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  • near Insadong, Seoul (South Korea)
    Distance
    3.72mi
    Elevation +
    804f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo of Seoul, South Korea, Changdeokgung Palace and Insadong Photo of Seoul, South Korea, Changdeokgung Palace and Insadong Photo of Seoul, South Korea, Changdeokgung Palace and Insadong

    Starting at Anguk Subway Station (Orange Line), the track goes East to the Changdeokgung Palace and Gardens (Admission Fees). This is a secondary Palace of the Joseon Dynasty, first built in 1405 and rebuilt after in 161...

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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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  • Jirisan Hike

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    near Kŏrim, South Gyeongsang (South Korea)
    Distance
    10.79mi
    Elevation +
    5138f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo of Jirisan Hike Photo of Jirisan Hike Photo of Jirisan Hike

    The hike started at the Georimgol trail head to the Saseuk shelter. From there we followed the ridge to the Jangteomok shelter, then up to the Cheonwanbong summit (I think that is the highest summit in Jirisan NP). Then ...

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  • Buraksan and Doekamsan

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    near Chisan-dong, Gyeonggi-do (South Korea)
    Distance
    8.28mi
    Elevation +
    1913f
    TrailRank
    41
    Photo of Buraksan and Doekamsan Photo of Buraksan and Doekamsan Photo of Buraksan and Doekamsan

    The trail head is just off of route 1 in Chisan-dong, Pyeongtaek-Si. There is a parking lot at the trailhead, but the parking is not free and only accepts credit cards. It is only about a 20-25 minute walk from the main ...

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  • Dogosan

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    near Sijŏn-ni, Chungcheongnam-do (South Korea)
    Distance
    3.57mi
    Elevation +
    1814f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo of Dogosan Photo of Dogosan Photo of Dogosan

    Dogosan is a 485 m peak near Asan in Dogo-myeon, Sijeon-ri. This is about 40 km SW of Pyeongtaek. There is a parking area with a restroom next to the entrance of the Dogo middle school. The trailhead is 1 km East of the ...

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  • SMR City Loop Hike KCB -광화문

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    near Ch’ŏngnyangnii-dong, Seoul (South Korea)
    Distance
    11.24mi
    Elevation +
    315f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of SMR City Loop Hike KCB -광화문 Photo of SMR City Loop Hike KCB -광화문 Photo of SMR City Loop Hike KCB -광화문

    City Loop Walk from KAIST College of Business to 청량리 - 동대문- 광화문 - 대학로/혜화 - 고려대 Medical Center and back to KCB.

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  • Hyangnobong

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    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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  • Jeongneung national parc

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    near Chŏngnŭngsa-dong, Seoul (South Korea)
    Distance
    4.48mi
    Elevation +
    1670f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of Jeongneung national parc Photo of Jeongneung national parc Photo of Jeongneung national parc

    Jeongneung national parc Take from metro station Gireum the bus 110B to get to the start. And back you take 110A to return to the metro station again. This circle route has on the right 95% nature underground with ston...

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  • near Namji, Gyeongsangnam-do (South Korea)
    Distance
    61.23mi
    Elevation +
    456f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of 4 대강, Day 7, 남지 to 을숙도 부산, Four Rivers Biking Photo of 4 대강, Day 7, 남지 to 을숙도 부산, Four Rivers Biking Photo of 4 대강, Day 7, 남지 to 을숙도 부산, Four Rivers Biking

    Namji City to Eulsook Island, Busan Depart Namji by 5:30. Feels great. At least 3 hours of cool riding before feeling the heat begin to take the day. This means 50-60 km before it gets to hot. Still looking for blue ...

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  • Daytrip Seoraksan Nationalpark

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    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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  • Mubongsan

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    near Pongnam-ni, Gyeonggi-do (South Korea)
    Distance
    3.42mi
    Elevation +
    1335f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of Mubongsan Photo of Mubongsan Photo of Mubongsan

    Mubongsan is a 208 meter high hill a few km south south East of Osan city. The hike starts at the Mubongsan Youth Sports Center Parking lot. Driving Navigation: 810 Dongcheon-ri, Jinwi-myeon, Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi-do By...

