|Ulsanbawi is composed of six granite peaks, each bearing a width of 4km. You can see the spectacular scenery of Seorak Mountain, the East Sea, Dalma Peak, and Haksapyeong Reservoir from the top. There are three varying theories as to what the name Ulsanbawi implies: that it looks like a fence, that its name was copied from Ulsan of Gyeongsangnam-do, and that the Korean term of “crying mountain” was translated into Chinese characters. Because of the way the whole mountain reverberates the sound of thunder in rain, it is also referred to as Cheonhusan.
The arduous 4km hike up that takes roughly two hours to reach the peak is worth it. Views from the top are simply breathtaking.
|* Seorakdong (설악동) - Biseondae (비선대) - Yangpok (양폭) - Huiungak (희운각) - Daecheongbong Peak (대청봉) >> 11㎞, 7 hours
* Seorakdong - Biseondae - Madeungnyeong (마등령) - Baekdamsa Temple (Inje) >> 16㎞, 12 hours
* Seorakdong - Sinheungsa Temple - Gyejoam (계조암) - Ulsanbawi Rock (울산바위) >> 3.8㎞, 2 hours
* Seorakdong - Yukdam Falls (육담폭포) - Biryong Falls (비룡폭포) >> 2.6㎞, 1 hour
* Seorakdong - Biseondae - Geumganggul (금강굴) >> 3.6㎞, 1 hour 40 min
|Mountain Not Access Period|
(※ Flexible operation)
|Areas Open to the Public|
|* Seorak Sogongwon (소공원) ~ Ulsanbawi Rock (울산바위)
* Seorak Sogongwon (소공원) ~ Biseondae (비선대) ~ Geumganggul Cave (금강굴)
* Seorak Sogongwon (소공원) ~ Biryong Falls (비룡폭포)
* Baekdambunso (백담분소) ~ Baekdamsa Temple (백담사)
* Osaek Mineral Spring (오색약수터) ~ Yongso Falls (용소폭포)
* Heullimgol (흘림골) ~ Yongso Falls (용소폭포)
|- From Sokcho city, take city bus No.7, 7-1 headed for Seorak-dong. Get off at the entrance of Mt. Seoraksan (Mt. Seoraksan Sogongwon (20-25 min ride).
- Taxi takes 15-20 min.