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The Seoul Wall Trail

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Run around the center of Seoul, following the walls that encircle the city.


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13.2

Miles

21.3

KM

85%

Runnable

995' 303 m

High

96' 29 m

Low

2,595' 791 m

Up

2,592' 790 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

65%

Max Grade (33°)

Dogs Unknown

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You'll need to show your passport for the north-most section of the trail.

Overview

This is a special run that follows the path of the city walls of Seoul. The walls go through urban areas and also climb a couple of peaks, providing a great mix of wild and urban, with amazing views from the highest points.

Need to Know

Remember to bring your passport. The north part of the trail requires a passport check—you'll be given a pass to deposit at the end of the controlled section. It is controlled because a North Korean commando once entered the city from there. That will make you run that section a bit faster than usual.

Runner Notes

The trail is a wide variety of terrain—some dirt, pavement, rock steps, wood steps—a bit of everything.

Description

The city of Seoul was encircled by ancient walls that have been thoroughly restored. This path follows the walls all around the city. It is not a flat run-the walls follow the ridge to the top of several hills.

This path is actually advertised by the city of Seoul—you can find a pamphlet in the tourist offices, with a map, and in most places you can follow the trail easily thanks to marker tiles.

There are even stamps at the 4 main gates to the city, where you can stamp your pamphlet to prove that you did it!

More information on the trail, can be found here.

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Ermanno Strepparola

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#5

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Photos

View Towards Insubong
May 12, 2019 near Seoul, KR
View from Namsan Tower section of Seoul Wall Trail
May 12, 2019 near Seoul, KR
View from the South side of the trail - the trail climbs the hills on the background !
May 11, 2019 near Seoul, KR
City views from above. You'll also climb the hill in the foreground !
May 11, 2019 near Seoul, KR
Back down to the city after climbing a mountain top
May 11, 2019 near Seoul, KR
Wall climbing to mountain top
May 11, 2019 near Seoul, KR

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Jan 10, 2020
George Oram
14.8mi — 2h 56m
Jun 14, 2019
Ermanno Strepparola
Great trail as usual... views, and steeper than I remembered — 3h 40m