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Gwanaksan Mountain (관악산)   
Gwanaksan Mountain (...
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  • Gwanaksan Mountain (관악산)
  • Gwanaksan Mountain (관악산)
  • Gwanaksan Mountain (관악산)
  • Gwanaksan Mountain (관악산)
  • Gwanaksan Mountain (관악산)
  • Gwanaksan Mountain (관악산)
  • Gwanaksan Mountain (관악산)
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Daehak-dong, Gwanak-gu, Seoul
서울 관악구 대학동
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At 629 meters in height, Gwanaksan Mountain is the symbol and pride of Gwanak-gu district in Seoul. Most of the cultural heritages of the district originate from Gwanaksan Mountain. