City Wall to Bukhansan Peak Route
ElevationAscent: 2,043' 623 m
Descent: -1,853' -565 m
High: 2,527' 770 m
Low: 865' 264 m
GradeAvg Grade: 14% (8°)
Max Grade: 60% (31°)
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“A longer linkup of popular attractions in Bukhansan National Park.”— D14411 F
This starts on a easy to follow trail that ascends towards Dongnyeong Falls, passes them, and then eventually reaches Ilseonsa Temple. This is the first navigational challenge. This temple is popular and has trails approaching from at least 5 different directions. From the temple, you want to stay going uphill, towards Deseongmun (a gateway). If you find yourself at Yeongchwisa Temple, you went the wrong way (you also will have gone downhill quite a bit, so you should notice)
From the gateway, turn east and follow the ridge trail east northeast, following along the old city wall. You'll start to see a large, bald rock peak in the distance (Insubong). That is the main destination, so keep that direction in mind.
You'll reach a larger trail intersection around Sidanbong Peak, where you turn north and stay heading north along the ridges for a while.
As you get close to Bukhansan proper, you'll cross a steep saddle at Nojeokbong Peak, and gain a phenomenal view of the south face of Bukhansan. Definitely stop for pictures here. Continue along the steep trails to the peak, take in the views of the city for a while, then head downhill east and then curving south, along the main tourist and visitor trails, to the park entrance and shop.
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