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The Best Hiking Trails in Seoul (South Korea)

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Photo of Gwanaksan Photo of Bukhansan peaks / Baegundae peak / Bukhansan national park, Seoul, South Korea / 북한산 Photo of Seoul, South Korea - Namsan Park and North Seoul Tower
  • Gwanaksan

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    near Pangbaei-dong, Seoul (South Korea)
    Distance
    6.87mi
    Elevation +
    2047f
    TrailRank
    64
    Photo ofGwanaksan Photo ofGwanaksan Photo ofGwanaksan

    This was a hike from Sadang station to Gwanaksan returning by way of Seoul National University. It took about 3.5 hours at a moderate to fast pace. I was hiking alone, so I did not stop much except to get a quick picture...

  • near Ch’ŏngp’ail-tong, Seoul (South Korea)
    Distance
    5.30mi
    Elevation +
    1483f
    TrailRank
    61
    Photo ofSeoul, South Korea - Namsan Park and North Seoul Tower Photo ofSeoul, South Korea - Namsan Park and North Seoul Tower Photo ofSeoul, South Korea - Namsan Park and North Seoul Tower

    Starting from Seoul Train Station, the track climbs Namsan via the footpath/stairs on its west side. The route follows a portion of the restored Seoul City Wall. It passes the "Namsan Baekbeom Plaza", the "Patriot An Jun...

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  • near Ui-dong, Seoul (South Korea)
    Distance
    7.73mi
    Elevation +
    2822f
    TrailRank
    55
    Photo ofKOR-Seoul-Bukhansan Ui-Baegundae Peak-Daedongmun Photo ofKOR-Seoul-Bukhansan Ui-Baegundae Peak-Daedongmun Photo ofKOR-Seoul-Bukhansan Ui-Baegundae Peak-Daedongmun

    Start from hotel Shilla Stay Guru Digital Complex subway station , to Sookmyung women university station line 1 , then take light train to terminus Bukhansan Ui station, exit 2 and turn left to Main Street going to Bukha...

  • Bukhansan Bibong Hike

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    near Pulgwangi-dong, Seoul (South Korea)
    Distance
    4.94mi
    Elevation +
    1860f
    TrailRank
    53| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofBukhansan Bibong Hike Photo ofBukhansan Bibong Hike Photo ofBukhansan Bibong Hike

    This hike starts at the Dokbawi Subway station om line 6 in Bulgwang-dong and ends at the 7212/7730 bus stop in Gugi-dong. Even though the hike is only just under 5 miles, I rated it moderate because it is steep and invo...

    A beautiful hike indeed. Be aware when doing this hike in the winter, ice and snow can make part of the path slippery an...
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  • Hwagyesa Iljumun to Jeongneung

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    near Pŏnil-tong, Seoul (South Korea)
    Distance
    4.54mi
    Elevation +
    1568f
    TrailRank
    43
    Photo ofHwagyesa Iljumun to Jeongneung Photo ofHwagyesa Iljumun to Jeongneung Photo ofHwagyesa Iljumun to Jeongneung

    The is a relatively easy hike starting at the Suyu subway station (line 4) going into Bukhansan National Park. The trail head is 1.4 miles from the subway exit 5. You can also take the buses 151, 410, 1165, or 02. You en...

  • Jeongneung national parc

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    near Chŏngnŭngsa-dong, Seoul (South Korea)
    Distance
    4.48mi
    Elevation +
    1670f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo ofJeongneung national parc Photo ofJeongneung national parc Photo ofJeongneung national parc

    Jeongneung national parc Take from metro station Gireum the bus 110B to get to the start. And back you take 110A to return to the metro station again. This circle route has on the right 95% nature underground with ston...

  • Bugaksan summit to Songbeuk-gu.

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    near Puam-dong, Seoul (South Korea)
    Distance
    3.59mi
    Elevation +
    1047f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo ofBugaksan summit to Songbeuk-gu. Photo ofBugaksan summit to Songbeuk-gu. Photo ofBugaksan summit to Songbeuk-gu.

    Very lovely trail to the summit of Bugaksan mountain along the medieval wall to Bugak Palgakjeong Pavillion which is a good place for lunch or coffee. Then back to our home in Songbeuk-gu. Lots of stairs, especially in t...

  • Bukhansan park hike

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    near Chŏngnŭng-dong, Seoul (South Korea)
    Distance
    6.64mi
    Elevation +
    1988f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo ofBukhansan park hike Photo ofBukhansan park hike Photo ofBukhansan park hike

    Nice hike in Bukhansan National Park. You can get there by subway, take off at Bukhansan Bogungmun station. You can take a bus, but the entrance is just in 10 min walk along the stream. There are plenty of trails for di...

  • near Seowonanmal, Seoul (South Korea)
    Distance
    7.01mi
    Elevation +
    2749f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo of도봉산역 to 북한산구이역 (신선대 정상) with G.A.S. Photo of도봉산역 to 북한산구이역 (신선대 정상) with G.A.S. Photo of도봉산역 to 북한산구이역 (신선대 정상) with G.A.S.

    Going in this direction on the trail to ShinSunHanDae Peak begins with a steep hike up over a rocky trail of boulders with steps built into the rocks at some points. Steep climb. Many sets of steep stairs. The trail has...

