We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Gwangjang-dong, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul 143-815, South Korea
Name/address in local language

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 25 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 6
  • 5
    Very good
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
Good hike in Seoul

We did the Mount Achasan hike in October. We looked at which hikes would be the least physically challenging and possibly incurring injury and chose this one. Before you get to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 December 2016
Prince George, Canada
Add Photo Write a Review

25 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 12: English reviews
Prince George, Canada
Level Contributor
938 reviews
559 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

We did the Mount Achasan hike in October. We looked at which hikes would be the least physically challenging and possibly incurring injury and chose this one. Before you get to the entrance of Achasan, you walk from the subway station through the city and then up quite a steep hill. We followed the green brick road and signs until... More 

Thank mariedesjardins
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
149 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

In the morning, we took the subway to Achasan station and exit via Exit 2. We mainly followed the locals. There was a steep slope of road that you need to go through during our journey to the starting point of Mount Achasan. Not at a very good and healthy state, we managed to climb up the huge amount of... More 

1 Thank Hidayah A
Bangkok, Thailand
Level Contributor
20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

Great outdoor activity away from bustling seoul . We took taxi from myeongdong to achasan ecological park and back - cost around KRW15000 each way. We started from ecological park to sunrise square ( another 1 km to reach achasan peak ) -- took us 1.5 hours up and back. Easy path , some part with wooden-built staircase. The sunrise... More 

Thank aeschung
Mountain View, California
Level Contributor
34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

Achasan is a relatively easy climb with miles of trails and great views of Seoul and the surrounding areas. Some of the signage is in English and Korean.

Thank Mike W
Chengdu, China
Level Contributor
42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

If you need a quick break from the crowds in the city -- and the more popular mountains like Gwanaksan -- Achasan is for you. It is the only mountain in the Seoul area where I've ever gone for more than 5 minutes without encountering another hiker. A truly peaceful place to encounter nature.

Thank cascadianabroad2015
Crane, Indiana
Level Contributor
125 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2015

This is a nice little hike in the heart of Seoul. Easy walk from the subway. Just Google "hiking in Seoul" for a link to the Korea tourism page that gives directions and details. I hiked up with my wife and 4 kids, the youngest of which was 4. They all made it up, not without some fussing but that... More 

3 Thank okiecb
Level Contributor
28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2015 via mobile

This is definitely a nice mountain walk. Though when coming in January, u won't expect much. I suggest to go definitely in Spring or Fall if u want to see the pretty leaves or greeneries. But coming to the mountain is definitely something different for me as I have visited Seoul for many many times. The walk is easy ...... More 

7 Thank Koni W
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2014 via mobile

Great walk, great view. There are different ways to take, but for sure you'll have a good time. You can go there with an empty bottle of water and fill it in there with free natural water. Have fun with the air pressure to clean your dusty trousers !

1 Thank Djoubox
Seoul, South Korea
Level Contributor
27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2014

Achasan was a surprising great hike! I just went (late December 2014) for the first time expecting it to be overcrowded and extremely icy. However, my wife and I only saw about 20-30 people there throughout the 3 hours we hiked. So it was a very quiet hike which was really needed since living in such a busy city. Being... More 

2 Thank Bigrando
Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
Level Contributor
63 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014

Achasan is a mountain famous for been a strategic location when the 3 kingdoms fought for Seoul. A Fortress Wall remains but don't expect to see much of it, It's almost 100% gone. To access the mountain, you can go from the Subway station "Achasan" or "Gwangnaru" on the purple line. from there walk around 20 minutes following the signs... More 

3 Thank vityaz11

Travellers who viewed Achasan Mountain also viewed


Been to Achasan Mountain? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Achasan Mountain staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?