The Best Trails in South Korea

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  • near Chwasa-ri, Jeollanam-do (South Korea)
    Distance
    23.63mi
    Elevation +
    8320f
    TrailRank
    51
    Photo ofJirisan National Park in 2 days, Banyabong and Cheonwangbong peaks, South Korea / 지리산, 반야봉, 천왕봉 Photo ofJirisan National Park in 2 days, Banyabong and Cheonwangbong peaks, South Korea / 지리산, 반야봉, 천왕봉 Photo ofJirisan National Park in 2 days, Banyabong and Cheonwangbong peaks, South Korea / 지리산, 반야봉, 천왕봉

    Jirisan National Park Jirisan National Park (지리산국립공원) is the largest national park in South Korea. Jirisan was the first park to be designated as a national park in the country in 1967. This is a hike along the entire J...

  • near Gan-chon, Gyeonggi-do (South Korea)
    Distance
    6.38mi
    Elevation +
    2687f
    TrailRank
    51
    Photo ofGwanaksan, Seoul, South Korea / 관악산 Photo ofGwanaksan, Seoul, South Korea / 관악산 Photo ofGwanaksan, Seoul, South Korea / 관악산

    Gwanaksan Gwanaksan (관악산) or Mt. Gwanak is located in Seoul. Interesting locations on the trail - Observation deck (P-07) - Gukkibong (Gukgibong) Peak (P-09) 525 m - Yeonjuam Hermitage (temple) and the three-story st...

  • Daeyasan

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    near Daegol, Gyeongsangbuk-do (South Korea)
    Distance
    5.63mi
    Elevation +
    2382f
    TrailRank
    49
    Photo ofDaeyasan Photo ofDaeyasan Photo ofDaeyasan

    This is a very nice hike even if a bit on the short side. The first part of the hike follows a creek with some nice places to soak your feet in the summer months. You can hike along either side of the creek before you ha...

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  • One day walk in Gongju

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    near Sin’gwan-dong, Chungcheongnam-do (South Korea)
    Distance
    10.07mi
    Elevation +
    761f
    TrailRank
    49
    Photo ofOne day walk in Gongju Photo ofOne day walk in Gongju Photo ofOne day walk in Gongju

    This was a nice one day walk in Gongju. It takes only one and a half hours to get there from Seoul Express Bus terminal. The bus tickets are cheap comparing to taxis. First thing you have to do is crossing the river. Fr...

  • Namdaebong and Hyangnobong

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    near Illon, Gangwon-do (South Korea)
    Distance
    9.69mi
    Elevation +
    3878f
    TrailRank
    49
    Photo ofNamdaebong and Hyangnobong Photo ofNamdaebong and Hyangnobong Photo ofNamdaebong and Hyangnobong

    This hike starts at the Geumdae Ranger Station in Chiaksan National Park. There are 2 parking options. The large free parking area is about 1.5 km before the ranger station on the right with a big sign indicating you hav...

  • Dongtan Hill

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    near Geonneo-mal, Gyeonggi-do (South Korea)
    Distance
    4.51mi
    Elevation +
    876f
    TrailRank
    49
    Photo ofDongtan Hill Photo ofDongtan Hill Photo ofDongtan Hill

    This is an easy hike/walk in a park in downtown Dongtan. There are several possible parking areas though they are not free. I thought it was a nice change of pace from the hikes closer to our home, but my wife did not th...

  • near Suanbo, Chungcheongbuk-do (South Korea)
    Distance
    88.16mi
    Elevation +
    2595f
    TrailRank
    49
    Photo of4 대강 Day 4, 수안보 to 구미시, Four Rivers Bike Tour Photo of4 대강 Day 4, 수안보 to 구미시, Four Rivers Bike Tour Photo of4 대강 Day 4, 수안보 to 구미시, Four Rivers Bike Tour

    수안보 - 구미시, Suanbo to Gumi Up a long long shady mountain incline (with a butterfly hitching a ride), along the glimmering rivers and wavy paddies of rice (picking up a cicada or two) and thankful for the blue skies above ...

  • near Seoul, Seoul (South Korea)
    Distance
    0.98mi
    Elevation +
    13f
    TrailRank
    46
    Photo ofDeoksugung (Gyeongungung) Palace, Seoul, South Korea Photo ofDeoksugung (Gyeongungung) Palace, Seoul, South Korea Photo ofDeoksugung (Gyeongungung) Palace, Seoul, South Korea

    From on-site description posters: On this site were residential buildings of descendants of the royal family, including Prince Wolsan (1454-1488), the older brother of King Seongjong (1469-1494), and high-ranking offici...

  • Geomdansan

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    near Jakbatdeul, Gyeonggi (South Korea)
    Distance
    4.68mi
    Elevation +
    2119f
    TrailRank
    45
    Photo ofGeomdansan Photo ofGeomdansan Photo ofGeomdansan

    This hike is in the South East corner of Seoul. I went by car because there is no subway stop nearby. The parking cost 3000 won for the day. The closest subway stop would be Sangil-dong at the end of Line 5 or Paldang on...

