|Geumganggul Cave (금강굴)|
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|Hollowed into the rocks of Mt Seoraksan, about 600 meters above sea level, you will find Geumganggul Cave. This 23 square meters cave was once used as a place of worship, and contains a stone sitting Buddha and some earthenware. The route up the cave is quite steep, and visitors must walk across a few bridges and up concrete stairways. However, you will be rewarded with a captivating view of Cheonbuldong Valley.
The hiking trail from Seorakdong to Geumganggul Cave, which also passes by Biseondae, is 3.6 kilometers long and takes about 1 hour and 40 minutes.
▲ Biryong Falls (2hrs, 2.4km): Sogongwon (소공원) → Yukdam Falls (육담폭포) → Biryong Falls (비룡폭포)
▲ Geumganggul Cave (1hr 40min, 3.6km): Sogongwon (소공원) → Waseondae (와선대) → Biseondae (비선대) → Geumganggul Cave (금강굴)
▲ Ulsanbawi Rock (2hrs, 3.8km): Sogongwon (소공원) → Sinheungsa Temple (신흥사) → Heundeulbawi Rock/Gyejoam (흔들바위/계조암) → Ulsanbawi Rock (울산바위)
▲ Yongso Falls (1hr, 3.2km): Yaksuteo Hiking Support Center (약수터탐방지원센터) → Seongguksa Temple (성국사) → Yongso Waterfall (용소폭포) → Yongso Falls Hiking Support Center (용소폭포탐방지원센터)
▲ Baekdamsa Temple (1hr 30min, 6.5km): Baekdamsa Temple Hiking Support Center (백담탐방지원센터) → Baekdamsa Temple (백담사)
▲ Daeseung Falls (1hr 20min, 0.9km): Jangsudae (장수대) → Daeseung Falls (대승폭포)
▲ Yangpok (2hrs 50min, 6.5km): Sogongwon (소공원) → Waseondae (와선대) → Biseondae (비선대) → Gwimyeonam (귀면암) → Yangpok Shelter (양폭대피소)
▲ Suryeomdong (3hrs 11.2km): Baekdamsa Temple (백담사) → Yeongsiam (영시암) → Suryeomdong Shelter (수렴동대피소)
▲ Namgyori (7hrs 30min, 11.3km): Namgyori (남교리) → Boksungatang (복숭아탕) → Daeseungnyeong (대승령) → Jangsudae (장수대)
▲ Daecheongbong Peak (Osaek) (8hrs, 10km): Osaek (오색) → Seorak Falls (설악폭포) → Daecheongbong Peak (대청봉) → Seorak Falls (설악폭포) → Osaek (오색)
▲ Daecheongbong Peak (Hangyeryeong) (11 hrs 40 min / 19.3 km / Overnight): Hangyeryeong Hiking Support Center (한계령탐방지원센터) → Hangyeryeong Gallimgil (한계령갈림길) → Seobukneungseon (서북능선) → Daecheongbong Peak (대청봉) → Heeungak (희운각) → Biseondae (비선대) → Sogongwon (소공원)
▲ Daecheongbong Peak (Seorakdong) (10 hrs 20 min / 16 km / Overnight): Sogongwon (소공원) → Biseondae (비선대) - Heeungak (희운각) → Daecheongbong Peak (대청봉) → Seorak Falls (설악폭포) → Osaek (오색)
▲ Heullimgol Course (2 hrs 50 min, 3.3 km): Heullimgol Jikimteo (흘림골지킴터) → Deungseondae (등선대) → Yongso Hiking Support Center (용소탐방지원센터)
▲ Daecheongbong Peak (Baekdam) (14 hrs / 20.4 km / Overnight): Baekdamsa Temple (백담사) → Yeongsiam (영시암) - Suryeoadong Shelter (수렴동대피소) → Bongjeongam (봉정암) → Socheongbong Peak (소청봉) → Daecheongbong Peak (대청봉) → Heeungak (희운각) - Biseondae (비선대)
▲ Gwongeumseong Fortress Course (30 min / 1.5 km): Sogongwon (소공원) → Cable Car → Gwongeumseong Fortress (권금성)
|Take an intercity
bus to Sokcho Intercity Bus Terminal.
From Sokcho Terminal, take bus 7.
Get off at Seorak-dong Sogongwon Park (the last stop).