I’ve been living in Korea for over two years. Most of my free time I’ve spent climbing on the Korean mountain. I’ve climbed mostly all of Seoul Subburb mountains. Bukhansan Bagundae is the best peak undoubtedly, but It’s a tedious hike to the top and needs about 5 hours.
If you are looking for an easy not that much strenuous hike with the same view as you would see from the
We were five friends together hike the Suraksan mountain. We took only one break. It was an easy hike for both of us, and the view we get was magnificently beautiful. I will share with you the photos I took on my trek to Suraksan in this post.
Why Hiking Suraksan Mountain:
Suraksan is an easy hike and Near from Seoul. It’s in the northeast part of Seoul and the valley of Dobongsan and Bukhansan. You will also encounter two major Hangnimsa and Yonggulamsa temple in the way. It only takes 36 minutes by Seoul metro from Seoul station. If you don’t have any metro app, then I suggest you use Kakao Metro for Subway and Naver Map.
The Elevation of Suraksan is 638 m from the sea level. The view from the top is as beautiful as you would get from Bagundae or Bukhansan or some other Seoul’s mountain. There are some significant trails to hike, but the most popular one is Seoul Nature Trail.
If you are looking for a less crowded, serene and peaceful hike, then this mountain is for you. The best tips are for your avoid the weekend hike in any mountain near Seoul to enjoy the serene nature of the hill.
How to get to Suraksan from Seoul station:
Suraksan is only 36 minutes ride from Seoul Station. Take Line number 4 from Seoul station which is heading for Danggogae Station. Get off at Danggogae station and Exit via 4. Or you Can go to Suraksan Station and Start hike from there then get down to Danggogae station.
Easy hike with most of the steep and rocky section. In the last part of the walk is a bit tedious then at the beginning.
Duration of Hiking to the Suraksan mountain Peak:
Duration depends on your pace. We completed within 3 hours. It shouldn’t take more than three hours if you are an active and healthy person.
What you should bring with you to hike Surak Mountain:
- Bring Enough water with you.
- Appropriate Footwear and Clothes are essential for hiking the mountain.
- Pack Snacks and Launch. We had our launch on the top with the open sky, Fresh air and stunning view of Seoul.
- If you need any hiking equipment, you can buy them form Danggogae statin at exit 4.
More useful article on the web :
- Suraksan (To the Peak via the Seoul Trail) by Theseoulstop
- Hiking in Seoul: Suraksan by 4corners7seas
- Visit Korea official site.
Do you have any further questions? Comments below I will be happy to answer all of your issues related to Suraksan hiking.
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