Naejangsan National Park - Autumn Colors Hike

Let's hike at Naejangsan National Park to see the autumn leaves! Naejangsan is considered one of the best places in Korea to see colorful autumn leaves, and the second weekend of November is the peak time to see them! We will hike up to Bulchulbong Peak and hike along a ridge to the highest peak of the park, Sinseonbong (763m). From there, we will hike down to Naejangsa Temple and take a look around. The hike will take around 5 hours and will have some steep and rocky sections. For those who would like to explore the park on their own, that is an option as well. Naejangsan is a wonderful place to take a hike this time of year, so let's go!

 

 

 

Meeting Place:

Seoul National University of Education Station (교대역)

Line 3, Exit #14

 

 


Meeting Time:

7:00am

 

 

 


Cost:

Roundtrip bus: 30,000 won

 

*DISCOUNT: If you pay by Friday, October 26th: bus is 27,000 won*

 

 

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]

 

 

If you work in the daytime and cannot go to the bank, or if you're new to Korea and can't transfer the money for the trip, you can pay via paypal.

 

 

PAYMENT DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY NOV. 7TH

 

*If there are not enough participants, the meetup may be canceled.

 

 


REFUND POLICY:

 

7 days (or more) in advance - Full refund. (November 3rd or earlier)

6 days to 48 hours - 50% refund. (November 4th - November 7th)

48 hours or less - No refund. (November 8th or later)

 

*Send an email if you want a refund.

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

 

 

 


What to bring:

Plenty of water

Snacks

Lunch (we will eat lunch somewhere along the trail)

Appropriate footwear for hiking

Money for dinner (we will eat at a restaurant when we finish the hike)

Warm clothes (It may be cool in the morning and at the top of the mountain. Wear layers.)

 

 


Schedule:

 

Option 1: Ridge Hike (5 hours)

  • 7:00am - Bus departs from Seoul National University of Education Station (교대역) Line 3, Exit #14
  • 7:05am-7:10am - Depart from our meeting place.
  • 10:30am - Arrive at Naejangsan National Park
  • 11:00am - Begin the hike.
  • Hike from Bulchulbong ---> Along ridge ---> Sinseonbong ---> Naejangsa Temple (eat lunch while hiking, eat dinner at a restaurant)
  • 6:00pm - Bus departs from Naejangsan.
  • Around 9:30pm* - Bus arrives in Seoul.

 

 

Option 2: Free time to explore the park/take cable car (self-guided)

  • 7:00am - Bus departs from Seoul National University of Education Station (교대역) Line 3, Exit #14
  • 7:05am-7:10am - Depart from our meeting place.
  • 10:45am - Arrive at Naejangsan National Park
  • 11:00am -4:00pm - Free time to explore the park (self-guided...it's your choice how to spend your time there). Walk around the temple, take a short hike, see the autumn leaves, and take the cable car if desired.
  • Meet with the rest of the group for dinner.
  • 6:00pm - Bus departs from Naejangsan.
  • Around 9:30pm* - Bus arrives in Seoul.

 

 

 

(*Schedule may vary due to traffic.)

 

 


Option 1 (5 hour ridge hike):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • James S.

    An perfect way to spend a Saturday! Beautiful location and interesting hike!

    November 12, 2012

  • Tom S.

    Great Park, Great Hike, Great Colors and a Great Group of hikers. Had a lot of fun. Thank you

    November 11, 2012

  • Heather G.

    I added maps of our meeting place.^^

    November 9, 2012

    • Heather G.

      Please note... if you're taking Line 2 to our meeting place, it can take up to 10 minutes to walk to exit #14.

      November 9, 2012

  • Sabine

    Hi, you didnt email back since the email saying that you will confirm if one seat left? about payment if you say it is ok i guess she will transfer the money...

    November 9, 2012

    • Sabine

      Heather ...it seems that she wont be able to transfer the money today ...i gave her your phone number ...it will be easier to communicate because of the late booking...

      November 9, 2012

    • Sabine

      sorry, she said she will pay for her friend...

      November 9, 2012

  • Sabine

    By the way can you please give your mobile phone number...for saturday...Thank you!

    November 9, 2012

  • Sabine

    Hi Heather...my Japanese friend wants to bring another friend is it still possible and how can the person join?Thank you!

    1 · November 9, 2012

  • James S.

    Hi is it too late for me and a friend of mine to get on board? I can deposit the money for two people tomorrow! A bit short notice I know, but only just found this page! :)

    November 9, 2012

  • Phoebe

    Hey, Heather. This looks like a great event! I'm planning on wiring the money later today, I'll write back when it's confirmed!

    November 7, 2012

    • Heather G.

      Awesome! Send a message when you've paid so I know who it's from~^^

      November 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you Heather I just sent you the Money :-)

    November 4, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    HI Heather thank you for emailing me back but you still haven't sent me the link for your PAYPAL. The sooner I have that the sooner I can pay for it as well for future trips.

    November 4, 2012

    • Heather G.

      My paypal ID is my email address, which I sent you.^^

      November 4, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello Heather my name is Brad I am a US soldier. I am also new to this Country . I arrived here about a month ago from Hawaii. I am an experience outdoors doorman and my passion is photography. I am interested in joining your hike next Saturday but I need your paypal account. If you would be so kind to email it to my Facebook I would greatly appreciate it . If anyone has a particular taste for any type of american foods just let me know and I would see what I can do. I always love sharing food. As soon as touch down here in Korea I can officially announce that I have been around the world . The one thing I have learned through my travels is in order for us to understand each other it is not enough see and socialize with each other we must also break bread with each other.

    November 3, 2012

  • toshi_crystal

    Hi Heather,
    I already sent the payment 30,000won to your KEB account on[masked]:16. Please confirm it. thanks.

    November 3, 2012

    • Heather G.

      I got your payment, see you there!

      November 3, 2012

  • Heather G.

    Someone sent me money for this trip, but I don't know who (no name)! If you sent me money for Naejangsan, tell me the bank and time of deposit, so I know it was from you. Thanks!^^

    October 25, 2012

    • Sabine

      paid around 4pm from KEB

      October 27, 2012

    • Heather G.

      I got your payment, thanks!^^

      October 28, 2012

  • Sabine

    Hi ... It might be my japanese friend...i will check with her...

    October 25, 2012

  • HANBYEOL O.

    i can't wait to go the place....lol

    1 · October 21, 2012

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