  • Sapaesan and Dobongsan

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    near Hoeryongdong, Gyeonggi-do (South Korea)
    Distance
    7.45mi
    Elevation +
    2884f
    TrailRank
    45
    Photo ofSapaesan and Dobongsan Photo ofSapaesan and Dobongsan Photo ofSapaesan and Dobongsan

    This hike starts at Hoeryong Station on Line 1, exit 2 and ends at Dobongsan Station on Line 1. The hike follows roads for the first couple kilometers to get to the trail head. I forgot to start the navigation right away...

  • 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...

  • Daytrip Seoraksan Nationalpark

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    near Sŏrak-tong, Gangwon-do (South Korea)
    Distance
    8.40mi
    Elevation +
    3114f
    TrailRank
    43| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofDaytrip Seoraksan Nationalpark Photo ofDaytrip Seoraksan Nationalpark Photo ofDaytrip Seoraksan Nationalpark

    The Daytrip combines the hike to Biryong Waterfall and to Utsanbawi Rock (passing Sinherungsa Temple and Heundeulbawi Rock).

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  • Jirisan Hike

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    near Kŏrim, South Gyeongsang (South Korea)
    Distance
    10.79mi
    Elevation +
    5138f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo ofJirisan Hike Photo ofJirisan Hike Photo ofJirisan Hike

    The hike started at the Georimgol trail head to the Saseuk shelter. From there we followed the ridge to the Jangteomok shelter, then up to the Cheonwanbong summit (I think that is the highest summit in Jirisan NP). Then ...

  • near Insadong, Seoul (South Korea)
    Distance
    3.72mi
    Elevation +
    804f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo ofSeoul, South Korea, Changdeokgung Palace and Insadong Photo ofSeoul, South Korea, Changdeokgung Palace and Insadong Photo ofSeoul, South Korea, Changdeokgung Palace and Insadong

    Starting at Anguk Subway Station (Orange Line), the track goes East to the Changdeokgung Palace and Gardens (Admission Fees). This is a secondary Palace of the Joseon Dynasty, first built in 1405 and rebuilt after in 161...

  • Gyeryongsan Loop

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    near Sŏmun (South Korea)
    Distance
    6.78mi
    Elevation +
    2139f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo ofGyeryongsan Loop Photo ofGyeryongsan Loop Photo ofGyeryongsan Loop

    50% easy (fire trail) and 50% moderate. Loop can be walked either clockwise or anti-clockwise. The route passes within 500m of Gyeryongsan summit. To reach the summit stone follow the footpath from the waypoint 'Ridge'. ...

  • 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...

  • near Jaeunsa, Gyeonggi-do (South Korea)
    Distance
    5.94mi
    Elevation +
    3360f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo ofMangwolsa St. - Mangwolsa temple - Donbongsan peak - Dobongsan St. Photo ofMangwolsa St. - Mangwolsa temple - Donbongsan peak - Dobongsan St. Photo ofMangwolsa St. - Mangwolsa temple - Donbongsan peak - Dobongsan St.

    Route through the Bukhansan National Park. Start from Mangwolsa Station, follow the track to pass underneath the motorway and head to the park entrance (small hut). At the park entrance, go around the right side of the ...

  • Birobong from the west

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    near Withwang-gol, Gangwon-do (South Korea)
    Distance
    4.63mi
    Elevation +
    3205f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo ofBirobong from the west Photo ofBirobong from the west Photo ofBirobong from the west

    This is a short but steep hike to Birobong summit in Chiaksan National Park. It gains close to 1000 meters in 4.1 km. It is rated moderate because it is so short, but it will give you a good workout. The summit view is n...

  • Saeduduk

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    near Saeduduk, Gangwon-do (South Korea)
    Distance
    6.69mi
    Elevation +
    2585f
    TrailRank
    42

    This is not the hike I had planned. I put the wrong address into my car's navigation. None the less it was a nice hike in the forest away from the sound of cars and the city. Birds and a babbling brook were the sound of ...

  • 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...

  • near Namji, Gyeongsangnam-do (South Korea)
    Distance
    61.23mi
    Elevation +
    456f
    TrailRank
    41
    Photo of4 대강, Day 7, 남지 to 을숙도 부산, Four Rivers Biking Photo of4 대강, Day 7, 남지 to 을숙도 부산, Four Rivers Biking Photo of4 대강, Day 7, 남지 to 을숙도 부산, Four Rivers Biking

    Namji City to Eulsook Island, Busan Depart Namji by 5:30. Feels great. At least 3 hours of cool riding before feeling the heat begin to take the day. This means 50-60 km before it gets to hot. Still looking for blue ...

  • Buraksan and Doekamsan

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    near Chisan-dong, Gyeonggi-do (South Korea)
    Distance
    8.28mi
    Elevation +
    1913f
    TrailRank
    41
    Photo ofBuraksan and Doekamsan Photo ofBuraksan and Doekamsan Photo ofBuraksan and Doekamsan

    The trail head is just off of route 1 in Chisan-dong, Pyeongtaek-Si. There is a parking lot at the trailhead, but the parking is not free and only accepts credit cards. It is only about a 20-25 minute walk from the main ...

  • 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...

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