The Best Korean National Parks to Visit for Fall Foliage

Beautiful autumn leaves are taking over Korea right now!

Those who wish to get up close to Korea’s fall foliage, be sure to check out these Korean mountains and national parks that offer an ultimate fall foliage experience.

1. Seoraksan National Park

  • Best time to see: Mid-October~Early November
  • Where: Sokcho, Gangwon-do (northeast of Korea)

Seoraksan National Park, home to Seoraksan, the third highest mountain in Korea, is where you can see the first foliage in Korea.

The park spans across four cities and counties, and each area offers fall foliage experiences and attractions.

NaeSeorak, the southwestern part of the park, offers half a dozen beautiful valleys and streams and up-close views of the gorgeous autumn foliage, whereas OeSeorak, the eastern part, offers jagged cliffs and dramatic mountain peaks.

In OeSeorak, you can also enjoy the scenic cable car ride and hike up to the famous Ulsanbawi Rock, a unique rock formation of six granite peaks, as well.

| See the most popular fall foliage trip from Seoul to Seoraksan National Park here.

2. Naejangsan National Park

  • Best time to see: Late-October~Mid-November
  • Where: Jeong-eup, Jeolla-do (southwest of Korea)

Naejangsan National Park, located in the southwestern part of Korea, is home to Naejangsan Mountain or Naejangsan, which is particularly famous for its breathtaking views of vivid crimson foliage.

At Naejangsan National Park,  you can find 600-year-old nutmeg trees, a scenic pavilion called Uhwajeong Pavilion, and two ancient Buddhist temples, Baekyangsa Temple and Naejangsa Temple.

Try and walk along the tree-lined path from the Hiking Information Center to Naejangsa Temple, which offers a spectacular tunnel of colorful autumn leaves!

| See the most popular fall foliage trip from Seoul to Naejangsan National Park here.

3. Daedunsan Provincial Park

  • Best time to see: Mid-October ~ Early November
  • Where: Nonsan, Chungcheongnam-do (central Korea) & Wanju, Jeollabuk-do (southwest of Korea)

Daedunsan Mountain, located in the western part of Korea, is famous for Geumgang Gureumdari, a spine-chilling suspension bridge that hangs over a deep ravine 300 meters above sea level.

Aside from the bridge, you can also hop on the cable car that offers jaw-dropping sights of steep and rocky landscapes set against the blazing maple leaves of Daedunsan.

| See the most popular fall foliage trip from Seoul to Daedunsan Provincial Park here.

Looking for more fall foliage viewing spots in Korea? Here are other Korean national parks where you can take in the gorgeous fall colors in Korea!

Since the fall foliage season is short, be sure to plan or book your fall foliage trip ahead!

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Photos by
Korean National Park Official Website
Daedunsan Cable Car Official Website