Seoul City Wall Hike - Naksan Mountain Trail

(Hyehwamun Gate 혜화문 -> Heunginjimun Gate 흥인지문)

서울특별시 성북구 창경궁로 312 | 312 Changgyeonggung-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul

24 hrs

Free

  • 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

       Note: Search for 'Hanseong Univ.' instead when using MetroidHD app.

  • 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.

Seoul City Wall Hike - Naksan Mountain Trail in Autumn & Getting There | Seoul, South Korea
Seoul City Wall Hike - Naksan Mountain Trail & Getting There | Seoul, South Korea
Seoul City Wall Hike - Naksan Mountain Trail in Autumn & Getting There | Seoul, South Korea
Seoul City Wall Hike - Naksan Mountain Trail in Autumn & Getting There | Seoul, South Korea

There are different shapes of the stones marking the different construction time of the wall through the ages.

Seoul City Wall Hike - Naksan Mountain Trail & Getting There | Seoul, South Korea

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Naksan Mountain Trail in Summer:

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Naksan Mountain Trail in late autumn:

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The Naksan Mountain Trail passes by Jangsu Village, Naksan Park, Ihwa Mural Village and ending downhill at Heunginjimun Gate, Dongdaemun (near Dongdaemun Station, line 1/4).

 

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).

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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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