Extensive network of well-groomed trails, with English on maps and signs. Some steep sections can be hard to complete for unfit people, or when ice-up. Many users even on a winter weekday with marginal weather, so expect tons of people on a nice springtime weekend!
Hi Laura, Download the Seoul metro map. Then follow along the map and plot the following: Starting at Incheon Airport, take the Airport metro (Airport Cargo Terminal bound) to Digital Media City. Here, you will need to... More
Hi Laura, Download the Seoul metro map. Then follow along the map and plot the following: Starting at Incheon Airport, take the Airport metro (Airport Cargo Terminal bound) to Digital Media City. Here, you will need to change to Line #6. Then you will go from Digital Media City (Jeungsan bound) to Bulgwang. Here, you transfer to Line 3. Then take Bulgwang (Yeonsinnae bound) to Gupabal. Exit Gupabal station. There is a bus stop by the exit. Take bus #34, 704, or 8772. You will see hikers at the stop all decked out in their gear - can’t miss them. You can use your T-money card for the bus. You will want to get off at the Bukhansan stop. You can ask the driver to tell you when you arrive, or just follow the hikers. Once you exit the bus, you will need to walk about 5 minutes on the road to get to the park’s main entrance. You will pass all kinds if outdoor stores along the way selling gear. You can buy your crampons here if you forget to bring yours. Once at the park entrance, you can ask for an English map (for purchase) if you think you want one. The metro ride will cost around $5 or $6 U.S. The bus ride should be pretty inexpensive, as well. The trip to Bukhansan will probably take 1.5 to 2 hours. I climbed the highest peak, Baegundae Peak, and it took me 3 hours to reach the summit. I’m 52 and in okay shape, so you can probably do it faster, if you’re athletic. There are actually several different ways to get to Bukhansan. I just shared one way, so it’s worth looking at other options. I highly recommend downloading the metro map first. Hope this is helpful to you. Safe travels!