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Photo of Gwanaksan Photo of HL/JJ-001 Hallasan Photo of Seoul, South Korea - Namsan Park and North Seoul Tower
  • Gwanaksan

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    near Pangbaei-dong, Seoul (South Korea)
    Distance
    6.87mi
    Elevation +
    2047f
    TrailRank
    64
    Photo of Gwanaksan Photo of Gwanaksan Photo of Gwanaksan

    This was a hike from Sadang station to Gwanaksan returning by way of Seoul National University. It took about 3.5 hours at a moderate to fast pace. I was hiking alone, so I did not stop much except to get a quick picture...

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  • HL/JJ-001 Hallasan

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    near Mŏngmuul, Jeju (South Korea)
    Distance
    12.06mi
    Elevation +
    4009f
    TrailRank
    61| Rating 5.0
    Photo of HL/JJ-001 Hallasan Photo of HL/JJ-001 Hallasan Photo of HL/JJ-001 Hallasan

    20110730 Hike from Seongpanak to summit to Gwaneumsa. Yes, it's the highest peak in ROK, yes it's almost 20km, but the trail is not challenging at all, despite its length, hence the "moderate" rating. 산행 성판악부터 정상에서 SOTA운...

    what a beautiful and nice trail.
    Mohammad Alkhudhair
    La millor ruta per fer.
    Elpinxaotmasgonzalez
    belle grimpette :-)
    narutounet
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  • near Ch’ŏngp’ail-tong, Seoul (South Korea)
    Distance
    5.30mi
    Elevation +
    1483f
    TrailRank
    59
    Photo of Seoul, South Korea - Namsan Park and North Seoul Tower Photo of Seoul, South Korea - Namsan Park and North Seoul Tower Photo of Seoul, South Korea - Namsan Park and North Seoul Tower

    Starting from Seoul Train Station, the track climbs Namsan via the footpath/stairs on its west side. The route follows a portion of the restored Seoul City Wall. It passes the "Namsan Baekbeom Plaza", the "Patriot An Jun...

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  • Soyosan

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    near Soyo-dong, Gyeonggi-do (South Korea)
    Distance
    6.10mi
    Elevation +
    2470f
    TrailRank
    59| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Soyosan Photo of Soyosan Photo of Soyosan

    This is a round trip hike starting and ending at Soyosan Station. If you go by car there is a parking lot at the entrance of the park. It is 2.4 km from Soyosan Station to the trail head. The circut of Soyosan is 8.2 km ...

    I did this trail today with some friends, definitely a challenge in the beginning when we took the right path at the ent...
    John Quackenbush
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  • Yebongsan-Ungilsan Hike

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    near Sangpal, Gyeonggi (South Korea)
    Distance
    7.99mi
    Elevation +
    3110f
    TrailRank
    58
    Photo of Yebongsan-Ungilsan Hike Photo of Yebongsan-Ungilsan Hike Photo of Yebongsan-Ungilsan Hike

    This is a very nice, but strenuous day hike. It took about 5 1/2 hours at a moderate pace with about a 10 minute stop at the Yebongsan summit, a 20 minute stop for lunch, and a 15 minute stop at the Ungilsan summit. I ra...

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  • near Yangchŏng 2-dong, Busan (South Korea)
    Distance
    5.40mi
    Elevation +
    1319f
    TrailRank
    57| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Busan hiking: Mt. Hwang-ryeong 427m Photo of Busan hiking: Mt. Hwang-ryeong 427m Photo of Busan hiking: Mt. Hwang-ryeong 427m

    As the representative noted mountain in Busan, along with Geumjeongsan Mountain, Hwangryeongsan Mountain is in the center of Busan stretching to Nam-gu, Suyeong-gu, Yeonje-gu, and Busanjin-gu. It’s the second-highest mou...

