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Excellent Hike in Seoul

Mt. Gwanak, or Gwanaksan, is an excellent hiking option for anyone in Seoul who wants to get away... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sonia B
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Boston
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Trail

I was staying at SNU faculty house and decided to walk a morning. I found the entrance to a trail... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
Juan T
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Province of Seville, Spain
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Gwanak-gu, Seoul 151-019, South Korea
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mt. Gwanak, or Gwanaksan, is an excellent hiking option for anyone in Seoul who wants to get away, but not have to travel too far. Completely accessible by metro, this mountain is not the tallest, but it offers great views from the summit and has...More

Thank Sonia B
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

I was staying at SNU faculty house and decided to walk a morning. I found the entrance to a trail at Nakseogaede Park and pleasantly discovered that it was part of an amazing trail ring of more than 150 km surrounding Greater Seoul. I, obviously,...More

Thank Juan T
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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

beutiful mountain with various entertainment. if you don't want to go peak just want some fresh air from green, it has perfect side road full of flowers. if you are healthy enough to enjoy bit tough hiking you can see Yeonjuam, a Buddhist temple on...More

Thank Jin J
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

I went there as part of my exchange in Seoul National University. It has a great view and many many old Koreans climb it everyday. It is steep sometimes but my friends and I who are not great Hikers managed to do it quite easily!

Thank Wylstea
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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

If ever you tire of the hustle and bustle of Seoul, head to this 600+m mountain for a nice hike. Starting from Sadang station, follow the crowd of colorfully-garbed hikers. If you choose to walk along the mountain ridge, you'll be scrambling up. Steep in...More

1  Thank Celina Y
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Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Perfect view, nice length and Not many people on week days! Especially we liked the leaves with a Lot of colors during Fall time. Make sure you bring a Lot of Food and Drinks on the Top of the Mountain!

Thank Leonie K
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Reviewed 18 January 2016

Gwanaksan is one of the tallest mountains in Seoul, second only to Bukhansan, but Bukhansan is farther away from the city and you won’t get such a great view. Gwanaksan is not such a long trip to go up, especially if you take local buses...More

1  Thank kimahrikku
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Reviewed 26 February 2015 via mobile

About 630meters, with some great views of the city, and lots of climby rocks, Gwanksan is one of the best hiking mountains in Seoul. It can get busy on the weekends, so try to get there during the week. Also, don't be afraid to adventure...More

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Reviewed 22 November 2014

This is a great, strenuous hike to the top of the mountain. 3000+ feet elevation gain in 2.5 miles. From the top you can see the southern part of the city and surrounding mountains. At the top there is the Wongaksa Temple and Yeonjuam Hermitage,...More

1  Thank Mark P
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maisySydney
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Response from NomadicBiker | Reviewed this property |
It is within the limits of Seoul itself, on the very southern boundary, which is bisected by Gwanak. It is a fair way from the DMZ, which itself is far from Seoul.
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