First, we're meeting up at Hongik University subway station! We'll first get you some Korean snack that Koreans like eat for picnics and hiking. It's on me :) And then We'll ride a local bus to the mountain! The fun starts right there! We'll start our hike on the unique hiking route that's paved without cutting any tree. This beautiful and refreshing route isn't the only thing you'll get. We'll be arriving at this amazing secret spot where you can see that stunning view of the entire Seoul. On the way down, we'll sit and chill to cool off in a traditional Korean architecture called Jungja. It's where our ancestors used to rest to avoid the heat. It's located in the middle of the mountain so you would really feel like you're traveling back in time!
My name is Ko and I'm a live producer at a Korean TV station. My whole family loves hiking so we've been to almost all the mountains in Seoul. Among those, this one I'm about to take you has been my favorite. It's nothing like a touristy mountain but this is where local Koreans love to come to enjoy the nature in the middle of the city and also the amazing view of the entire Seoul. I've been going to this mountain for 15 years, meaning I know the best path to take. The hiking isn't too hard that anybody and easily enjoy. If you want to have the view of the entire Seoul but don't want a hardcore hiking, this is the one for you!
Meet up - Buy snacks - Ansan ( A unique hiking route - the top - A traditional Korean architecture in the middle of the mountain ) - I'll take you back to our meet up spot