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Great alternative to Bukhansan

This is a great alternative to Bukhansan, which although great, is a bit out of the way if you are... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Seoul, South Korea
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Late start

And not sure what to expect. The walk from the station to the entrance was tough enough. The... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2018
Singapore, Singapore
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Gwanak-gu, Seoul 151-019, South Korea
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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

This is a great alternative to Bukhansan, which although great, is a bit out of the way if you are in the center of Seoul and short on time. I recommend starting at Sadang because the views from that trail are spectacular.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

And not sure what to expect. The walk from the station to the entrance was tough enough. The seasoned old folks were warning us that it could be too difficult, looking at how inexperience we were. But we made it to the TOP! Not all...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 1 June 2018 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

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 30 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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank juande1975
Reviewed 4 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

Date of experience: April 2017
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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!

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Wylstea
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

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank celinay2017
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!

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Leonie K
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

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank kimahrikku
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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11 March 2015|
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.