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Bukhansan National Park
Bukhansan National Park

Bukhansan National Park

Free admission
262, Bogungmun-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, South Korea

The Basics

Bukhansan National Park is a haven for hikers, climbers, and anyone looking to escape the bustle of South Korea’s capital city. Explore the park’s many hiking trails, climb Baegundae (Bukhansan’s highest peak), or visit the centuries-old Bukhansanseong Fortress.

Tours of Bukhansan National Park typically leave from Seoul and include a guided hike of Mt. Bukhan, plus a relaxing visit to a Korean-style spa or sauna (jjimjilbang). It’s also possible to visit the park on a contemporary art tour of Seoul, which usually includes a drive up Bukhansan Mountain to Gana Art Gallery.

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Private Hiking to Bukhansan Peak(Baegundae: 836.5m) with Mountain Expert
Private Hiking to Bukhansan Peak(Baegundae: 836.5m) with Mountain Expert
$141.67 per adult
Traveler Favorite
An exciting climb to the top of South Korea
Mr. Chance is a very knowledgeable and pleasant tour guide. Once we decided to take the hard route to the top, he encouraged and helped us along the way. The hike to the top was full of exciting parts, steep climbs with rails, stairs and climbing through boulders. Mr. Chance also talked us through the different trees, insects and the different wildlife species of the park. Talking to him was a good introduction to Korean culture and people. It was an unforgettable experience and a must do if you are in Seoul.
Nandita_S, Sep 2021

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Bukhansan National Park is a must-see for nature lovers.

  • Bring sun protection, plenty of water, and shoes suitable for hiking; much of the park is unsuitable for wheelchairs.

  • The granite mountains can be slippery when wet; be careful if it has rained recently.

  • Fans of rock climbing should check out Insubong peak, which has climbing routes for various skill levels.

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How to Get There

Bukhansan National Park is located in northern Seoul and is easily accessible via public transportation. Take Seoul Subway Line 1 to Dobongsan Station right at the park.

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When to Get There

The park is open year-round but is especially beautiful in fall when the plentiful maple trees’ leaves turn shades of gold and red. Opt for a weekday visit to avoid crowds.

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Trails in Bukhansan National Park

The park’s most popular hiking routes include the trail to the 2,746-foot (837-meter) Baegundae peak, the Insu-bong trail, the Mt. Bukhan hike, and the 43-mile (70-kilometer) Dulle Gil Trail, which connects forested paths along foothills and local villages and contains 21 sections.

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