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  • near Suiei, Busan (South Korea)
    Distance
    15.87mi
    Elevation +
    1086f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo of 수영천-이기대-오륙도공원 Suyeong river-Yigidae park-Oryukdo park 水營川-二妓台-五六島公園 Photo of 수영천-이기대-오륙도공원 Suyeong river-Yigidae park-Oryukdo park 水營川-二妓台-五六島公園 Photo of 수영천-이기대-오륙도공원 Suyeong river-Yigidae park-Oryukdo park 水營川-二妓台-五六島公園

    수영천-이기대-오륙도공원 Suyeong river-Yigidae park-Oryukdo park 水營川-二妓台-五六島公園 오륙도 공원 근처에서 혼자서도 식사 가능한 구이집 발견 五六島公園の近くで一人でも食事できる焼き屋を発見 Found a grilled pork restaurant near Oryukdo Park where you can eat alone. 在五六島公園附近發現一家可以獨自用餐的烤肉...

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  • near Hach’on, Gyeonggi (South Korea)
    Distance
    8.26mi
    Elevation +
    3547f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo of HL/GG-044 Suraksan & HL/GG-084 Bulamsan Photo of HL/GG-044 Suraksan & HL/GG-084 Bulamsan Photo of HL/GG-044 Suraksan & HL/GG-084 Bulamsan

    A "loop" starting at Jangam subway station ascending first to Suraksan summit, then crossing over Deokneunggogae and going up to Bulamsan0 summit, to finish at Janggye subway station http://w2vla.wordpress.com/2011/02...

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  • Dobongsan (Juanbong peak)

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    near Taragwŏn, Gyeonggi (South Korea)
    Distance
    2.96mi
    Elevation +
    2418f
    TrailRank
    37| Rating 4.33
    Photo of Dobongsan (Juanbong peak) Photo of Dobongsan (Juanbong peak) Photo of Dobongsan (Juanbong peak)

    Hike from Dobongsan Station (Subway line 1) to Juanbung peak. The first km passes a lot of street food vendors and stores selling outdoor gear. Once you are on the trail at around 1.2 km, the trail get progrssively steep...

    Juanbong peak
    Irene González Fernández
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  • Hallasan Hike

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    near Minpat, Jeju (South Korea)
    Distance
    5.38mi
    Elevation +
    4616f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo of Hallasan Hike Photo of Hallasan Hike Photo of Hallasan Hike

    Hike of Hallasan from the north side. This is the shorter, but steeper route. The first part of the trail is not steep, but is very rocky with uneven footing. Once the trail starts to get steeper, it has stairs almost th...

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  • near Sanggyeo-dong, Seoul (South Korea)
    Distance
    7.48mi
    Elevation +
    3081f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo of 상계역 to 장암역, Hiking 수락산 Photo of 상계역 to 장암역, Hiking 수락산 Photo of 상계역 to 장암역, Hiking 수락산

    Good winter snowy hike up two peaks. The main peak on this trail is SuRak Mountain (507 meters). Great slippery icy hike. Safety first! Steep on both the beginning and the finish. Steeper and rocky trail down at the end...

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  • near Ui-dong, Seoul (South Korea)
    Distance
    7.62mi
    Elevation +
    3350f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo of with G.A.S. 북한산 우이역 to 회룡역 Photo of with G.A.S. 북한산 우이역 to 회룡역 Photo of with G.A.S. 북한산 우이역 to 회룡역

    도봉산에 등산이에요. Over DoBong Mountain. From BukHan Mountain Oo-ee Station To Hoe Ryong Station. Great magnificent boulders! Many rocks, big and small, along the trail and across the mountain ridgeline. Beautiful vistas. ...

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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 Pisan-dong, Gyeongsangbuk-do (South Korea)
    Distance
    44.44mi
    Elevation +
    443f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo of 4 대강, Day 5, Four Rivers Bike Trail, 구미-현풍 Photo of 4 대강, Day 5, Four Rivers Bike Trail, 구미-현풍 Photo of 4 대강, Day 5, Four Rivers Bike Trail, 구미-현풍

    구미시 to 현풍시 Gently rolling terrain along the 낙동강(Nakdong River). Beautiful places and parks along the way. K-Water “보s” often have a CU or other convenience store at one end of the bridge or the other. Thank the trees f...

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