Odaesan National Park (오대산국립공원)

Odaesan National Par...
Odaesan National Park
Odaesan National Park was designated as a national park in 1975. Its name was derived from the the following 5 plateaus: Manwoldae, Jangryeondae, Girindae, Sangsamdae and Jigongdae. Featuring the 1,563m high Birobong Peak, Odaesan spreads southwest with Mt. Sodaesan, Horyeongbong Peak and Mt. Sogyebangsan. The east side is connected with Sangwangbong Peak and Durobong Peak, which are over 1,000m high.

The representative temple of Odaesan, Woljeongsa Temple, was named after the bright, full moon that rises above Manwoldae (Mt. Dongdaesan). At this temple the famous Octagon shaped 9-story pagoda (National Treasure No.48) and the Stone Seated Buddha Figure (Treasure No.139) is preserved. Also, Jeokmyeolbogung of Woljeongsa is where Monk Ja Jang preserved the Sakyamuni’s noble relics. Inside Woljeongsa Temple, follow the fir trees 5 km east, and you will reach Sagoji where Yeonggamsa Temple stands.

Odaesan has the largest natural woods of Korea. Many wild animals and plants are known to exist here. The area of Birobong Peak is famous for its Nuncheunkbaek and Yew tree forests. The royal azelea and Geumgang Chorong from Durobong Peak to Sangwangbong Peak are famous and there are animals such as boars, musk deer, turtledoves and colorful woodpeckers living here.

N/A (Open all year round)
Mountain Not Access Period
To be decided by park directors based on fire weather advisories, snow/precipitation levels, and other local conditions.
Restricted Mountain Areas
● Sangwonsa Temple (상원사) – Duroryeong (두로령)
● Dongdaesan Mt. (동대산) – Duroryeong (두로령)
● Sogeumgang (소금강) – Dongpigol (동피골)
● Sangwonsa Temple (상원사) – Naemyeon Myeonggye-ri (내면 명계리)
● Bukdaesa (북대사) – Sangwangbong Samgeori (상왕봉 삼거리)
● Unduryeong (운두령) – Gyebangsan (계방산) – Nodong Valley (노동계곡)
● Gyebangsan Mt. (계방산) – Samgeori (삼거리)
Areas Open to the Public
● Woljeongsa Hoesageori (월정사 회사거리) – Dongpigol (동피골) – Sangwonsa (상원사)
● Sangwonsa Temple (상원사) – Jungdae (중대)
Night-time Hike Restriction Notice
Hiking at night is prohibited (from sunset to 2hrs before sunrise).
April-October: 16:00-04:00 / November-March: 15:00-05:00
Hiking Course
▲ Durobong Peak Course (10km, 4hrs 40min):
Jingogae Pass (진고개) → Dongdaesan Mt. (동대산) → Durobong Peak (두로봉) → Duroryeong (두로령)▲ Dongdaesan Mt. Course (4.4km, 2hrs 10min):
Dongpigol (동피골) → Dongdaesan Mt. (동대산) → Jingogae Pass (진고개)▲ Sangwangbong Peak Course (14km, 5hrs 20min):
Sangwonsa Temple (상원사) → Birobong Peak (비로봉) → Sangwangbong Peak (상왕봉) → Duroryeong (두로령) → Bukdaesa (북대사) → Sangwonsa Temple (상원사)

▲ Sogeumgang Course (13.3km, 7hrs):
Mureunggye (무릉계) → Sipjaso (십자소) → Yeonhwadam (연화담) → Sikdangam (식당암) → Guryong Waterfall (구룡폭포) → Manmulsang (만물상) → Baegundae (백운대) → Nagyeong Waterfall (낙영폭포) → Noinbong Peak (노인봉) → Jingogae Pass (진고개)

▲ Birobong Peak Course (3.5km, 1hr 40min):
Sangwonsa Temple (상원사) → Jungdaesa Temple (중대사) → Jeongmyeolbogung (적멸보궁) → Birobong Peak (비로봉)

Admission Fees
Woljeongsa Temple
Adults (ages 19-64): 3,000 won / Group: 2,500 won
Youths (ages 13-18): 1,500 won / Group: 1,000 won
Children (ages 7-12): 500 won / Group: 400 won* Group: 30 people or more
From Dong Seoul Bus Terminal, take an intercity bus to Jinbu (진부).
From Jinbu Bus Terminal, take a local bus bound for Woljeongsa Temple (월정사) or Sangwonsa Temple (상원사).* Local bus bound for Woljeongsa Temple: 06:30, 07:40, 10:20, 14:20, 18:30, 19:40
* Local bus bound for Sangwonsa Temple: 08:30, 09:40, 11:50, 12:50, 15:30, 16:40
* Bus schedules are subject to change.