Seoul City Wall Hike - Naksan Mountain Trail
(Hyehwamun Gate 혜화문 -> Heunginjimun Gate 흥인지문)
서울특별시 성북구 창경궁로 312 | 312 Changgyeonggung-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul
Starting from Hyehwamun Gate: Hansung Univ. Station (line 4, exit 4). Walk straight forward. Turn left onto the stairs up to the wall. 3 mins walk. OR
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Join midway from Ihwa Mural Village, follow the signs to Naksan Park or walk uphill until you see the wall.
Take a taxi to the address above, reaching the start of the wall across the road from Hyehwamun Gate, near to Hansung Univ. Station.
Naksan Mountain Trail (Hyehwamun Gate to Heunginjimun Gate), 2.1km, 1 hr.
This hiking trail passes Naksan Mountain (124m), the lowest mountain of Seoul's four inner mountains and is a relatively easy trail due to its gentle slope. Naksan is also known as 'Camel Mountain' due to its resemblance to a camel's hump.
There are different shapes of the stones marking the different construction time of the wall through the ages.
Naksan Mountain Trail in Summer:
Naksan Mountain Trail in late autumn:
From Heunginjimun Gate, you can continue onto Heunginjimun Gate Trail of the Seoul City Wall to Gwanghuimun Gate (near Dongdaemun History & Culture Park, line 2/4/5).
From Hansung Univ. Station, there is another longer scenic trail, Baegak Mountain Trail that leads to Sukjeongmun Gate and Changuimun Gate.
This trail crosses Baegak (Mt. Bugaksan), the highest of the 4 inner mountains of Seoul. Foreign visitors are required to present their passport at the information center along the trail.
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