While I previously posted about this beauty back in spring of 2013, Suraksan is well-deserving
of a follow-up.
I can’t say enough good things about this mountain! The terrain does not compare to any
other mountain in Seoul. Massive boulders perched and balancing upon one another in unbelievable positions are a real treat. Not only is the eye candy a plus, these hefty masses
provide first-rate lounging venues. These enormous rocks are an excellent place to perch and
take a nap, chow down on some well-deserved kimbap or bask in the sun: all whilst admiring one
of the biggest megacities in the world from 600 meters up.
For both the novice and experienced, climbing Suraksan is an entertaining and satisfying hike. The distance is short enough that it does not require a great deal of endurance (all courses are under 5 kilometers in total), nor does it require technical skill. Don’t misunderstand me: this is not the hike where you drag your sedentary great uncle up the mountain, nibbling on Dunkin’ Donuts along the way, but it certainly doesn’t demand more than the average Joe can handle. Scrambling up rock faces and staggering along ridges is all in good fun, right?
This beaut is easy to find, so I won’t bore you with the details. Suraksan Station. Line 7. Exit 1.
Loop back down to Exit 3.
So, what are you waiting for? Go outside and play.