Biryong Falls

MODERATE 4 reviews
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Biryong Falls is a 4.7 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Sŏrak-tong, Gangwon, South Korea that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
4.7 km
ELEVATION GAIN
131 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

Biryong Falls Trail is a very well maintained trail passing three waterfalls in Seoraksun National Park in South Korea. Seoraksun National Park is the largest and most popular park in South Korea. The falling water of the loud and magnificent Biryong Fall looks very much like dragons flying up towards the sky, which is why it was named Biryong (flying dragon) Falls. There is a relatively wide path leading to Biryong Waterfall, through a bamboo forest, making it a very nice place to hike. From Biryonggyo Bridge, which is located in the lower reaches of Cheonbuldong Valley, called Ssangcheon, walk past it for about 30 minutes to the left, and you will see the Yukdam Falls, made up of six waterfalls and a deep pond. Roughly 300 m past this area, you can see the Biryong Falls between the narrow and rugged ravine.

hiking
5 months ago

walking
7 months ago

Forest, rock, and river views with gentle elevation changes. Wear comfortable, close-toed shoes suitable for walking on uneven and potentially slippery surfaces. Hold the handrail by the section of metal walkway on the way down to prevent taking a dive. Wildlife included several chipmunks, a frog, two crows, a magpie, and an unidentified, fast-moving rodent. Only encountered two other hikers on a Wednesday morning in May. No vendors, but there are a couple of toilets before you reach the major elbow of the trail towards Biryeong Falls. Very few informational panels are translated into English, but the directional signposts are.

hiking
Monday, June 06, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, March 05, 2014

I hiked this trail in October of 2013. The fall colors are incredible. The trail is well maintained and the falls are amazing.