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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
262, Bogungmun-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 02700, South Korea
+82 2-909-0497
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Reviewed 6 days ago

As an experienced hiker (for comparison, I did the longest route up and down Mt. Halla in just under 5 hours), I took the longest/hardest route to the top, which was quite fun. For less experienced hikers, there are easier and shorter paths to the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Pamplemousse19
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bukhansan National Park is in the middle of town and with the exception of one other group, the trail to the temples was empty on a mid-Monday morning; an unexpected treat. The forest was blooming and our walk was the perfect break from the city...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Caroline S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hiking along the Seoul City Wall is very rewarding because of the stunning views to enjoy. But the path is steep and your knees should be in good condition. Take your water bottle, you will need it when temperatures rise.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank NRH2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My very first hiking experience was Bukhansan, starting from Bukhansanseong and hiking up to Baegundae peak. The trails are beautiful and I got a lot of great nature shots along the way. The people I met on this hike were all very nice and friendly...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ranachmeis
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent place for multiple hiking trails, various difficulties. We arrived at the entrance via Dobongsan station following the flow of Korean walkers in mountain-climbing gear. We went up to Uiam rock by Gubongsa and Cheonjinsa in 1200. Ascension sportive, it must be in good condition....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nadia b
Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

First visit to Seoul and worried due to language barrier and lack of info bubeforehand. However , it was so easy to get there. Took line 3(orange line) to Gudapal station , exit 1 and right away saw bus stop and took bus 704. You...More

Date of experience: March 2019
3  Thank 289nancye
Reviewed March 16, 2019

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE RIGHT GEAR -- crampons and hiking shoes as a bare minimum! The trails up to the mountains (we went up Jaunbong and Podae Peaks and stayed around the Dobongju, Podae, and Sapae Ridgelines) are manageable, but they can get dangerous...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank asteroidwarning
Reviewed March 2, 2019

amazing oppertunity close to seoul city center; if u like to hike korea is a paradis for u. From easy paved walks to more forcing tracks to challenging tours u will find everything. Korea national parks tracks are best marked and maintaned. Even u will...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Roland S
Reviewed March 2, 2019 via mobile

This place is located just outside Seoul and can be reached via an hour public bus ride from Central bus station. The park is well marked and hiking up the various peaks are well directed. The hike up and down is not easy with medium...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank ko883
Reviewed February 14, 2019

Bukhansan national park can be reached by taking subway line 3 to Gupabal Station. If you get out at Exit 1, you can take bus 704 to Bukhansanseoun Fortress. The main peak is called Baegundae peak which takes quite a bit of effort to get...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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April 2, 2019|
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Response from ko883 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, can hike on your own. However there are quite a few routes and hills, so better to get a map at the gate/information office. Prepared to take a whole day up and down for slow and tough yet rewarding hike.
March 13, 2019|
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Response from gevinchoo | Reviewed this property |
yes, at foot of mountain, near tourist counter and also another "park" car park (un-marked) slightly up the mountain, pass the gate. this was actually near the actual ascend of the mountain where locals like to park and near... More
Juan L
February 26, 2019|
Response from Bryan J | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but some may not navigable due to snow/ice.