You'll need to show your passport for the north-most section of the trail.
This is a special hike 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 hike that section a bit faster than usual.
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 hike-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
Shared By: Ermanno Strepparola