Suraksan is a mountain north of Seoul, most of the way to Uijongbu. From the summit and various other points on the mountain, there are amazing views of Seoul, Bukhansan, and Dobongsan. Near the peak, there are several difficult climbing areas with high strength steel cables to aid hikers. Though it is a somewhat difficult climb as you approach the top, I saw everyone from 6 year-old children to 70 year-old grandparents making the hike.
Avoid this mountain on Sunday afternoons, as you will spend more time waiting in line than you would if you were at Disney World. My hike to the top took two hours from Suraksan Station, but should have taken only one hour to one and a half hours.
To get to Suraksan, take subway Line 7 to Suraksan Station, walk to the exit marked Suraksan, walk down the street for approx 400 meters, and the trail head will be on your right.
Do not confuse this mountain called Suraksan with the much more famous Seoraksan National Park on Korea's east coast!
last summer, some of my friends, my sister, her friend, and i went to Mt.Sorak all together... the mountain is in Kangwon province, and it takes about 4 hours... Mr.Sorak is one of the gorgeous mountains, and in fact the hightest in South Korea... it shows all different figures every season...
Took this photo at Mt Sorak National Park. Like the red colour leaves very much. Basically I like everything that is in red. A pity for me, it was raining on the day I visited Mt Sorak. It is okay at the bottom of the mountain. However, when we took the cable car up, we were surrounded in mist. Can't see anything from the cable car. Vision improved a little bit when we reach the top, but still dont see much, even the 5 fingers are a bit blurish. Beware if you are visiting Mt Sorak on a rainy day.