    Bonita ruta, felicitaciones.
    #Raptor962
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  • Seoul Trail

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    near Daragwon, Gyeonggi-do (South Korea)
    Distance
    99.04mi
    Elevation +
    24242f
    TrailRank
    56
    Photo of Seoul Trail Photo of Seoul Trail Photo of Seoul Trail

    Seoul Trail(서울 둘레길) 서울 둘레길은 서울의 외곽 157Km 따라 걸으며 아름다운 자연경관과 생태를 배우고, 느끼고, 즐기고, 체험할 수 있는 자연생태탐방로 이다. Seoul Trail is a 157km course for hiking along a path surrounding Seoul while enjoying beautiful nature and ecological ...

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  • Birobong

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    near Musoejŏm, Gangwon-do (South Korea)
    Distance
    9.75mi
    Elevation +
    3327f
    TrailRank
    55
    Photo of Birobong Photo of Birobong Photo of Birobong

    Birobong Peak is located in Chiaksan National Park near Wonju, about a 2 hour drive from Seoul or Osan. By car take highway 50 east so the Saemal Interchange. There will be signs for the park as you approach the exit. Af...

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  • Bukhansan Bibong Hike

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    near Pulgwangi-dong, Seoul (South Korea)
    Distance
    4.94mi
    Elevation +
    1860f
    TrailRank
    52| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Bukhansan Bibong Hike Photo of Bukhansan Bibong Hike Photo of Bukhansan Bibong Hike

    This hike starts at the Dokbawi Subway station om line 6 in Bulgwang-dong and ends at the 7212/7730 bus stop in Gugi-dong. Even though the hike is only just under 5 miles, I rated it moderate because it is steep and invo...

    A beautiful hike indeed. Be aware when doing this hike in the winter, ice and snow can make part of the path slippery an...
    Globerunner
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  • near Yangsan, Gyeongsangnam-do (South Korea)
    Distance
    8.34mi
    Elevation +
    3294f
    TrailRank
    52
    Photo of New trail road in Geumjeongsan, Busan. Photo of New trail road in Geumjeongsan, Busan. Photo of New trail road in Geumjeongsan, Busan.

    New Trail Route in Geumjeongsan, Busan (Nurigil section) how to go there? start: gyeseog ma-eul(village town) bus stop. end: gyeseog ma-eul(village town) bus stop. from Hopo subway station, transfer a bus 23, 2...

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  • Dongtan Hill

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    near Geonneo-mal, Gyeonggi-do (South Korea)
    Distance
    4.51mi
    Elevation +
    876f
    TrailRank
    49
    Photo of Dongtan Hill Photo of Dongtan Hill Photo of Dongtan Hill

    This is an easy hike/walk in a park in downtown Dongtan. There are several possible parking areas though they are not free. I thought it was a nice change of pace from the hikes closer to our home, but my wife did not th...

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  • Daeyasan

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    near Daegol, Gyeongsangbuk-do (South Korea)
    Distance
    5.63mi
    Elevation +
    2382f
    TrailRank
    49
    Photo of Daeyasan Photo of Daeyasan Photo of Daeyasan

    This is a very nice hike even if a bit on the short side. The first part of the hike follows a creek with some nice places to soak your feet in the summer months. You can hike along either side of the creek before you ha...

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  • near Namp’o-dong, Busan (South Korea)
    Distance
    7.42mi
    Elevation +
    1585f
    TrailRank
    49
    Photo of 남포역-봉래산-자봉-손봉-흰여울문화마을-남포역 Nampo Station-Bongnaesan-Jabong-Sonbong-huinnyeoul culture village-Nampo Station Photo of 남포역-봉래산-자봉-손봉-흰여울문화마을-남포역 Nampo Station-Bongnaesan-Jabong-Sonbong-huinnyeoul culture village-Nampo Station Photo of 남포역-봉래산-자봉-손봉-흰여울문화마을-남포역 Nampo Station-Bongnaesan-Jabong-Sonbong-huinnyeoul culture village-Nampo Station

    남포역을 출발해서 복천사를 먼저 방문한 후에 봉래산, 자봉, 손봉 순서로 돌아보았습니다. 하산 후 흰여울문화마을을 거쳐서 남포역으로 돌아왔습니다.I left Nampo Station and visited Bokcheonsa Temple first, then looked around Bongraesan Mountain, Jabong, and Sonbong. After getting off th...

