|Gwanaksan Mountain (관악산)|
|At 629 meters
in height, Gwanaksan Mountain is the symbol and pride of Gwanak-gu district
in Seoul. Most of the cultural heritages of the district originate from Gwanaksan Mountain. Since it was designated as a city natural park in 1968, it has continued to serve as a favorite place for relaxation and excursion for Seoul citizens. The various rocky peaks and the deep valleys give the mountain its rugged feel. The
mountain's size and close proximity to Seoul make it easy for Seoul residents
to visit it in a single day.
In the spring, cherry blossoms are in full bloom near the entrance to the mountain, and a Rhododendron Festival is held there when the rhododendrons are in full bloom. At the mountain's summit are Wongaksa Temple and Yeonjuam Hermitage, which were built by Taejo Yi Seong-gye (the founder of the Joseon Dynasty) to ward off misfortune when he decided to move the capital to Seoul. There are also other temples and hermitages, and a ground radar observation post. Yeonjudae Hermitage, located top of the cliff, is where all the hiking trails of Mount Gwanaksan meet.
| Course 1
140min): Gwaneumsa Temple Ticket Box → Dwaejibawi Rock → Yeonjudae
Course 2 (1.4km, 30min): 1st Square → Acacia Dongsan Hill → Ogyucheon → Sujung Dongsan Hill → 4th Campground
Course 3 (2km, 80min): 4th Campground → Yeonjusaem Spring → 3rd Ggalddak Hill → Yeonjuam Rock → Yeonjudae
Course 4 (0.9km, 15min): 4th Campground → Yongcheonsu → Jeolgu Mineral Spring → Samgeori (3-way Jun.) → Muneomi Hill
Course 5 (1.9km, 65min): 2nd Square → Royal Azalea Dongsan Hill → Samakjeong → Samgeori (3-way Jun.) → Ggalddak Hill
Course 6 (0.8km, 25min): Royal Azalea Dongsan Hill → 2nd Ggalddak Hill → 4th Campground
Course 7 (2.8km, 70min): Senior's Zone → Dolsan → Yongamcheon → Gukgibong → 1st Campground
Course 8 (1.5km, 55min): Hwalteo → 3rd Campground → 2nd Campground → 1st Campground
Course 9 (1.4km, 50min): Samseongsan Mt. → Seongji (Holy Land) → Samho Mineral Spring → Songam Mineral Spring → 1st Campground
Course 10 (1.2km, 40min): Samgeori Mineral Spring → Geobukbawi Rock → Sammaksa Temple
|Lake Park, snack bar, restaurants|
Take Bus 501, 5412, 5515, 5516, 5517, 5528, 5614, 6512, 6513, or 6514.
Get off at the entrance of Seoul National University.
Seoul National University Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), Exit 3.
Transfer to any bus bound for the entrance of Seoul National University (서울대입구).