  • near Sanggyeo-dong, Seoul (South Korea)
    Distance
    7.48mi
    Elevation +
    3081f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo of상계역 to 장암역, Hiking 수락산 with G.A.S. Photo of상계역 to 장암역, Hiking 수락산 with G.A.S. Photo of상계역 to 장암역, Hiking 수락산 with G.A.S.

    Good winter snowy hike up two peaks. The main peak on this trail is SuRak Mountain (507 meters). Great slippery icy hike. Safety first! Steep on both the beginning and the finish. Steeper and rocky trail down at the end...

  • near Ui-dong, Seoul (South Korea)
    Distance
    7.62mi
    Elevation +
    3350f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo ofwith G.A.S. 북한산 우이역 to 회룡역 Photo ofwith G.A.S. 북한산 우이역 to 회룡역 Photo ofwith G.A.S. 북한산 우이역 to 회룡역

    도봉산에 등산이에요. Over DoBong Mountain. From BukHan Mountain Oo-ee Station To Hoe Ryong Station. Great magnificent boulders! Many rocks, big and small, along the trail and across the mountain ridgeline. Beautiful vistas. ...

  • near Ch’ŏngnyangnii-dong, Seoul (South Korea)
    Distance
    9.33mi
    Elevation +
    98f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo ofKAIST Business School Stream Circuit Photo ofKAIST Business School Stream Circuit Photo ofKAIST Business School Stream Circuit

    This circuit follows the nearby tertiary and secondary streams (of the Han River). Mostly flat and paved surfaces with stops for rest and exercise.

  • 불광역 to 북한산우이역

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    near Taejo-dong, Seoul (South Korea)
    Distance
    9.55mi
    Elevation +
    4032f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo of불광역 to 북한산우이역 Photo of불광역 to 북한산우이역 Photo of불광역 to 북한산우이역

    북한산 백두산 Start at Bul-Gwang Station. Finish at Buk Han San Woo Ee Station Steep at the beginning, steep in the middle, and steep at the end. Many beautiful peaks along the way. Iron railings very helpful for safe hiki...

  • Dobongsan SuperMax 2

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    near Seowonanmal, Seoul (South Korea)
    Distance
    5.51mi
    Elevation +
    2287f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo ofDobongsan SuperMax 2 Photo ofDobongsan SuperMax 2 Photo ofDobongsan SuperMax 2

    Begins with a lot of rocky trail on the way up. Before coming down, a technically challenging part of the trail offers cables for protection and something to grab onto.

  • Gwanaksan 2

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    near Daehak-dong, Seoul (South Korea)
    Distance
    4.36mi
    Elevation +
    1549f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo ofGwanaksan 2 Photo ofGwanaksan 2 Photo ofGwanaksan 2

    This is similar to my other Gwanaksan post, but goes in the other direction and has some minor trail differences. From subway line two, get off at the Seoul National University Station and use exit 3. Straight ahead wil...

  • Bukhansan

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    near Ui-dong, Seoul (South Korea)
    Distance
    7.92mi
    Elevation +
    2805f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo ofBukhansan Photo ofBukhansan Photo ofBukhansan

    Beginning and end by metro station. At the beginning there are coffee dhops and convenient stores. Took trail in spring when the bushes were blooming. Trail mostly through forest. You can have picnic at the top of the mo...

  • near Pulgwangi-dong, Seoul (South Korea)
    Distance
    9.08mi
    Elevation +
    3435f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo ofG.A.S. 북한산.독바위 to 구파발 Station Photo ofG.A.S. 북한산.독바위 to 구파발 Station Photo ofG.A.S. 북한산.독바위 to 구파발 Station

    Good trail with beautiful rock faces and outcropping. Some challenging inclines. Follow a wall section on the latter half of the trail. Take you time and enjoy. At end of trail, take Bus 8772 or 704 to 구파발역 or 연신에 (...

  • near Yŏngdŭngp’oi-dong, Seoul (South Korea)
    Distance
    26.69mi
    Elevation +
    2582f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo ofMt. Dobongsan in Bukhansan National Park - Sinseondae Peak Photo ofMt. Dobongsan in Bukhansan National Park - Sinseondae Peak Photo ofMt. Dobongsan in Bukhansan National Park - Sinseondae Peak

    Due to data problem I had to start trackng while leaving the hotel, but the real trail starts after leaving Dobongsan Station. It took us 2h to reach the peak and about 2h to go down (including quite a lot of pictures...

  • Hongje - Seodaemun-gu

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    near Hongjeil-tong, Seoul (South Korea)
    Distance
    3.40mi
    Elevation +
    1106f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo ofHongje - Seodaemun-gu Photo ofHongje - Seodaemun-gu Photo ofHongje - Seodaemun-gu

    Beautiful hike up on the mountain, pretty easy hike with a really nice view over the city. Way back is mostly flat and on the path.

  • Dobongdong - Seowonanmal

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    near Dobongdong, Seoul (South Korea)
    Distance
    7.42mi
    Elevation +
    2615f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo ofDobongdong - Seowonanmal Photo ofDobongdong - Seowonanmal Photo ofDobongdong - Seowonanmal

    Do-bong-san trail is a beautiful trail with lots of temples, fresh water streams and grand mountains. DoBong Mountain has some difficult parts and quite a few places with stairs. No technical climbs. There are some plac...

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