South Korea

Top Adventures in South Korea

  • Summit Mt. Bukhansan (북한산)

    Starting from almost sea level, it’s almost a full 800m climb to the top of the highest peak, Baegundae. The most direct route is about 7km start to finish, although it’s also possible to do an out and back route for those with less time. Overall,...

    4.3 miles 2624.7 ft gain

  • Hike to Biryong Falls

    When people ask me how do I afford to travel, my standard response is, "how do you afford to do anything?...you just set your priorities." My recent trip to South Korea was definitely no different. Just a little more planning and a longer plane ri...

    2.9 miles 429 ft gain

  • Hike from Itaewon to N. Seoul Tower

    Like skinning a cat, there are many ways to get to the tower at the top of Namsan. Seoul's most iconic mountain, highlighted by N Seoul Tower is visible from almost anywhere in the city and can be reached by following any of the well marked trails...

    4 miles 650 ft gain

  • Hike Mureung Valley

    Mureung Valley (무릉계곡) is a beautiful stretch of land between Dutasan Mountain and Cheongoksan Mountain outside the coastal town of Donghae.   The valley can be reached by personal car or catch a direct bus from the Donghae Bus Terminal.  There are...

    2 miles 500 ft gain

  • Hike Ulasnbawi Peak

    The Ulsanbawi (울산바위) trail is located within the stunning Seoraksan National Park.  The hike begins at the base of the National Park welcome center which can be accessed by bus or private car.  I highly recommend avoiding peak visiting times such ...

    5 miles 1840 ft gain

  • Explore Deoksugung Palace

    There are many beautiful and ancient temples in Seoul, but what makes Deoksugung Palace (덕수궁) special is that it can be accessed by the general public during the day OR at night until 9pm.It is conveniently located in central Seoul right outside o...

  • Hike Seonginbong Peak

    Despite the prevalence of urban sprawls and mega cities in South Korea, Ulleung Island (울릉도) has remained untouched by the rapid modernization.  This is largely due to the fact that without a commercial airport.  The only way to access the island ...

    5 miles 3228.3 ft gain