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Odaesan National Park - Birobong & Needle Fir Forest Trail

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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:



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