I wanted to do something special the day before I departed Korea to return home. What’s more special than climbing a mountain and taking in the beauty of Seoul 서울? It seems like a necessity to hike in the mountains at least once when I’m in Korea since I’ve done it every time I’ve been back.
One of the things that I noticed in Seoul 서울 was that when riding the subway, there would always be a number of older people decked out in athletic wear. It’s a common thing for some of them to go hiking in the mountains on a regular basis. I thought it was great and was excited that I was finally able to join them.
Achasan 아차산 is where I decided to go since it’s a fairly easy hike at around 287m and takes roughly less than an hour. It was a hot and muggy day when I went but at least it didn’t rain!
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http://www.gwangjin.go.kr/achasan/ (Korean only, no English)
Ride Line 5 on the subway and get off at either the Achasan 아차산 or Gwangnaru 광나루 stop.
Gwangjang-dong, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul-si & Guri-si, Gyeonggi-do
서울특별시 광진구 광장동 일대