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Seoraksan National Park (Oeseorak; Outer Seorak) (설악산국립공원 (외설악))

  • Seoraksan National Park (Oeseorak; Outer Seorak) (설악산국립공원 (외설악))
  • Seoraksan National Park (Oeseorak; Outer Seorak) (설악산국립공원 (외설악))
  • Seoraksan National Park (Oeseorak; Outer Seorak) (설악산국립공원 (외설악))
  • Seoraksan National Park (Oeseorak; Outer Seorak) (설악산국립공원 (외설악))
  • Seoraksan National Park (Oeseorak; Outer Seorak) (설악산국립공원 (외설악))
  • Seoraksan National Park (Oeseorak; Outer Seorak) (설악산국립공원 (외설악))
  • Seoraksan National Park (Oeseorak; Outer Seorak) (설악산국립공원 (외설악))
  • Seoraksan National Park (Oeseorak; Outer Seorak) (설악산국립공원 (외설악))
  • Seoraksan National Park (Oeseorak; Outer Seorak) (설악산국립공원 (외설악))
  • Seoraksan National Park (Oeseorak; Outer Seorak) (설악산국립공원 (외설악))
  • Seoraksan National Park (Oeseorak; Outer Seorak) (설악산국립공원 (외설악))
  • Seoraksan National Park (Oeseorak; Outer Seorak) (설악산국립공원 (외설악))
  • Seoraksan National Park (Oeseorak; Outer Seorak) (설악산국립공원 (외설악))

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Notices
* Some areas of Seorak National Park are designated as non-access areas to protect nature. Please check this information before visiting.
Address
Seoraksan-ro, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do
강원도 속초시 설악산로 설악산국립공원 외설악매표소
Type
National & Provincial & County Parks
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-33-636-7700
Homepage
english.knps.or.kr/Knp/Seoraksan
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
  • Information
    Introduction
    With its highest point, Daecheongbong Peak, located 1,708 m above ground, Seoraksan Mountain is one of the most beautiful mountains in Korea, boasting a variety of colorful flowers in spring, refreshing clear water streams in summer, vibrant autumn foliages in fall, and a scenic snow-covered landscape in winter. With the mountain changing in color according to each season, a visit to Seoraksan Mountain guarantees a picturesque landscape any time of the year.

    Hangyeryeong and Misiryryeong serve as a boundary line dividing Oeseorak (Outer Seorak), located towards the East Sea, and Naeseorak (Inner Seorak). The Oeseorak is a home to gigantic waterfalls such as Biryong Falls, Oryeon Falls, and Towangseong Falls as well as notable rock formations such as Ulsanbawi Rock and Geumgang Cave. Convenient facilities are gathered around Seorak-dong, making the area one of the busiest region within Seoraksan National Park. Noteworthy hiking courses include Biseondae-Madeungryeong course and Biseondae-Cheonbuldong-Daecheonbong Peak course.

    Telephone
    +82-33-636-7700

    Closed
    N/A (Open all year round)

