The Most Famous Mountain National Park in Korea
Ulsanbawi Rock Course where You Can Feel the Most Beauty of Mt. Seorak in a Short Time.
Photo by Chance Kim
Seoraksan National Park
Ulsanbawi Rock Course for a day Trip
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Seoraksan National park was designated the 5th national park in Korea in 1970 and chosen as a nature preservation area on November 5, 1965 Also, internationally recognized for its rare species, Seoraksan is the area in Korea to have been designated as a Biosphere Preservation District by UNESCO in 1982, and in IUCN recognized its rich natural resources and labeled it category Ⅱ(National Park).
The total area of Seoraksan National park is 398.539㎢ and it is divided among the areas of Inge-gun, Goseong-gun, Yangyang-gun, and Sokcho-si, Naeseorak (Inner) is in Inje, Naeseorak (South) is the area from Hangyerteong (Ridge) to Osaek, and Oeseorak (Outer) lies in the eastern area across Sokcho-si, Yangyang-gun, and Goseong-gun. Including its main peak, Daecheongbong, Seoraksan has a total of 30 imposing peaks spread across its territory such as Hwachaebong, Hangyeryeong, and Madeungryeong.
Over 2,000 animal species live in Seoraksan, including the Korea goral, Musk deer, and Other. There are also more than 1,400 rare plant species, such as the Edelweiss, here as well.
The shortest trail in Mt Seorak
Before going to the top of Ulsanbawi, walking along the valley trek of the historic Shinheungsa Temple
Steep climb expected but with safe stairs along the way
Can Hug and Shake a big rock called Heundeulbawi(swaying rock) which can be shaken by one person
Glimpse a small temple hidden beneath a rock
Spectacular view from the top of Ulsanbawi to see the view of most Mt.Seorak and East sea
What You Can Expect
The Ulsan Rock Course in Mt. Seorak is popular throughout the year. It is suitable for autumn leaves from mid-October to early November. It can be recommended as the best place to feel the folage of Mt.
However, please refer to the course that goes up from the shaking rock to Ulsanbawi top with many stairs and some slopes.
The Shinheungsa-Heundeulbawi (Gyejoam) section starts with a gentle path up the valley and has a way through the deck, but it takes about an hour to go to a little sloped dirt road and a stone road. Although the forest is not lush, it is a harmonious course with granite, and you can see temples such as Anyangam, Naewonam, and Gyejoam. This course is not too much for children and elderly people to visit, and it is a spectacular tour of autumn leaves in spring (May) and autumn season (October to November).
The swaying rock(Heundeulbawi) (Gyejoam temple) to Ulsanbawi, which is 873m above sea level, must be raised 1.5 kilometers from the swaying rock( and about an hour to climb up the steep rock hill). In addition, for iron stairs, there is a narrow and steep slope that requires attention to move.
Note : Travel and trekking insurance is not included in the tour. Outdoors Korea will not accept responsibility if the participant has health issues or disabilities which were not disclosed at the time of booking. Outdoors Korea also has the right to reject bookings if a participant is found to be unfit to trek .
If you cancel at least 15 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.If you cancel between 7 and 14 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.If you cancel within 6 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Travel period : 1 or 2 days tour
Elevation : 873m
Walking Distance : 7Km
Hiking Duration : 4 Hours
Tour Cost for 1 day Tour
For 1 person: 400USD
For 2 person: 450USD($225 Each)
For 3 person: 510USD($170 Each)
For 4 person: 560USD($140 Each)
For 5 or more: US$ 120 Each
Tour Cost for 2 days Tour
For 1 person: 800USD
For 2 person: 1,000USD($500 Each)
For 3 person: 1,110USD($370 Each)
For 4 person: 1,200USD($300 Each)
For 5 or more: US$ 260 Each
2days Approximate tour schedule
1st day (comfortable trip)
- Visit Naksansa Buddhist Temple
- Sokcho city Dongmyeong Harbor
- Traditional Market
- Accommodate in Sokcho city
2nd day - Hiking
Lunch(Lunch Box on a Mountain)
Fluent English-speaking Mountain expert
Personal Food and Water
Breakfast and Dinner
Confirmation will be sent after booking
Minimum age is 12 years
Wear comfortable clothes and hiking shoes. Prepare Wet and Warm Gears
Must Prepare Crampon in Winter Season(From Dec to Mar)
Departure point :
Depart from Customer's Hotel
(Seoul and Near Seoul)
Return details :
Return to Customer's Hotel
(Seoul and Near Seoul)
Departure time :
8AM to 9AM
(Depend on Customer's Hotel location)
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