The Best Trails in Gangwon (South Korea)

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Photo of Birobong Photo of Namdaebong and Hyangnobong Photo of Birobong from the west
  • Birobong

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    Hiking
    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Hyangnobong

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    Hiking
    near Saem-gol, Gangwon-do (South Korea)
    Distance
    3.36mi
    Elevation +
    2313f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of Hyangnobong Photo of Hyangnobong Photo of Hyangnobong

    The trailhead starts at the Haenggu information booth in Chiaksan National Park. There is a fee parking lot. There is also some free parking down the road if you are willing to walk a little more. There are restroom faci...

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  • Daytrip Seoraksan Nationalpark

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    Hiking
    near Sŏrak-tong, Gangwon-do (South Korea)
    Distance
    8.40mi
    Elevation +
    3114f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of Daytrip Seoraksan Nationalpark Photo of Daytrip Seoraksan Nationalpark Photo of Daytrip Seoraksan Nationalpark

    The Daytrip combines the hike to Biryong Waterfall and to Utsanbawi Rock (passing Sinherungsa Temple and Heundeulbawi Rock).

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  • Mt. Seorak

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    near Oga-ri, Kangwŏn-do (South Korea)
    Distance
    11.91mi
    Elevation +
    4603f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo of Mt. Seorak Photo of Mt. Seorak Photo of Mt. Seorak

    The peaks of the Seoraksan Mountains break through the clouds while jade-like water flows through the valleys, creating breathtaking views and making this Korea's most famous national park. Due to the many rare species f...

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  • near Sŏrak-tong, Gangwon-do (South Korea)
    Distance
    4.28mi
    Elevation +
    1030f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo of 설악산 - 울산바위 / Seoraksan - Ulsanbawi Photo of 설악산 - 울산바위 / Seoraksan - Ulsanbawi Photo of 설악산 - 울산바위 / Seoraksan - Ulsanbawi

    This is a pretty easy (and busy trail) that you can get to in Seoraksan National Park near where you can take the cable cars (to a different peak). The hike is very leisurly and beautiful, but you won't be alone. This is...

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  • Crossing Korea Day 2

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    Road Bike
    near Soyang-dong, Gangwon (South Korea)
    Distance
    91.97mi
    Elevation +
    7897f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Crossing Korea Day 2 Photo of Crossing Korea Day 2 Photo of Crossing Korea Day 2

    Climb, climb and climb some more. Roads are great, no traffic easy to find your way. Just climb, climb and climb some more.

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  • 북설악(화암재-창암)

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    near Wŏnt’ŏ, Gangwon-do (South Korea)
    Distance
    4.79mi
    Elevation +
    157f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of 북설악(화암재-창암) Photo of 북설악(화암재-창암) Photo of 북설악(화암재-창암)

    Distance 7.70 km Distance Timing Pace Speed 3:12:32 Time 2:07:51 Moving Time 3:12:32 Elapsed Time 25:01 min/km Avg Pace 16:36 min/km Avg Moving Pace 3:24 min/km Best Pace Elevation 45 m Elev Gain...

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  • near Ch’ilsibsam-dong, Gangwon-do (South Korea)
    Distance
    7.85mi
    Elevation +
    3812f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of North Seoraksan(북설악 신평능선) Photo of North Seoraksan(북설악 신평능선) Photo of North Seoraksan(북설악 신평능선)

    Distance 14.11 km Distance Calories 546 C Calories Timing Pace Speed 10:01:31 Time 8:01:51 Moving Time 10:01:56 Elapsed Time 42:38 min/km Avg Pace 34:09 min/km Avg Moving Pace 11:20 min/km Best P...

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  • 삼악산 / Samaksan

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    near Bamkkasibeodeung, Gangwon-do (South Korea)
    Distance
    3.63mi
    Elevation +
    1847f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of 삼악산 / Samaksan Photo of 삼악산 / Samaksan Photo of 삼악산 / Samaksan

    This was a nice hike that greeted us with spectacular views of Chuncheon and the surrounding area. The hike itself is not very far in distance, but if starting from where we did, be ready for crawling up some big rocks a...

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  • near Jaeryangbat, Gangwon-do (South Korea)
    Distance
    13.42mi
    Elevation +
    4590f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of 설악산 / Seoraksan - 한계령 to 대청봉 to 비선대 Photo of 설악산 / Seoraksan - 한계령 to 대청봉 to 비선대 Photo of 설악산 / Seoraksan - 한계령 to 대청봉 to 비선대

    A two day and one night hike that we started at the western side of the national park and ended on the eastern side of the park where the cable car is. We stayed at the 희운각 shelter, which you will have to book in advance...

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  • near Sŏrak-tong, Gangwon-do (South Korea)
    Distance
    2.88mi
    Elevation +
    2024f
    TrailRank
    26
    Photo of Hiking - Ulsanbawi - Gangwon-do, South Korea Photo of Hiking - Ulsanbawi - Gangwon-do, South Korea Photo of Hiking - Ulsanbawi - Gangwon-do, South Korea

    Hiking - Seoraksan National Park, South Korea, is located near the city of Sokcho. I took the trail to Ulsanbawi (Rock from Ulsan) on a beautiful and warm December 2004 day. The 2-hour climb is relatively easy as the las...

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  • Gangneung Beach and Gyeong-po Lake

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    Walking
    near Sagŭnjin, Gangwon-do (South Korea)
    Distance
    1.95mi
    Elevation +
    46f
    TrailRank
    20
    Photo of Gangneung Beach and Gyeong-po Lake Photo of Gangneung Beach and Gyeong-po Lake Photo of Gangneung Beach and Gyeong-po Lake

    A springtime walk around the lake with cherry blossoms, waterfowl, and tandem bikes. 강릉 해변 and 경포 Lake. Gangneung Beach and Gyeong-po Lake

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  • near Jaeryangbat, Gangwon-do (South Korea)
    Distance
    5.90mi
    Elevation +
    2927f
    TrailRank
    19

    This is the back approach to Soeraksan National Park. In honesty, I found the trail to be disappointing, however if you want to take this route - well here it is. Views were mediocre and early November, trees were alread...

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  • Sokcho

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    Hiking
    near Changsa-dong, Gangwon-do (South Korea)
    Distance
    5.26mi
    Elevation +
    190f
    TrailRank
    19

    Did a loop walk. The first part (along the sea front) is missing. A part in the middle required going off-trail though some woods, and came out onto a busy road with no sidewalk.

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  • Osaek - Baekdam

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    Hiking
    near Osaeng-ni, Gangwon-do (South Korea)
    Distance
    21.65mi
    Elevation +
    4728f
    TrailRank
    16

    Little bit at the start didn't track properly and is shown as a straight line. Includes a bit of the bus journey back to Sokcho at the end.

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  • near Sŏrak-tong, Gangwon-do (South Korea)
    Distance
    1.35mi
    Elevation +
    630f
    TrailRank
    15

    This is great walk especially during the autumn season. Best taken late afternoon when there are less people. Divided into two: First part - a pleasant, easy walk through a forest and up the creek to a small waterfall ...

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  • bron ride

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    Unspecified
    near Myŏngnyunil-tong, Gangwon (South Korea)
    Distance
    42.47mi
    Elevation +
    3192f
    TrailRank
    10

    wonju - guirae - bron circle MTB riding (club event)

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