Top 35 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.😅
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.
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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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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