Explore the most popular trails in South Korea 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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Great trail. Steep in some areas. The temple at the beginning was great... very friendly.

Easy with incredible views.

hiking
3 months ago

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

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.

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
7 months ago

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
8 months ago

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

walking
9 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.

10 months ago

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

hiking
Saturday, January 23, 2016

Not going to lie, this one kicked my ass a little. Granted it's been over 5 years since I last did it and my knees aren't what they used to be. Excellent hike nonetheless. The 4/5 stars is because you have to pay to enter the park now. I definitely recommend tackling the trails in the spring or the fall. Summer is very hot and the winter is icy to say the least.

hiking
Sunday, October 25, 2015

Definitely crowded, at least when I went. But awesome fall colors around the end of October. Good view from the peak and great sunset. It still doesn't beat the 12000 ft peaks in the Sierra Nevada's where I'm from but good for South Korea. I'll probably be going back

hiking
Sunday, June 14, 2015

easy walk/hike/trail-run in a woods. good for picnic or family hangout with kids/parents

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