Odaesan National Park - Birobong & Needle Fir Forest Trail

Let's hike at Odaesan National Park! First we will walk along the scenic, hour-long "Needle Fir Forest Trail" by Woljeongsa Temple. After that, we will hike up to Birobong (1,563m), Odaesan's highest peak. The trail to Birobong is a moderate, 3 hour hike (round-trip) that doesn't go over any rough terrain (but will go up some rocky stairs!), and we should see some great fall colors along the way. It should be a great way to spend a Sunday!



 

 

Meeting Place:

Seoul National University of Education Station (교대역)

Lines 2 & 3, Exit #14

 

 

 

Meeting Time:

7:30am

 


Cost:

26,000 won for round-trip bus

 

 

To reserve your spot, send payment for the bus to the account below. Spots are first come, first served. Email after sending payment so I know who sent it:

 

KEB (Korea Exchange Bank)
Account #:[masked]
Account holder: 우동제

 

Or, you can pay through paypal:
Account: [masked]
Payment: $25 USD

 




Other costs:

Temple entrance fees (to access the hiking trails)

(Pay this fee when you get to the temple)

 

 

 

 


 

*If there are not enough participants, the meetup may be canceled. Seats are first come, first served.

 


 


Spots on the trip are first come, first served based on whoever pays first.

 



REFUND POLICY:

 

7 days (or more) in advance - Full refund. (October 20th or earlier)

6 days to 48 hours - 50% refund. (October 21st - October 24th)

48 hours or less - No refund. (October 25th or later)

 

 

 

*Send an email if you want a refund (name, bank name, account #).

*If the organizer cancels the trip, you will get a full refund.

 


What to bring:

 

Wear layers, including warm clothing

Appropriate footwear for hiking (hiking boots/sneakers)

Packed lunch to eat while hiking

Snacks

Plenty of water (bring a lot, you will need it!)

 

 

 


Schedule:

 

7:30am - Meet at Seoul National University of Education Station, depart

11:00am - Arrive at "Needle Fir Forest Trail", hike, and move to Birobong's trailhead

12:30pm - Begin hike to Birobong Peak, eat lunch

4:00pm ~ 4:30pm - Finish the hike and return to Seoul

8:00 ~ 8:30pm* - Arrive back in Seoul.




*Depending on traffic.

 


Hike details:

We will hike to the top of Birobong (1,563) and then go back down the same way we came. The hike will take three hours round-trip (1hr 40 minutes up, 1hr 20mins down).  The first third of the hike will be fairly easy, but after that we will have to start hiking up. The trail will be a mix of 'dirt pathways' and stairs (wooden, rock). 


Pictures of the path:




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  • Kim Hoo J.

    Hello. I am Cindy's friend Hoo and had a great time.

    1 · October 31, 2013

  • Genie L.

    Beyond description!
    Thank you for the wonderful trip
    I want to see you all soon

    1 · October 28, 2013

    • Heather G.

      I'm glad you enjoyed your first meetup ever! ^_^

      1 · October 29, 2013

  • Darren P.

    My collection of photos, featuring mostly leaves, temples and stairs:
    https://plus.google.com/photos/110824910332198263491/albums/5939797660830277681?authkey=CNe_75iwrfWd3gE

    Google cuts these down to save space. Full-size versions are available on request.

    2 · October 28, 2013

    • Genie L.

      I want full-size.

      October 29, 2013

  • Cindy 샛별 Y.

    Yes! it was a great trip and thank you very much for all the effort. Thanks Heather and Dongje! Also all members, nice meeting you guys. Seeyou all next time!

    2 · October 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for an absolutely amazing adventure, look forward to the next trip.

    1 · October 28, 2013

  • Van

    I really like todays hiking.
    It's my greatest in this year so far..
    Thanks always Heather and Dongje ^^

    1 · October 27, 2013

  • Andrea

    Any seats left?

    October 26, 2013

    • Heather G.

      Right now there are no spots left :(

      October 26, 2013

  • Heather G.

    I sent everyone an email with my phone number. If you didn't get it, let me know!

    1 · October 25, 2013

  • KIM KI A.

    Would you pick up me at JukJeon(죽전)?

    October 24, 2013

    • Heather G.

      Yes, please be there by 8am. Can you email me your phone number?

      October 24, 2013

  • Kayleigh A.

    paid last night!

    October 23, 2013

    • Heather G.

      I got your payment, see you there!^^

      October 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Work stuff was increased and I have to work on it! Very sad!

    October 23, 2013

    • Heather G.

      Life is busy sometimes! See you another time~

      October 23, 2013

  • kyuseok j.

    I paid. see you there

    October 23, 2013

  • carsont

    paid via paypal

    October 22, 2013

    • Heather G.

      I got your payment, see you there!

      October 22, 2013

  • Cindy 샛별 Y.

    Do we have more seat...? I maybe have one or two more friends to join

    October 21, 2013

    • Heather G.

      Yes, there are still seats ^_^

      October 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just paid this morning. See you there!

    October 21, 2013

  • Monika J.

    Hello, how many spots are left? :)

    1 · October 18, 2013

    • Monika J.

      I sent money, please confirm ^^

      October 21, 2013

    • Heather G.

      I got your payment, see you there!^^

      October 21, 2013

  • Cindy 샛별 Y.

    Hi I sent money gor two ppl. I'm coming with my friend. Plz confirm. Thx

    October 20, 2013

    • Heather G.

      I got your payment for two, see you there!^^

      October 21, 2013

  • Cindy 샛별 Y.

    I coming alone. Anyone can be my friends?:)

    October 19, 2013

    • Heather G.

      We will all hike together, it is a social hike ^_^

      October 20, 2013

  • Federic A.

    I'm so sorry to inform that due to a wedding I can't join you guys on this trip. If it is possible, I don't wish for a refund, ill just use it on future trip. Enjoy.

    October 19, 2013

    • Heather G.

      Okay, I can hold onto your payment if you want, but feel free to ask for a refund anytime :)

      October 20, 2013

  • nikki

    Hi Heather
    I just sent money plz confirm it :)

    October 17, 2013

    • Heather G.

      I got your payment, see you there!

      October 17, 2013

  • Federic A.

    Just paid.pls confirm. Thanks.

    October 16, 2013

    • Heather G.

      I got your payment, see you there!^^

      October 16, 2013

  • Genie L.

    I just sent the money my friend's together
    we are korean girls.
    see you then.

    October 15, 2013

    • Heather G.

      I got your payment, see you both there!^^

      October 15, 2013

  • Olivia M.

    I will bring a friend on this trip. Is it okay for us to pay separately?

    October 13, 2013

    • Heather G.

      Yes, just email me after so I know who sent the payment(s).^^

      October 14, 2013

  • Genie L.

    Hi Heather, I will bring my friend.

    1 · October 13, 2013

  • Van

    Sent the money. ...Thanks ^^

    1 · October 12, 2013

    • Heather G.

      I got your payment, see you there!^^

      1 · October 12, 2013

  • Federic A.

    Hi Heather! I would like to know how many people we need for this trip to push through?

    October 11, 2013

    • Heather G.

      Enough to fill most of the small bus~

      1 · October 12, 2013

  • Heather G.

    For this particular trip, I plan to rent a small bus, so it's important to keep in mind that spots are first come, first served based on whoever pays first.

    1 · October 11, 2013

  • Genie L.

    first time to join.
    very excited to meet all of you

    2 · October 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Heather, I wanted to let you know that I will transfer the money as soon as possible. ^^

    2 · October 10, 2013

  • US woonseok Y.

    If possible, pls pick me up at 죽전....

    October 9, 2013

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