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Trail was very steep from the very start. It is very difficult but very nice

hiking
1 month ago

Really wonderful hike. I am relatively in shape and it wasn’t that difficult it there were parts that were challenging. If you take it slow you can totally do it and it is very much worth it!

hiking
2 months ago

The view is amazing.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike, two sections are under construction and will get bridges in the coming months to assist in the water crossing. The Gapsa temple is a gorgeous and solemn place to pause in order to experience its beauty. Enjoy the waterfalls and quite woods on the way up.

Of note: up hill hiking is currently restricted from 0400-1700 which is not posted anywhere other than a few posters once you get 1/3 of the way up the Gapsa trail. Plan accordingly.

Just did the Gwaneumsa trail up and down, but just that trail isn’t listed on this site. Beautiful, though too misty to see into the crater at the top, definitely a hard and exhausting hike but so worth it.

Very challenging hike up, but amazing views at the top

walking
4 months ago

This is too short to upload on alltrails.com. It is really a short walk.

Beautifully maintained water and restrooms on trail that a clean and maintained. They even have bug spray stations for free. Long hike take plenty of water. Saw some mountain biking but mostly hikers. Dogs on leashes

Very happy to have had the opportunity to visit this amazing place. The description says it is a hard course, it is, and it isn't. Be prepared for a lot of stairs! Not so bad if going down them, but if not....

walking
6 months ago

It was awesome!

This was my first hike in Korea, and I’m really glad I took it on. Still, it was far more intense than I expected. They really do mean this is a hike for experienced hikers. I am not one. But my friend and I managed. We took route 1, which is shown in red on the tail maps. The climb is incredibly steep, but doable. Sometimes the trail seems to disappear toward the top, and we found it best to always follow the ropes if the trail appears to split. When my friend and I started heading down we ran into the most trouble. We found that that particular trail (red going back toward the base of the mountain) is not often traversed. It was difficult to find where the trail was. There were several times along the way we found ourselves just heading down, hoping to see a sign, and needing to cross a creek or climb a few rocks to find our way back to the path. We almost got stuck when we discovered we’d come to the edge of a waterfall. A little scouting revealed a way down, but it was a little precarious. Eventually we did make it back. I highly recommend the hike for its stunning views and the intense workout. But if you are not experienced going off trail a bit and navigating rocky/rough terrain, I’d say go back out the way you came in. Happy Trails!

This was an absolutely beautiful hike, friendly people that were very welcoming and breathtaking views. Come well prepared with plenty of water and snacks, and be ready for LOTS of stairs. The trail is steep and strenous at times, but completely worth it.

Great trail. Steep in some areas. The temple at the beginning was great... very friendly.

hiking
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Easy with incredible views.

hiking
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Hundreds of stairs toward the end but well worth it. Very crowded during Fall weekends.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

I hiked this trail couple of times while I lived in Korea. I recommend hitting it each season to see all the pretty changes. During spring the area had tons of water falls and it was absolutely gorgeous. The inclines can be fairly steep and strenuous for an unaccustomed hiker, however, as long as you have water and snacks, it will be worth it to get to the top.

walking
Monday, July 31, 2017

Whoever mapped out this hike of Seoul, certainly knows Seoul well. (I spent 12 years of my life in Korea.) As one would expect, Seoul is a modern and bustling city, but it has various districts which have very distinct atmospheres. This hiking route provides a very nice sample of the different flavors of Seoul.

I personally suggest doing this hike in the spring or autumn.

hiking
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Yea it's good, I wouldn't rate it as hard more like easy/moderate. if you can hike 10 - 15 miles in a mountain environment this is a piece of cake.
great views on the way up, toilets etc.
can be very hot make sure you have enough water.

hiking
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Amazing view of Daegu at the top. Also a cafe with sandwiches and drinks up there.

walking
Tuesday, May 09, 2017

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.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Awesome trail

hiking
Sunday, January 22, 2017

Soyosan is a heavily traveled trail close to Dongducheon. It is a moderate to difficult trail based on the increase in elevation and endless flight of stairs. The view from the the top of mountain is great. Recommended gear to bring a backpack, water bottle, a snack, sweater or jacket (depending on the time of the year). There is a small entrance fee at the base along with shops and places to eat. There are signs located along the trail to guide you. Overall Soyosan is easily accessible, well marked, and well maintained. I would recommend

Saturday, October 01, 2016

short hike from Camp Walker. Perfect for people who want to get into the mountains but not use the whole day to do it.

hiking
Sunday, September 18, 2016

Fun but challenging hike. Get ready to go up a lot of stairs! We went during August and it was quite humid. Fun views once you get to the top.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

very good

Monday, May 09, 2016

Easily accessible, can be either a quick and easy trail or you can go for a long hike. Does get a little annoyingly crowded, but the proximity to Osan Air Base makes it worth while.

Great hiking! Not too crowded, and can choose whether to make it a little more f
Difficult or not(: had a great time!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

excellent trail! walked there from Osan Air Base. it was a little tough finding the entrance. but once we got on the trail everything was fine. there was plenty of splits on the path where you can choose the tough way or the easy way. once we made it to the end, the view wasn't bad. on the way back we decided to take another route and got a little lost, so the signs could have been a little easier to understand.. but maybe that's the american in me. all in all.. GREAT TRAIL

really nice trails and awesome views

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