Tag Archives: mountains

Odaesan National Park – Guryong Falls, Manmulsang and Geumgangsa Temple

Odaesan National Park, on the east coast of South Korea, near the city of Gangneung is not the most famous of national parks in the ROK, but has the potential to be one of the more rewarding hikes in Korea, especially if you are a novice hiker. As the summer slowly fades into autumn, the […]

The Seoul Trail – Section 2 Part 2: From the Top of Yongmasan to Gwangnaru Station

The section so nice, we reviewed it twice. Needless to say, with the spring in full bloom and the hot, humid summer looming around the corner, it’s a great time to get out do some hiking. We tackled the whole hike in one day; granted a long, long day, but it is feasible. My suggestion, […]

The Seoul Trail: Section 2 Part 2 – Yangwon Station to Mangusan and Yongmasan Mountains

Welcome spring! You have been missed. After battling in the rain our last time out, we took advantage of the great weather and finished the final part of section two on The Seoul Trail. Today was an epic 9.2km hike that saw us through peaks, valleys and a cemetery. To try to capture it all […]

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 […]