Woraksan National Park (월악산국립공원)

Woraksan National Pa...
Woraksan National Park
The Woraksan Mountains are filled with valleys and beautiful waterfalls. Though the path to the peak of the Woraksan Mountain may be steep and rugged, once you’re up there, you are surrounded by Korean White Pine Trees and looking down on a stunning view of the lakes below. In wintertime the snow covered scenery of this National Park is breathtaking, and has been compared to Korea’s famous Geumgangsan Mountains. The park contains an abundance of wildlife and plants, many of which are extremely rare, so some hiking courses are regulated to prevent forest fires and ensure their protection. Within the park there are several traditional temples to visit and many attractions are located nearby, including the Suanbo hot springs.
+82-43-653-3250 (Woraksan National Park office) / +82-43-653-3257 (Deoksan Annex) / +82-43-422-5062 (Danyang Annex)
N/A (Open all year round)
Mountain Not Access Period
Seasonal Forest Fire Caution Period
February 16 – May 11, 2014
※ TBD by park directors based on fire weather advisories, precipitation levels, and other local conditions.
Restricted Mountain Areas
● Jireupjae (지릅재) – Mapaebong Peak (마패봉)
● Haneuljae Pass (하늘재) – Poamsan (포암산) – Mansubong Samgeori (만수봉삼거리)
● Mapaebong Samgeori (마패봉삼거리) – Bubong Peak (부봉) – Haneuljae Pass (하늘재)
● Bodeogam Hermitage (보덕암) – Bodeogam Samgeori (보덕암삼거리)
● Sangcheon-ri (상천리) – Mangdeokbong Peak (망덕봉) – Geumsusan (금수산)
● Sangcheon-ri (상천리) – Gaeunsan (가은산) – Oksun Bridge (옥순대교)
Areas Open to the Public
● Songgye-ri (송계리) – Songgye Samgeori (송계삼거리)
● Deokjusa Temple (덕주사) – Yeongbong Peak (영봉)
● Mansugyo Bridge (만수교) – Mansubong Peak (만수봉) – Mansugyo Bridge (만수교)
● Sangseonam Rock (상선암) – Jebong Peak (제봉) – Doraksan Mountain (도락산)
● Sangcheon-ri (상천리) – Geumsusan mountain (금수산) – Sang-ri (상리)
● Janghoe-ri (장회리) – Jebibong Peak (제비봉) – Eoreumgol Valley (얼음골)
● Gyeranjae (계란재) – Gudambong Peak (구담봉) – Oksunbong Peak (옥순봉)
● Moehakdong (뫼학동) – Bukbawisan Mountain (북바위산) – Mullebanga (물레방아)
● Sangseonam (상선암) – Chaeunbong Peak (채운봉) – Doraksan Samgeori (도락산삼거리)
● Mireung-ni (미륵리) – Haneuljae Pass (하늘재)
● Geumsusan Samgeori (금수산삼거리) – Sanghak Village (상학마을)
● Silleuksa Temple (신륵사) – Silleuksa Samgeori (신륵사삼거리)
● Naegunggi Village (내궁기마을) – Naegunggi Samgeori (내궁기삼거리)[Fall Foliage Exploration Path]
– Recommended Dates: October 19-November 02
– Course Route:
Mansugyo Bridge (만수교) – Mansubong Peak (만수봉) – Mansugyo Bridge (만수교) (5 hrs / 8 km): valley path
Baekun-dong (백운동) – Geumsusan Mountain (금수산) – Sanghak (상학) (4 hrs / 6 km): ridge path
Jebibong Park Protection Area (Jikimteo; 제비봉공원지킴터) ~ Jebibong Peak (제비봉) ~ Eorumgol Hiking Support Center (얼음골탐방지원센터) (3 hrs 30 mins / 4.1 km): ridge path
Sangseonam Parking Lot (상선암주차장) ~ Doraksan Mountain (도락산) ~ Chaeunbong Peak (채운봉) ~ Sangseonam Parking Lot (상선암주차장) (4 hrs / 4.8 km): ridge path
Hiking Course
▲ Dongchanggyo Bridge (동창교) → Yeongbong Peak (영봉) → Silleuksa Temple (신륵사) (8.8km, 5hrs)
▲ Deokju Valley (덕주계곡) → Yeongbong Peak (영봉) → Jungbong Peak (중봉) → Habong Peak (하봉) → Susan-ri (수산리) (9km, 8hrs)
▲ Deokju Valley (덕주계곡) → Yeongbong Peak (영봉) → Dongchanggyo Bridge (동창교) (10.2km, 6hrs)
▲ Mansugyo Bridge (만수교) → Mansubong Peak (만수봉) → Mansugyo Bridge (만수교) (7.2km, 4hrs)
▲ Sangseonam Rock (상선암) → Doraksan Mountain (도락산) → Sangseonam Rock (상선암) (5km, 4hrs)
▲ Janghoe (장회) → Jebibong Peak (제비봉) → Eoreumgol Valley 어름골 (3km, 3hrs)
▲ Gyeranjae (계란재) → Gudambong Peak (구담봉) → Oksunbong Peak (옥순봉) (2.6km, 2hrs)
▲ Mireung-ri (미륵리) → Haneuljae Pass (하늘재) → Poamsan (포암산) → Mansubong Peak (만수봉) (7.3km, 5hrs)
▲ Moeakdong (뫼악동) → Bukbawisan Mountain (북바위산) → Mullebanga (물레방아) (4.5km, 3hrs 30min)
▲ Sangcheon-ri (상천리) → Geumsusan Mountain (금수산) → Sang-ri (상리) (2.4km, 5hrs)
Night-time Hike Restriction Notice
Hiking at night is prohibited (From sunset to 2hrs before sunrise).
Parking Facilities
Parking Fees
Small cars (less than 1,000cc): 2,000 won
Mid-sized cars (more than 1,000cc): 4,000 won (peak season: 5,000 won)
Buses: 6,000 won (peak season: 7,500 won)
※ Free: Regular shuttle buses (Not including monthly parking leasers)
>> Click here for more details.
Baby Stroller Rentals
Not available
Not permitted
From Dong Seoul Bus Terminal, take an intercity bus to Deokjusa Temple (덕주사).
* Bus Schedule: 06:40-18:40, 2hr intervalsOR,
From Chungju Bus Terminal (충주터미널), take Bus 222 or 246 (bound for Songgye/Naesonggye, 송계/내송계).
Get off at the entrance of Woraksan National Park (월악산국립공원).
* Bus Schedule:
– Bus 222: 08:00-19:10, runs 5 times a day
– Bus 246: 07:15-17:05, runs 6 times a day