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Bukhansan National Park

Seoul, South Korea
+82 2-909-0497
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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 fortresses.
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“highest peak” (19 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Seoul, South Korea
+82 2-909-0497
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Tallest mountain in Seoul. Popular mountain hike place. Be prepare to spend at least half day to go the peak. Outstanding view of City of Seoul. Many international travalers in th peak. Better to go a weekday and week ends are crowded with locals.

Thank coolpete2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A 12 hour stop at Seoul's Incheon International airport left me eager to get out and move around a bit. I decided to head for Bukhansan National Park to climb the highest peak 'Baegundae' via the vertical ridge route. I left my bags in a...More

3  Thank AaronAllenFlynn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are many trail, the highest peak is Baegundae Peak (approx 2700feet). It took bout 2hrs to reach the peak, not an easy hike, but after reach the peak you'll get mesmerised by the view of seoul.

1  Thank marsha1122
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not the easiest hike, but definitely worth it! Baegundae peak has an amazing view, and we enjoyed a mini picnic before descending. So do bring some food with you, you will need the energy. Spot the mountain kitty! There are many many trails, so do...More

Thank mellyooi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hike was not easy but it was definitely worth it. We went on a weekday and it wasn't too busy but there were still many people. We took the bus 704 from Gupabal station to the entrance and the hike to the top took...More

1  Thank kimjin14
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my favorite place to unwind and decompress. I love Bukhansan! We have gone here with our family several times and the views are incredible and the trails are well maintained and easy to follow.

Thank Kajjmeyer
Reviewed 18 August 2017

My fist is the only highest thing on this place.All your tiring journey will be paid off by its beautiful scenery along the way, fresh air, awesome view at the top and satisfying feeling when you get the top.

1  Thank rudy h
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We took the train to Dobongsan station and walked 10-15mins to the park entrance. The ranger counter was just opened when we arrived at 8.20am. There are maps available. The level of difficulty is shown by the route (different from what is on their website)....More

5  Thank Sueanne L
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Beautiful park and very large area mountain walks and restaurants . Good parking avail el and well managed .

Thank Donal O
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I lived in one of the neighbourhoods below the park, it was a park I frequented for both short and long hikes. It has so many to choose from and all of them are well used and peaceful with something wonderful to enjoy no matter...More

Thank navyfamily3
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Lana M
7 August 2017|
Response from Heidi W | Reviewed this property |
I would go early I think the park opens at 6 or 7 am. Take The Girem line 4 exit 3 subway, bus 110b or 143, it takes a few hours to get to the top. If you are in great shape two to three hours to get to the top, if you are... More
3 August 2017|
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Response from Sara T | Reviewed this property |
If you'd feel better going there with a group of people you could join a meet up. If you check the meetup website there's a group called climbing in Korea. They sometimes have meet ups at Bukhansan and it's free.
Olga L
6 July 2017|
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Response from Heidi W | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late answer. The easiest route to the peak is going on the subway line 4, getting off at Girem, then taking bus 110b or 143. It's a hike but easier, then hike down the other way. Print a copy of the map... More