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All reviews stone steps well worth the effort beautiful forest four hours enjoying the view avoid the crowds hike starts blue sky sunny day both sides awesome views viewing platform hard work tough hike seorak mountain seoraksan national park taking pictures
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hike is an absolute must when visiting Seoraksan National Park. The hike takes about four hours back and forth. The hike starts easy enough walking trough a beautiful forest on good trails, but it gets strenuous after you've passed Heundeulbawi Rock. From then on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CarolienBAC
Reviewed July 11, 2019

Ulsanbawi Rock is a unique rock formation composed of six granite peaks. One needs to be of general fitness to do this round trip hike of 4 hours. The initial trail is relatively easy, walking along the forest on big gravel rocks, boardwalk and stairs....More

Date of experience: June 2019
3  Thank LG_Kay
Reviewed April 5, 2019

Just want to comment on difficulty. I am a 65 year old man, in decent, but not great, shape. The walk was strenuous, especially the last 0.6 km. Uphill on either steps or a rock path. By the time I reached the top, I was...More

Date of experience: April 2019
4  Thank d_kester
Reviewed March 4, 2019

We decided to climb up Ulsanbawi even though it was rated "advanced" on KTO website. We were glad we did because the climb up was great and the view even better. It wasn't not difficult as there were proper tracks and stairs although some parts...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TeddySoo
Reviewed October 25, 2018

The last .8 km seemed to take forever. Be sure to go early if you wish to avoid the crowds. Got there just after 7am, taking pictures before really starting out on the course around 7:30am (on Wed 10/24). Total trip time ~4 hours. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank syh75287
Reviewed October 21, 2018

From the top of Ulsanbawi, you can see Sokcho and the East sea on the east, and the rest of Seoraksan on the west. Personally, the Sokcho side isn't very interesting (go to the Sokcho observatory if you want to see the city), so it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cobbdouglas
Reviewed October 2, 2018

It took us roughly two hours to get up to the Ulsanbawi Rock. The climb was honestly quite brutally tough with steps up all the way. Need to wear hiking shoes with proper grip as there are quite a number of rocky steps. But the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Huijun Y
Reviewed September 22, 2018

It was down pouring in Sokcho the night before we planned to go to Seoraksan NP. In the morning the rain stopped, the sky started to clear up but was still cloudy and hazy. We decided still taking the 35 mins bus ride (bus 7...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank pchu
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

The first bit of the hike is very deceiving as it is paved! Then you get to the dirt and gravel and you still have no idea what you are getting into. Then the rocks aka stairs start and 2 hours later you are at...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jesshorine
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Good hike with our 10 and 12 year old. Four hours with the last 90 mins a steep climb. We were lucky with the weather with beautiful views at the top. Well worth the effort.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from CoisDeZweed | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, There are a lot of restaurants/cafés at the base of the mountain. This is also a nice place for walking around at ground level. I wouldn't want to advise your grandmother to hike up. It is very steep and during the... More
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Response from NamKhim | Reviewed this property |
On the official map, estimated time from the Sinheung Temple (which is near the park entrance) to the top is 2 hours. (4 hours round trip). I took 3 hours. The way to the shaky rock is relatively flat and easy. From there... More
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