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Address: Seoul, South Korea
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Description: One of the most popular pastimes in Seoul is hiking and this stunning...
One of the most popular pastimes in Seoul is hiking and this stunning national park just outside the city is a local favorite. Aside from a variety of hiking trails for every skill level, you’ll also see lots of flora and fauna, temples and ancient fortresses.
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How do I get to the beginning of the trail for the highest peak with public transportation?I'll be coming from Seoul (hongdae). What stop do I get off at? Are there places on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

How do I get to the beginning of the trail for the highest peak with public transportation?I'll be coming from Seoul (hongdae). What stop do I get off at? Are there places on the way to purchase or refill water? How long will it take?

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I lived in Suyi-ri near the 4.19 Monument and entered Bukhansan Park at the top of the hill at Academy House (which has a lovely restaurant and coffee bar, BTW!). We hiked all the time, usually in the early morning, sometimes with baby boy in a podaegi on my back. Hikers galore, badminton players by the dozens, yahoo-ers at the... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The National Park website is right on. Taking bus 34 or 704 from exit 1 of Gupadol (line 3). That takes about 10min. There are a bunch of hiking shops in case you need to change gear some what. The park ranger office is helpful. Maps are for sale @ 1000 won each. BE VERY CAREFUL that the time estimate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The National Park is easily accessible by Seoul by the metro station. The location is a tranquil and scenic escape from the city. There are plenty of hiking trails and they are well maintained. At the entrance to the park, paper maps can be obtained.

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Baegundae is the highest peak. Start at Doseonsa (Doseon Temple), which is a great temple, and hike up to the peak. There is a house with beer, makkoli, ramen, and other drinks and snacks near the top. Great views and it only takes 3-4 hours round trip for moderately paced hikes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I was able to get out and take a short hike in the middle of winter (-1 degree and snowing) and the paths were well maintained and more helpful, well marked with distance and names in English. Fairly easy to get to via public transportation too. It was a wonderful moment and way to experience fresh air in a quiet... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Love hiking these trails! The views provide a great break from the cityscape of Seoul. Two notes for foreigners: 1 . Koreans make hiking into a fashion show -- chances are you're underdressed. Don't sweat it, move on and enjoy nature (and the fashion show!) 2. Wear the right shoes -- hiking/mountain climbing shoes. Running/tennis shoes will not suffice and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We took a tour via Viator to the National park. It was quite a nice (not easy) walk up the mountain with a big Buddha face carved up the mountain and a temple. it was fun despite the cold weather.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It is so close to downtown but you can enjoy the feeling of outdoor and still get good foods around. There are trails for hikers and you can enjoy the remnants of old dynasty markings and smell the natures. Actually, there are many trails that you can enjoy short or long hikes and have access to main road to return... More 

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Manila
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

So, me and my partner wanted to do what Koreans do, so we decided hiking. We thought our normal attire is good enough. But we are so wrong. Recommended time to the peak is 1.5 hours, but it took us 4 hours since we dont have any experience and dont have any gear/equipment. But once you reach the top, the... More 

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