Bukhansan National Park - Doseonsa Temple & Baekundae Hike

Let's spend the day hiking at Bukhansan National Park! We will meet at Ssangmun Station and take a city bus for 15-20 minutes to the trailhead. We will hike from Doseonsa Temple to the highest peak, Baekundae (836m). From there, we will hike down to the park entrance and eat an early dinner (or just some pajeon) together at a restaurant. After that, we will take a city bus to Gupabal Station on Line 3 and head home. The hike will cover some steep and rocky terrain, and there are sections involving stairs and metal handrails. It should take about 5-6 hours to do this hike and have lunch somewhere along the way. Let's enjoy an adventure right here in Seoul!

Meeting Place:

Ssangmun Station, Seoul

Line 4, Exit #2

Meeting Time:



A few thousand won to pay for city buses. You can use T-Money.^^

What to bring:

Lunch (we will eat lunch somewhere along the trail)

Plenty of water


Appropriate footwear for hiking (a lot of the terrain is rocky)

Money for dinner or pajeon/"Korean pancake" (we will eat at a restaurant at the end of the hike)


  • 9:30am - Meet at Ssangmun Station Exit #2 (Subway Line 4)
  • Take a city bus to the trailhead (15-20 minutes)
  • Hike from Doseonsa --->Baekundae --->Bukhansanseong Park Entrance
  • Around 4:30pm - Eat an early dinner or Pajeon together at the park entrance
  • Around 5:30pm - Take a city bus to Gupabal Station (line 3) and go home.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Here is the video from footage I took today. I forgot to turn on the HD setting, next time... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDJQwGbxLZA

    3 · March 24, 2013

    • Heather G.

      I had no idea you took that video!^^

      March 25, 2013

    • Anna

      That was awesome! Thanks Jason!

      March 26, 2013

  • Van D H.

    It was so much fun and I feel refreshed and fully recharged my body and soul. ...Thanks all hikers today and Special thanks to Dongje and Heather ^^

    2 · March 24, 2013

    • Steve H.

      Nice meeting you, the great entertainer.. Have a good day.

      1 · March 25, 2013

  • Steve H.

    I have no other choice but to pick up the word "perfect".

    2 · March 25, 2013

  • Anna

    I had a great time! Amazing hike and great people! Big thanks to the organizers!

    3 · March 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really gotta get well this weekend. too many germs for hiking I'm afraid. see u soon though. I'm itching to get out there

    March 24, 2013

  • Van D H.

    I finally rescheduled my class
    And I am able to join the hiking I eagerly want to ^^
    Dongje and Heather ^^

    2 · March 23, 2013


    really want to go~~ ㅜㅜ .. Enjoy spring~~

    Winter is still in the air in Canada..

    1 · March 22, 2013

    • Heather G.

      I'm sure spring will be great in Canada, when it finally comes ㅋㅋ ^^

      1 · March 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I haven´t been to Bukhansan yet, really looking forward to this hike. See you on Sunday!

    3 · March 21, 2013

  • Steve H.

    A watched pot never boils. This trail appeals to me greatly even though streams of sweat are expected to rush down my face. I visited the peak of the White-Cloud called the Baewoundae once, but it has never invited me back. How can I thank you enough?

    2 · March 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hoping to meet with this group one of these days soon!

    2 · March 19, 2013

  • Anna

    I'm so happy I found this meetup and I'm looking forward to meeting you all on Sunday!

    2 · March 18, 2013

  • Sungryong C.

    Good friends , Good Trecking Course , Good Weather....Everything is good for all of us. See you then ...

    2 · March 18, 2013

    • Heather G.

      I really like this route.^^

      1 · March 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is this the course that goes past the fortress? ^_^

    3 · March 17, 2013

    • Heather G.

      This hike will pass by part of it.^^

      2 · March 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I live in Seoul so this one is close to me.

    3 · March 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    first hike of the year.

    2 · March 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds fun!

    2 · March 17, 2013

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