Inwangsan Mountain
Inwangsan Mountain
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kpiddy
Brisbane, Australia12,256 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Without thinking about it we decided to hike Inwangsan on a Saturday.
Saturdays may not be the best time to hike Inwangsan Mountain because of the streams of people making their way up to the peak, fortunately we started in the opposite direction to the majority of the crowds and had a great climb without the long queueing to get up the rocky peak. My internet research paid off following the recommendations to take Metro line 3 (orange line) to Gyeongbokgung Station, take Exit 3 and head to the bus stop on your right a few minutes down the road. Take either bus 1020, 7022 or 7212. Travel for 10-12 minutes to Jahamungogae stop, cross the road to find the start of the trail. The hike up the mountain was challenging at times but thoroughly enjoyable, it took us roughly forty minutes to reach the peak. From the peak the views were stunning looking over Seoul. We continued on along the path down the mountain, through the congressed sections of the narrow path/stairs, then weaving our way through the streets to Dongnimmun Station. A very satisfying morning hike. I look forward to returning to Inwangsan Mountain on our next visit to Seoul.
Written 4 September 2023
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Anna M
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
Decided to follow the Seoul City Wall hike on Inwangsan from Deongsimni to Changuimun. Walked the trail in the morning between 8 and 10 on a Tuesday and the trail was surprisingly empty even though the weather was perfect. Even though the hike is relatively short you do need some stamina to go up the mountain plus some dexterity in some bits but the views from the top are worth it. The descend was easy following the stairs down to Changuimun Park. You could easily combine this with a hike on the neighboring mountains. Recommend doing this early in the morning to avoid crowds especially during weekends.
Written 25 October 2022
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CanisHan
Seoul, South Korea24,002 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
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The mountain was located in Seoul, and low mountain, so there was easy to climb with another mountain. About 1 hours, could climb to top, and the road was well-managed. There was good to hiking easily and slowly, and could walk with Fortress trail. Easy mountain to climb.
Written 21 March 2021
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Nor Hafizah
169 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
The hike was quite easy even if you're not much fit (but you will need to stop dozen times aling the way). The scenery was great, you can observe the Namsan Tower from far, the Bukhansan Mountain, the Blue House. Start off from Gyeongbukgong station, take bus 7020/1020/7022 to Jahanum bus station. Take left onto the road, and your hike begins. Go aling the city wall until the last one where you'll need to take bus no 5 to go back to Gyeongbukgong station.
Written 1 January 2020
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JDTS
Malaysia26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
I didn't find this in a must-visit list, but since I was 3 weeks in Seoul I decided to explore it. Google it, and you can get information from travelers who'd been there, including which subway exit, and very detailed directions to start your climb. There's an amazing almost 360 degrees view of Seoul. The climb consists of wooden stairways and on some dirt tracks. There is military installation on this mountain where you are not allowed to take photos. Past the military installation and there is your last 500 meters sprint to the highest peak at 338 meters above sea level. I even climbed it twice!
Written 20 December 2019
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Dianne A
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
A great hike and not too difficult. We took The Fortress Trail as well from close to the top of Iwangsan. To get there take the train to Dongnimmun and then take the Muak-dong exit. Just follow the road uphill until you see the Iwangsan trail sign.
Written 21 November 2019
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Halif Saban
Singapore, Singapore41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
This is the best hike you can do in Seoul. The hike is mild challenging and it will only take 2-3 hours to complete both ascend and descend. If you’re fit, you can complete it quickly. For me, weighing at 108kg, I managed to reach the top regardless. Bring 1 liter of water and some snacks to enjoy at the top. The entire hike is mostly full of steps so, it’s pretty straightforward. And you can get the best views of Seoul. It’s a rewarding experience, especially for those who seldom hike.
Written 15 November 2019
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RishiMarwah
Singapore, Singapore92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
Fantastic hike with stunning views in all directions. There are rest points at a few places. Do not advise if have knee or back problems as can be steep on places. But if get to the top... well worth it.
Written 17 June 2019
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surf_surgery_sufery
Ventura, CA81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
I hike a lot and found this a mild challenge. Lots of elevation as the entire thing is up stairs with each step and same on the way back. Bring a at least 1 L water per person on a hot day if you plan to do the whole ridge. You can see how far Seoul expands in all directions.
Written 4 June 2019
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Deborah W
Melbourne, Australia39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
If you don't want to take on the more challenging Mount Bukhansan, Ingwansan Mountain is a great alternative. But be warned, it's still a serious workout! I took plenty of rest breaks on the way up.The hike to the top and back down can be achieved in 2 to 2 1/2 hours, even if you're a bit slow. But you do need to be reasonably fit - there are a lot of steps on the way up, and a rocky path descending. I've noticed someone saying the trail is hard to follow, which I did not find to be the case. Simply follow the old city wall up and down, and you won't get lost. If you're doing this hike alone, as I did, be aware that there aren't too many people on the mountain (which is a good thing!), so take a mobile phone, plenty of water, and a jacket in case the weather turns. On a hot day it's a hot walk. Very windy at the peak. Nevertheless, a steady trickle of other hikers will pass you, so if you do have problems you should still be able to ask for help.
If you're getting about on public transport, take the Metro to Geongukgung Station, Exit 3, and take a bus number 7212, 2010, or 7022. Get off at Jahamun. Cross the road and you'll see a path leading up to the right, that takes you to the old city wall. Follow these steps to the peak, then continue to follow the trail down the other side. You'll come out amongst a lot of apartment buildings. Walk down the winding road for a bit, find the steps that go down to the main road, and you'll be near to Dongnimmum Station where you can take a train back to the city. Make sure to wear sturdy footwear, but no specialist hiking equipment was needed when I went.
Written 25 May 2019
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