    Hiking Course
    ▲ Yongso Falls (1 hr, 3.2 km): Yaksuteo Hiking Support Center → Seongguksa Temple → Yongso Waterfall → Yongso Falls Hiking Support Center
    ▲ Ulsanbawi Rock (2 hr, 3.8 km): Sogongwon → Sinheungsa Temple → Heundeulbawi Rock/Gyejoam → Ulsanbawi Rock
    ▲ Gwongeumseong Fortress Course (30 min / 1.5 km): Sogongwon → Cable Car → Gwongeumseong Fortress
    ▲ Biryong Falls (Towangseong Falls Observatory) (1 hr, 2.8 km): Sogongwon → Yukdam Falls → Biryong Falls → Towangseong Falls Observatory
    ▲ Geumganggul Cave (2 hr, 3.6 km): Sogongwon → Waseondae → Biseondae → Geumganggul Cave
    ▲ Yangpok (3 hr 10 min, 6.5 km): Sogongwon → Sinheungsa Temple → Waseondae → Biseondae → Gwimyeonam → Yangpok Shelter
    ▲ Baekdamsa Temple (1 hr 30 min, 6.5 km): Baekdamsa Temple Hiking Support Center → Geobugwibawi Rock → Cheongnyongdam → Baekdamsa Temple
    ▲ Suryeomdong (3 hr, 11.2 km):  Baekdamsa Temple → Yeongsiam → Suryeomdong Shelter
    ▲ Namgyori (6hr 30 min, 11.3 km): Namgyori Park Protection Center → Boksungatang → Daeseungnyeong → Jangsudae
    ▲ Daeseung Falls (40 min, 0.9 km): Jangsudae → Daeseung Falls
    ▲ Daecheongbong Peak (Osaek) (4 hr, 5 km): Osaek → Nam (South) Seorak Hiking Support Center → Seorak Falls → Daecheongbong Peak
    ▲ Daecheongbong Peak (Baekdam) (12 hr 50 min, 23.9 km / overnight): Baekdamsa Temple → Bongjeongam → Daecheongbong Peak → Heeungak Shelter → Biseondae → Sogongwon
    ▲ Daecheongbong Peak (Hangyeryeong) (12 hr, 19.3 km / overnight): Hangyeryeong Hiking Support Center → Daecheongbong Peak →Heeungak Shelter → Biseondae → Sogongwon
    ▲ Daecheongbong Peak (Seorakdong) (10 hr 40 min , 16 km / overnight): Sogongwon → Biseondae - Heeungak Shelter → Daecheongbong Peak → Seorak Falls → Osaek
    ▲ Gongnyong ridge (14 hr 40 min, 19.1 km / overnight): Sogongwon → Biseondae → Madeungnyeong Intersection → Heeungak Shelter → Daecheongbong Peak → Osaek

    Natural Preservation Areas (closed to public)
    * Daecheongbong Peak~Plant Habitat at the Top of Socheong (Hiking Path Excluded): until 2026
    * Heukseondong Ravine (Hwangjang Waterfall-Daeseungryeong): until 2026
    * Jeombongsan Mountain: until 2026
    * Hwachae Ridge: until 2026
    * Madeungryeong~Misiryeong: until 2026

    Mountain Not Access Period
    Seasonal Forest Fire Watches by Park
    Spring: March 2 - May 15 / Fall: November 1 - December 15

    * TBD by park directors based on fire weather advisories, snow/precipitation levels, and other local conditions.

    Areas Open to the Public
    Seorak-dong - Ulsanbawi Rock (3.80 km)
    Sogongwon - Biryong Falls ~ Towangpok Observatory (2.81 km)
    Osaek Mineral Spring - Yongso Falls (3.50 km)
    Gamasot Entrance ~ Entrance to Korea Botanical Garden

    * Subject to changes depending on weather conditions. Please check before visiting.

    Restricted Mountain Areas
    * Subject to changes depending on parks. Refer to the official website before visiting.

    Parking Facilities
    Available

    Admission Fees
    [Sogongwon Park]
    -Adults 3,500 won
    -Middle to high school students (ages 14-19) 1,000 won
    -Elementary school students (ages 8-13) 500 won
    * Inquiries: Sinheungsa Temple Ticket Office +82-33-636-8755

    Facility Utilization Fees
    * Camping Site
    Low Season: Adults 1,600 won / Teenagers 1,200 won / Children 800 won
    Peak Season: Adults 2,000 won / Teenagers 1,500 won / Children 1,000 won

    * Shelter
    Low Season: Adults 1,600 won / Teenagers 1,200 won / Children 800 won
    Peak Season: Adults 2,000 won / Teenagers 1,500 won / Children 1,000 won

    - Peak Season: May 1-November 30
    - Low Season: Period except for the peak season

    Restrooms
    Available

    Parking Fees
    Compact cars 2,000 won
    Small and mid-sized cars 4,000-5,000 won
    Large sized cars 6,000-7,500 won

    Available Facilities
    Camping site, shelter, visitors center, information center, park office

    Baby Stroller Rentals
    Not available

    Pets
    Not permitted

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