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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“baegundae peak” (41 reviews)
“hiking gear” (26 reviews)
“highest peak” (24 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Seoul, South Korea
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+82 2-909-0497
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Reviewed 5 May 2013

There are several ways to get to this mountain; I got off at Bulgwang Station on the Orange/Brown line transfer station. If its Sunday there will be Hundreds of Korean hikers at the train station, because this is the day most Koreans go hiking. There...More

18  Thank Hitman065
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Reviewed 5 May 2013

You can get here by taking some of the local buses up the mountain past the university and then start a hike along the fortress wall - really nice views and very interesting. The mountain is beyond the palace in Seoul. Make sure you go...More

1  Thank Noelle L
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Reviewed 27 March 2013

I really like how you can go hiking from so close to Seoul. This is a nice mountain with a good view of the city. Of course, being located so close to Seoul makes it pretty busy, so expect to see lots of others.

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Reviewed 20 March 2013

You will never believe you are inside Seoul. Take a subway to Dobongsan Station (Lines 1 and 7) and it is obvious where the hiking is. Some of the trails have ropes or even steel cables to hang on to, they are so steep. Others...More

Thank David C
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Reviewed 12 March 2013

Along with Gwanaksan in the South, Bukhansan in the North is one of the best places to hike. TO get to the top takes a few hours, so pack a lunch and lots of water. Also, if you can go with a hiking group it...More

3  Thank NomadicBiker
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Reviewed 20 January 2013

We visited the park in January and there was about 5cm of snow. Great landscapes, beautifull nature. We did not have nice views because whole Seoul was completely covered by smog fog. But we are sure if there won ´t be smog, the views´ll be...More

4  Thank mmastef
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Reviewed 20 January 2013

Koreans love hiking, but if you're not in shape to scale the big mountains you might try the newly established train around the base. It takes you through older up-scale neighborhoods and then back into the mountain scape.

2  Thank Geri96205
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Reviewed 10 January 2013

we went on a sunday morning and, despite the cold (it snowed heavily the night before), we saw many hikers along the way. i'm not an experienced hiker but bukhansan was quite manageable, just that it gets a bit steeper closer to the peak. we...More

6  Thank innocia
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Reviewed 10 December 2012

Bukhansan is a gem for hard core hikers like me as it was easily assessible by public transport. A good alternative to Soraksan on the eastern coast if you have not got time as a bus trip there would take you good 4-5 hrs journey....More

8  Thank Highadventurer
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Reviewed 29 November 2012

The highlights of Bukhansan National Park are the enornous granite boulders near the peak, and the historic fortress. The park gets very busy during the weekends, so if possible visit during a weekday. Located just north of Seoul is a blessing and a curse. This...More

6  Thank kjmagnuson
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JenniferTBC
9 August 2018|
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Response from Stefan W | Reviewed this property |
Early morning seems a good idea, though I would go at a moment that the counter is open, the map and information from the rangers are very useful, it is even very difficult without map. Maybe you can get a map and... More
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Kittaepurr
30 July 2018|
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Response from Nicholas D | Reviewed this property |
I would say April or May would be a good time to go as the temperatures are more moderate between 15-28 degrees C. Don't try it in July or August because it will be in the mid to high 30's.
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Jessica S
12 June 2018|
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Response from TreyBostonSeoul | Reviewed this property |
Sorry if I’m late to answer. And sorry I don’t have an official answer. I enter from an unmonitored area, so those times would be fine. I’m sure it would be fine at most entry points. The main thing is you’d not want to get... More
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