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The Seoul Wall Trail

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


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13.2

Miles

21.3

KM

Loop

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 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.

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 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.

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Ermanno Strepparola

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View Towards Insubong
May 12, 2019 near Seoul, KR
View from Namsan Tower section of Seoul Wall Trail
May 12, 2019 near Seoul, KR
Seoul City Wall Trail on Inwangsan Mountain
Dec 20, 2020 near Seoul, KR
City views from above. You'll also climb the hill in the foreground !
May 11, 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
.Seoul City Wall Trail towards Changuimun gate
Dec 20, 2020 near Seoul, KR

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Dec 19, 2020
Ian Sykes
Did not rush, very enjoyable route with plenty of ups and downs in places. I would give it 5 stars but I don't like the word awesome. 12.2mi — 6h 15m