Category Hiking in the ROK

The Seoul Trail: Section 2 Part 1 From Hwarangdae Station to Yangwon Station

This was not the easiest trip to make. You know that moment of adrenaline in the morning before taking on the day? I literally tried to dig up a year’s worth when I looked out the window and saw the grey, cold and wet morning. Alas, I texted “We Are Warriors!” to my companions and […]

The Seoul Trail: Section 1 Part 2 From Danggogae (Danggogye Station Line 4) to Hwarangdae Station (Line 6)

A long journey, but as with most journeys that are long, they are well worth the patience and effort. After a frigid January, we decided to take the next leg of the Seoul Trail in early February. Originally, we were going to break the first section into three parts, but as it turns out, the Danggogae […]

The Seoul Trail: Section 1 Part 1 – From Dobangsan Station to Danggogae (Danggogye) Station

Disclaimer: There are a lot of photos in this article. Also, if you would like to use some of the photos, please feel free to do so, but please give us credit. Thank you!  The Seoul Trail is 157 kilometers of urban terrain combined with the ruggedness of the outdoors. Seoul is one of the few major […]

Hiking in the ROK – There Are No Jokes on Myeongjisan

By: Erik Weichel  Even if you had something humorous to mention while hiking Myeongjisan (outside of Gapyeong), you wouldn’t have the audacity to let it be heard. Despite its outstanding and exciting beauty, this mountain is not for those simply looking for a nice view. You will be lulled into your leisurely pace until you […]

Seoraksan National Park – Ulsanbawi (Ulsan rock), Heundeulbawi (Heundeul rock), Sinheungsa and Gyejoam

Seoraksan National Park. If you don’t visit here during your stay here in Korea, you are robbing yourself of an amazing experience. The park is located in Gangwon-do, in the northeastern region of Korea, near the North Korean border. The park itself is huge! Even the most enthusiastic hiker will need at least a week to […]