Autumn, the Nation’s favorite season of all is here in Korea! 🍂🍂

The mornings are growing crisper with the breezy fresh air and the sky seems to be growing even higher and higher. The sun ☀ is setting early, and we can all feel a sense of seasonal change in the air and vividly from the leaves changing color.

Anything beautiful in life only lasts for a short while.. just like Autumn in Korea only lasts for about 2 months (Mid September- Mid November) and we need to make the most out of it chasing every moment while we are at it!

What would be the best way to chase that gorgeous fall foliage in Korea…🤔

We say “Go on a trip to a mountain” where you can feel the arrival of autumn to the fullest. 
Locals enjoying autumn foliage with leaves colored in red, yellow, and orange in Seoraksan on the way to Sinheungsa Temple

Since Korea is blessed with so many beautiful mountains with all different distinctive features, this is one thing locals don’t skip during the golden autumn foliage season. Pack your bags 🎒🎒 and walk up the mountain breathing in the crisp air and enjoying the gorgeous autumn scenery.

These are the ⭐Top 4 mountains⭐ famous for beautiful autumn foliage in Korea
– Odaesan
– Seoraksan
– Daedunsan
– Naejangsan

But wait, which mountain  should I choose?
There are quite many to choose from so you may not be sure which one to go for so we’ve gathered some more detail information about each mountain to help you decide. 🤟🤟

1. Travelling Time, Features, Pros & Cons

 Mountain Travelling time from Seoul Cable car
*Price is for a round trip
Features Pros Cons
Odaesan

Peak
10/10 – 10/20

2.5 ~ 3.5 hours X – Woljeong Temple (Woljeongsa)
– Fir Trees Road
(K-drama “Goblin” filming site)
Less crowded as Odaesan is relatively less known – No cable car

*The trekking trails are pretty easy  in Odaesan

Seoraksan

Peak
10/15 – 11/3

3 ~ 4 hours Every 5 mins
– Adult: 10,000 KRW
– Child: 6,000 KRW
– Sinheung Temple
(Sinheungsa)
– Gwongeumseong Fortress
– Biseondae Rock
– Seoraksan offers the most colorful display of red, yellow, orange autumn foliage – Cable car queue may be over one hour during peak season. Instead, you can take a walk to Sinheung Temple and
Daedunsan

Peak
10/20 – 11/5

2.5 ~ 3.5 hours Every 20 mins
– Adult: 10,500 KRW
– Child: 7,500 KRW
– Rock Peaks
– Cloud Bridge
(Suspension Bridge)
– Samseon Stairways
– Unique autumn foliage view in harmony with rocky peaks

One-way Cable car ticket is included in the Tour

– The mountain is composed mainly with rocks and the trails are steep stairways so not ideal for elders.
Naejangsan

Peak
11/1 – 11/20

3 ~ 4 hours Every 5 mins
– Adult: 8,000KRW (7USD)
– Child: 5,500KRW (4.5USD)
– Naejang Temple
(Naejangsa)
– Woohwa Pavillion
(Woohwajeong)
– Offers a great view of beautiful temples with the  splended autumn colored trees in the backdrop

– Only a short 15~20mins walk from the ticket office to Naejang Temple

– Cable car queue may be over one hour during peak season. *Most people enjoy autumn foliage on the way to the temple & pavillion which is only a short walk (20~30 mins) from the ticket office

 

2. Highlights
Odaesan
1. Relaxing & Romantic walk on the Fir Trees Road (K-drama “Goblin” filming site) on the way to Wonjeongsa Temple
2. Tranquil ambience from the harmony of creeks and broadleaf tree’s color change in pastel tones
Relaxing & Romantic walk on the Fir Trees Road on the way to Wonjeongsa Temple enjoying autumn foliage in Odaesan MountainBeautiful autumn foliage on the way to Woljeongsa Temple in Odaesan MountainWoljeongsa Temple in Odaesan MountainWoljeongsa Temple in Odaesan Mountain=> I like this! Book Odaesan Autumn Foliage Tour!

Seoraksan

1. Take a cable car to Gwongeumseong Fortress and enjoy the magnificent view of the east sea, Ulsan rocks, and Towangseong Water fall
(*In case you could not take the cable car, walk to Sinheungsa Temple instead, it is only 20~30 mins walk and you can view the gorgeous autumn foliage view along the way)
Take a cable car in Seoraksan Mountain and enjoy the autumn foliage from the mountain topTake a cable car in Seoraksan Mountain and enjoy the autumn foliage from the mountain top

Seoraksan is known to offer the most spectacular and colorful autumn foliage view 2. Seoraksan is known to offer the most spectacular autumn foliage view with lots of red, orange, and yellow. Enjoy the autumn foliage on the way to Sinheungsa Temple and marvel at the Buddha statue of 10m high

Seoraksan is known to offer the most spectacular and colorful autumn foliage view Locals enjoying autumn foliage with leaves colored in red, yellow, and orange in Seoraksan on the way to Sinheungsa Temple

Nature pathway to Sinheungsa Temple filled in full Autumnal tones (Seoraksan Mountain)View the massive Buddha Statue at Sinheungsa Temple (Seoraksan)=> I like this! Book Seoraksan Autumn Foliage Tour!

Daedunsan
1. Marvel at the unique view of  rocky peaks harmonized with vibrant colors of autumnal leaves
Daedunsan provides one of a kind autumn foliage view with rocky peaks harmonized with vibrant colors of autumnal leavesEnjoy the autumn foliage view on the way to mountain top in the Daedunsan cable carEnjoy the autumn foliage view on the way to mountain top in the Daedunsan cable car2. Challenge yourself to cross the Cloud Bridge and make a way up via Samseon Stairways with thrilling views ahead of you
Challenge yourself to cross the Cloud Bridge and make a way up via Samseon Stairways with thrilling views ahead of youChallenge yourself to cross the Cloud Bridge and make a way up via Samseon Stairways with thrilling views ahead of you

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Naejangsan
1. Make a stop at Naejangsa(Naejang Temple) and enjoy the spectacular view of the temple surrounded on all sides by towering peaks providing the picture-perfect landscape view
 Naejangsa(Naejang Temple) with the spectacular view of the temple surrounded on all sides by towering peaks

 Naejangsa(Naejang Temple) with the spectacular view of the temple surrounded on all sides by towering peaks in NaejangsanSpecatular autumn foliage view in Naejangsan on the way to Naejangsa(Naejang Temple) 2. Take a short walk from the temple to Woohwa Pavillion, which is called the landmark of Naejangsan.
Woohwa Pavillion, the landmark of Naejangsan with the arrival of autumn in the fullest

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3. Location of Autumn Foliage Mountains

Korea Fall Foliage Mountain Map
Location of Mountains

Check our other posts about Autumn Foliage in Korea! 

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