Top 34 Scenic Hiking & Walking Trails in/from Seoul

Hiking Culture in Korea

Hiking is one of the most popular activities in Korea. On weekends (& even on weekdays), you can spot many brightly-clothed Korean hikers at the popular national parks, mountains and various walking trails.

You will be amazed by the superb fitness of many Korean senior hikers or even family with small kids. They will walk past you steadfastly and you will soon lose sight of them.😅

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Hiking on your Holiday in Korea

a) Unique Holiday Experience

One can truly experience Korea's four seasons hiking at its mountains and fully immerse in its nature beauty. You can choose to have an easy leisure walk around the grounds or climb up to the summits with mesmerising views.

b) Accessibility

Many of the hiking spots in Seoul are just a bus ride or subway station away from the city center and can be completed in just half a day.

c) Signs on Trails

There are signs (in English too) along the trails.

c) Gourmet Surprises

There are generally many hiking shops and restaurants leading to the National Parks or mountain entrances. You will be surprised that one of your best (& affordable) meals in Korea might be found here!

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Recommended Hiking & Walking Courses

Bukhansan National Park

Seoul

Bukhansan National Park

Bukhansanseong Park Information Center

Inwangsan Mountain (338.2m)

Seoul

Inwangsan Mountain (338.2m)

Easy. City & Mountains View. Night Hiking.

Eungbongsan Mountain (95.3m)

Seoul

Eungbongsan Mountain (95.3m)

Easy. View of Han River.

Bugaksan Mountain (342m)

Seoul

Bugaksan Mountain (342m)

Long stretch of steep stairs from Changuimun.

Seoul City Wall Hike (Naksan Mt. Trail)

Seoul

Seoul City Wall Hike (Naksan Mt. Trail)

Easy walk to Dongdaemun. Night hiking.

Inwangsan Forest Trail

Seoul

Inwangsan Forest Trail

Very Easy. Scenic walk at Inwangsan foothill.

N Seoul Namsan Mountain & N Seoul Tower

Seoul

N Seoul Namsan Mountain & N Seoul Tower

Namsan Library Course. Very Easy.

Sanmotoonge @ Buamdong

Seoul

Sanmotoonge @ Buamdong

Easy scenic hillside road walk to cafe.

Haneul (Sky) Park

Seoul

Haneul (Sky) Park

Easy walk from base to hill top.

Dongho Bridge Walk

Seoul

Dongho Bridge Walk

Very Easy. Nearby subway access.

Cheonggyecheon Stream

Seoul

Cheonggyecheon Stream

3km walk from start of stream to Dongdaemun.

Seoraksan National Park

3hrs from Seoul

Seoraksan National Park

Easy to Moderate. Cable car rides in park.

Bukhansan National Park

Seoul

Bukhansan National Park

Dobong Park Information Center

Cheonggyesan Mountain (582.5m)

Seoul

Cheonggyesan Mountain (582.5m)

Easy to Moderate. Safe hike to summit.

Achasan Mountain (295.7m)

Seoul

Achasan Mountain (295.7m)

Easy. Safe hiking with subway access.

Ansan Mountain (296m)

Seoul

Ansan Mountain (296m)

Easy. Accessible by subway.

Seoul City Wall Hike (Baegak Mt. Trail)

Seoul

Seoul City Wall Hike (Baegak Mt. Trail)

Long stretch of steep stairs.

Namsan Mountain & N Seoul Tower

Seoul

Namsan Mountain & N Seoul Tower

Dongguk Univ. Station Course. Lots of stairs.

Namsan Dulle-gil Trail

Seoul

Namsan Dulle-gil Trail

7.5km easy circular trail around Namsan Mt.

Seoul Forest

Seoul

Seoul Forest

A large park with course to Eungbongsan Mt.

Ttukseom Hangang Park

Seoul

Ttukseom Hangang Park

Leisure 900m walk to the Rose Garden.

Banpo Bridge Crossing

Seoul

Banpo Bridge Crossing

Easy walk across the double-deck bridge.

Gwangmyeong Cave

1.5hrs from Seoul

Gwangmyeong Cave

Unique walking experience inside a cave.

Bukhansan National Park

Seoul

Bukhansan National Park

Jeongneung Park Information Center

Gwanaksan Mountain (629m)

Seoul

Gwanaksan Mountain (629m)

Incl. beginner hiking course guide to summit.

Yongmasan Mountain (348m)

Seoul

Yongmasan Mountain (348m)

Easy. Connected to Mt. Achasan.

Ansan Jarak-gil Trail

Seoul

Ansan Jarak-gil Trail

Very Easy. 7km wooden deck around Mt. Ansan.

Seoul City Wall Hike (Inwangsan Mt. Trail)

Seoul

Seoul City Wall Hike (Inwangsan Mt. Trail)

Easy. Multiple entry/exit points.

Namsan Mountain & N Seoul Tower

Seoul

Namsan Mountain & N Seoul Tower

Sam-soon Steps Course. Lots of stairs.

Namsangol Hanok Village

Seoul

Namsangol Hanok Village

Easy walk to Namsan Park.

Olympic Park

Seoul

Olympic Park

A large park with several walking courses.

Jamsil Railway Bridge Walk

Seoul

Jamsil Railway Bridge Walk

Very Easy. End-to-end subway access.

Seoullo 7017

Seoul

Seoullo 7017

Easy walk from Seoul Station to Namdaemun.

Namhansanseong Fortress

1.5hrs from Seoul

Namhansanseong Fortress

Easy walking experience alongside fortress wall.

Things to note when Hiking at National Parks or Mountains

💡Please wear comfortable shoes, bring bottles of water, optional snacks for your hike and buffer enough time for the return trip (where necessary).

💡It will be a good idea to plan your hiking route before hitting the trail and, at the same time remain flexible for any changes during the hike.

💡Not often, however, if you do come across any Korean only sign, you can use Google Translate app by pointing your phone at the Korean signage and use the camera feature on the app for instant language translation.

💡If required, use Naver Map or KakaoMap apps on your whereabouts upon your exit to the nearest subway station or bus to your next destination.

💡In winter, proper footwear is required to walk on the snow ice. You can consult with the hiking shops leading to the park entrance as they generally do sell affordable slip-on snow ice crampons for your shoes.

and most importantly, ENJOY your hike.🍧 

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