Explore the most popular Parks in Seoul with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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Dwi A
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Hiking

This trails is easy to be approached as it is not a very difficult rocky mountain (but its tough due to the length). But on the way up to the top, don’t expect for a good view (just “forest” green view). I came on weekend so it’s quite crowded and had to wait for some people who come down or go up. Overall it’s a great journey and you will feel very happy & proud when you reach the top and take a photo with the flag!

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John Grainger
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Hiking

Bukhansan National Park was a beautiful place to hike. Started early morning at 7am and got down by 4.30pm including a couple of 20 minute food breaks and an hour enjoying the view at the top. We had originally planned to do the whole park but realised it was just too much and called it a day after the highest peak, Baekgundae. The hike was hard in places but very rewarding, it just kept on giving us beautiful views of the mountains and city, impressive rock formations and a few km along fortress walls and gates. There is no water so bring a couple of litres especially in hot weather, but there are a couple of chemical toilets once you get the the walled section about halfway along the trail. To reach the very top involves pulling yourself up by cable handrails over large boulders with some chiselled out steps for the last 200 metres until you reach the peak with the Korean flag and panoramic views stretching for miles. Its just over an hour down to the visitor centre with a cafe and taxi rank. Overall we had a fantastic day but were exhausted by the end of it. We are all in our thirties and of average fitness, not seasoned hikers but not beginners either!

Minyi Lee
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Junghwan Choi
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HikingRocky
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Professor Yum Yum
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HikingMuddyRockyScramble

Bruhh. That was hard, no lie. Not in terms of the hike but in terms of hiking for 9 damn hours geez. Had to pull off from the posted trail because I started at 10am and the sun started going down. Basically was using moonlight to see for the last 30min. By the way There’s no way the guy who made this trail originally actually did it in 8 hours or whatever.

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Meghan Battest
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Hiking

We were skeptical at first, as the first mile is heavily trafficked and includes a couple sets of wooden staircases — not our kind of hiking. But once you get past that, the rest of the hike is good and on natural paths and rocks. We were using hands to help scramble up rocks, but it’s never unsafe... they have railings everywhere that could cause issues. If we did it again, we take a slightly different route up. At the start, cross the river and go up the staircase on the other side. You can see the trail on the map in this app — it runs parallel to the one indicated. This secondary trail was empty, and had NO wooden staircases, just nice dirt and rock trails up. The last bit of the climb to the peak is up the side of large boulders. Again, railings are provided so you feel pretty secure though of course exercise caution. It’s a little scary looking over the edge of this section as it’s a drop off the boulder, but exhilarating and the views from the top are 360 and great, albeit slightly smoggy.

Elton Liu
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Hiking

wow, very busy. not much view but then again we didn't make it to the top due to time constraints.

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Bryan S
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HikingRockyScramble

Note that the hike I did started where this one did but finished at the very south end of the national park in Pyeonchang-dong. The hike that I did was much longer than the one listed here. The total distance was 14.6kms. The hike going up to the top on the west side is pretty steep in areas, especially the last kilometer or so. When going down, you will mainly follow parts of the city wall along a ridge line. There are many ups and downs, which makes the hike pretty exhausting come the end even though the overall distance is not that far. Towards the end of the hike, you will get some pretty stunning views of Seoul that can't be seen from anywhere else. But going down will require going down some straight up and down rock faces that would be impossible to traverse if wet. Take extreme caution when on these as any mistakes will not end well. You will end up in a very rich neighborhood with some pretty amazing homes as well. Overall, it was a very beautiful hike, but make sure to bring plenty of water. In my opinion, doing this hike in the opposite direction would be more strenuous.

Bradley Parker
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HikingScrambleSnow

This is a tough hike with no water and some scrambles that approach a 30° grade. Be prepared, but feel comfortable that there are sufficient hikers on the trail.

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david lai
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HikingIcyMuddySnow

Great hike with an amazing view of the entire city of Seoul. The Koreans did a great job to make the hike easily accessible by everyone. I took the more difficult route up and I found it moderate difficulty at most even with the ice and snow. My fitness level is maybe a bit above average. With snow conditions, crampons are optional if you are older. Otherwise a pair of good hikers is sufficient. If you visit Seoul this is definitely a must do!

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Joo Jeon
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Hiking

Great hike. However, expect to rock climb a bit at the top so wear shoes with proper grip. I had my running shoes which was a bit dangerous as I kept slipping on the rocks.

Steve Williams
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Hiking

Beautiful views and the colors were outstanding. Because we caught it during the fall color change it was very crowded. Everyone was polite and it gave us a chance to break on the hike up. Views were amazing.

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Gary Bangs
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Hiking

Worth the work!

CJ Chung
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HikingRocky

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Sébastien Molina
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HikingRockyScramble
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N G
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HikingRockyScramble

Wow this was the hardest trail i ever hiked in my life! I did 1/4th of the trail listed here and logged 10.5 miles and 253 steps climbed. It would be hard for me to believe that the whole trail is only 16 miles. Trying to make a circle the map isnt as accurate it said 1 km to end the trail and it was more like 3. So beware about time and make sure you give yourself enough time. It took me 5 hours. It was all stairs up and down. It was the nicest most well kept trail ive been to. Honestly the views are incredible. this might be my fav lifetime hike so far. Theres tons of toilets but no water so make sure to bring a lot, I ran out during my hike about half way through. Highly recommend it!!!!

Daesoo Kim
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HikingRocky
Sarah Bluma
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HikingRocky

Amazing trail. Long and hard, but SO worth it when you get to the top. We went up and back, and it took about 3 hours.

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Andrew Johnson
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HikingBugs
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Luis Rizo
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Hiking

To much steps, about technical is easy if you feel comfortable in the mountains.

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Mariah Caid-Loos
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Hiking

The UI line takes you to the east side of the mountain. It you want to start on the west side take line 3 until Gupabal station and take exit 1. Make u turn to bus stop and get on the 704 or 34 bus until Bukhansanseong Ipgu (12-233). Then walk to hike. The hike was challenging. The start of the hike was beautiful with the river, mini rapids and water. The view at the top is good if it isn’t wash out. Make sure to bring plenty of water.

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Bryce Casson
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Hiking

I hiked this in June 2018 (Summer) with little/no experience in hiking. Awesome trip up the mountain with stairs all along the route until the summit walk, which is via cable fence. Can either return via the same route or an alternate way to the nearest train station. The views are the best you can get in Seoul and I would recommend this to anyone who is there for more than 4 days. It's absolutely stunning! During summer I would recommend bringing lots of water and some snacks to combat the high temperature and humidity. Additionally some elementary fitness is recommended as although there's no scrambling, there's a lot of steep stairs. There's not many restrooms on the route so make sure you go beforehand!

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