Seoul Hike - The Historic Trail

Hike through the mountain heritage that forms much of the country’s personality


Single Adult (Ages 19+): $129

Duo Adults (Ages 19+): $99/each

3+ Adults (Ages 19+): $85/each


6 hours


An experience of Korea isn’t complete without a visit to its mountains. Much of Korea’s history, folklore, and culture grew out of its highlands. Amble through pine forests, across passes, and through valleys to take in some of Seoul’s most spectacular natural views. Visit Buddhist temples and hear histories and legends of famed monks. Muse at tales of ghosts and goblins said to populate the peaks and valleys. Learn of shamanic traditions that worship guardian mountain spirits. And relax post-hike with food and drink integral to modern Korean hiking culture.

Breakdown of The Seoul Hike

  • Meet your guide at 12:00 p.m. at Gupabal subway station (line 3/orange line), gate 1
  • Take a short bus ride to the trailhead
  • Stretch with your guide and walk to the trailhead
  • The hike will go up an afforested valley before crossing a pass with spectacular views
  • Upon descending you’ll visit Buddhist temples nestled in rugged nooks of the mountains
  • During the hike you’ll be treated to history, legends, and folklore related to Korea’s age-old mountain heritage
  • You’ll finish up the hike at a local restaurant and enjoy traditional food and drink
  • Difficulty: Seoul Hike is approximately a six hour tour of medium grade. There is one long, steep ascent near the beginning. Special equipment, such as ropes and harnesses, are not necessary.


  • Food and Drinks


  • No Hotel Pickup

Things to bring

  • Comfortable footwear – hiking boots or cross trainers/sneakers
  • Comfortable clothing (weather specific)
  • Water and light snacks