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“Incredible views.”

Bukhansan National Park
Ranked #2 of 800 things to do in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 13 February 2018

If you are in to walking an hiking this is a great park yo go. Is a really pretty park you will enjoy the nature and the wonderful views that his park has to offer. The weekends is a good time to go a lot of locals are walking in this park. Koreans love walking, hiking and camping you will never feel alone is always people walking in this trails. Be sure in check the weather and how hard or easy is the trail that ypu are taking.

1  Thank R2735PF
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

Hiking Bukhansan is not as easy as what was written here. I didn't know which track i took as i engaged a guide to bring me up. It was drizzling when we started and got abit heavier along the way. By the time i reached the peck, it was foggy and i couldn't see much. Only after the climb then i realized that July was their raining season. However, i still enjoyed the hike even though i didn't get to see the view at the peak. Overall, it was an enjoyable hike and i will definitely do it again.

2  Thank carrotc
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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Amazing in autumn!! The foliage is beautiful and the air crisp and clean! Worth the little trek. And so accessible by train.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

If you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of Seoul and you enjoy hiking in the outdoors, I highly recommend climbing one of the peaks in beautiful Bukhansan National Park. I climbed the tallest peak, Baegundae Peak, and it took me 2.5 hours to get to the top (I am a 52 year old woman, in relatively good shape). The climb is moderately challenging, and there are sections with chains and railing to help you along. In winter, you should attach chains or spikes to your shoes to climb on snow and ice. I went in both November and late December, and I enjoyed both the beautiful foliage of fall and the lovely snow in winter.

For those like me with no car, Bukhansan National Park is easy to get to using the metro and bus. Take the metro to the Gupabal stop. From there, take bus #34, 704, or 8772 (you will see other hikers fully decked out in hiking attire). The bus will take you to the stop that leads to the main entrance of the park. It was pretty obvious to me which stop it was, especially when all of the other hikers got off at the same stop. From the bus stop you will need to walk for 5 minutes or so to get to the park entrance. Along the way, you will pass shops that sell hiking gear, clothing, walking sticks, snacks, etc.

Bukhansan has many different trails to choose from, of varying degrees of difficulty and length. There are also different peaks to choose from. I chose the highest and loved it! The views are spectacular, and you can also visit a temple along the way. The trails are marked pretty well, and there are always other hikers around since it is a very popular pastime for Koreans. In fact, try to do the hike during the week, if you can. It gets super crowded on the weekends. Bring water and a snack, and enjoy!

17  Thank JoyfulTraveler7
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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

For a quick hike up a mountain right within Seoul, Bukhansan would be your option. Weekends tend to get a little packed as the locals also hike the trails to the peak, though the crowds are still manageable as there are many trails.

1  Thank Vignes C
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