A guided hike up Dobongsan, Bukhansan National Park – South Korea

Bukhansan National Park is my favorite place for hiking in South Korea.  Korea has better views in Seoraksan or on Saryangdo but with a half dozen entrances near subway stations Bukhansan jumps ahead of the pack.  A few weeks ago I got the idea of hiking Dobongsan again.  I’d been in the park 5 or 6 times already but wanted to take some first timers up the peak so I quickly made a Facebook event offering to provide lunch along with myself as a guide and had nearly a dozen hikers sign up.

Bukhansan Panorama 1


Getting to Bukhansan National Park
Subway line 1 or 7 to Dobongsan Station (NOT DOBONG!)
Exit 1
Cross the street and follow the Koreans dressed in bright hiking clothes
(this sounds silly but its the best way to describe it)
The path will veer left before you turn left and then meet a road.  Turn right at the road and go up the hill until you pass the ranger station.  You’re in the right place if you see lots of hiking vendors & Korean food stalls


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We enjoyed a lovely day in the park first up Dobongsan and then along the ridge to the Y-valley.  Enjoy this photo walk through the most visited National Park on Earth 😉

Bukhansan Buddhas

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If you enjoy the photos leave a comment and tell me about your favorite hike!  In Seoul and looking for a hiking guide?  Leave a comment below with your kakao and I’ll get back to you.

Mr Mike

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