pass
While the climb is exhausting, the summit offers superb high-angle views of the area.
Ihwa Pass Tunnel (이화령터널; map) crowns the top of the mountain pass. It also marks the border between Goesan County (괴산군; map) in North Chungcheong Province and Mungyeong City (문경시; map) in North Gyeongsang Province.
Pass through the tunnel to switch between eastward and westward facing platforms.
A few more features sit atop of the Ihwa Pass:
- Ihwa Pass Rest Area (이화령휴게소; map) sits on the west side of the tunnel. It holds a quick-stop shop, vending machines, and a restaurant.
- Ihwaryeong Rest Area Certification Center (이화령휴게소 인증센터; map) hangs next to the Rest Area. Stamp your Bike Passport here.
- Hiking trails spiral off from the top of Ihwa Pass and lead to Joryeong Mountain.