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  • Namdaebong and Hyangnobong

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    near Illon, Gangwon-do (South Korea)
    Distance
    9.69mi
    Elevation +
    3878f
    TrailRank
    49
    Photo of Namdaebong and Hyangnobong Photo of Namdaebong and Hyangnobong Photo of Namdaebong and Hyangnobong

    This hike starts at the Geumdae Ranger Station in Chiaksan National Park. There are 2 parking options. The large free parking area is about 1.5 km before the ranger station on the right with a big sign indicating you hav...

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  • 관악역 - 과천역 with G.A.S.

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    near Seoksui-dong, Gyeonggi-do (South Korea)
    Distance
    7.66mi
    Elevation +
    3182f
    TrailRank
    49
    Photo of 관악역 - 과천역 with G.A.S. Photo of 관악역 - 과천역 with G.A.S. Photo of 관악역 - 과천역 with G.A.S.

    A hike over and around lots of boulders and big and small outcroppings. Some steep inclines over rocks. Great hike!

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  • Geomdansan

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    near Jakbatdeul, Gyeonggi (South Korea)
    Distance
    4.68mi
    Elevation +
    2119f
    TrailRank
    45
    Photo of Geomdansan Photo of Geomdansan Photo of Geomdansan

    This hike is in the South East corner of Seoul. I went by car because there is no subway stop nearby. The parking cost 3000 won for the day. The closest subway stop would be Sangil-dong at the end of Line 5 or Paldang on...

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  • Sapaesan and Dobongsan

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    near Hoeryongdong, Gyeonggi-do (South Korea)
    Distance
    7.45mi
    Elevation +
    2884f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo of Sapaesan and Dobongsan Photo of Sapaesan and Dobongsan Photo of Sapaesan and Dobongsan

    This hike starts at Hoeryong Station on Line 1, exit 2 and ends at Dobongsan Station on Line 1. The hike follows roads for the first couple kilometers to get to the trail head. I forgot to start the navigation right away...

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  • Gyeryongsan Loop

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    near Sŏmun (South Korea)
    Distance
    6.78mi
    Elevation +
    2139f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo of Gyeryongsan Loop Photo of Gyeryongsan Loop Photo of Gyeryongsan Loop

    50% easy (fire trail) and 50% moderate. Loop can be walked either clockwise or anti-clockwise. The route passes within 500m of Gyeryongsan summit. To reach the summit stone follow the footpath from the waypoint 'Ridge'. ...

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  • Birobong from the west

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    near Withwang-gol, Gangwon-do (South Korea)
    Distance
    4.63mi
    Elevation +
    3205f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo of Birobong from the west Photo of Birobong from the west Photo of Birobong from the west

    This is a short but steep hike to Birobong summit in Chiaksan National Park. It gains close to 1000 meters in 4.1 km. It is rated moderate because it is so short, but it will give you a good workout. The summit view is n...

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  • Saeduduk

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    near Saeduduk, Gangwon-do (South Korea)
    Distance
    6.69mi
    Elevation +
    2585f
    TrailRank
    42

    This is not the hike I had planned. I put the wrong address into my car's navigation. None the less it was a nice hike in the forest away from the sound of cars and the city. Birds and a babbling brook were the sound of ...

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  • Hwagyesa Iljumun to Jeongneung

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    near Pŏnil-tong, Seoul (South Korea)
    Distance
    4.54mi
    Elevation +
    1568f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo of Hwagyesa Iljumun to Jeongneung Photo of Hwagyesa Iljumun to Jeongneung Photo of Hwagyesa Iljumun to Jeongneung

    The is a relatively easy hike starting at the Suyu subway station (line 4) going into Bukhansan National Park. The trail head is 1.4 miles from the subway exit 5. You can also take the buses 151, 410, 1165, or 02. You en...

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