Hiking Baegundae Peak in Bukhansan National Park

Seoul, South Korea

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  • Start or End: I started at the bus stop near the Bukhansanseong entrance of Bukhansan National Park (Google Map Directions) and finished at the Bukhansan Ui (Doseonsa) light rail station (Google Map Directions)
  • Length: 10.3km (6.4mi) in about 6hr
  • Grade: Hard. The trail is well maintained, frequently signposted and busy, so it is hard to get lost (even though I did divert from the main trail near Taegosa Temple, I easily made my way back). There are several steep rocky sections which are aided by metal ropes near Baegundae peak. Baegundae Peak itself is a steep rock face aided by metal ropes and is tough and dangerous (the high number of hikers, even on a Monday, also makes it difficult to traverse). You will thank those who constructed the staircases on this trail. The staircases are amazingly constructed on difficult terrain and make the hike so much easier (without them, the hike would be extremely difficult).
  • Date Walked: 14th of October 2019

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Spectacular autumn colour, panoramic views, the busy Baegundae Peak summit, and epic staircases. My first hiking experience in Bukhansan National Park.

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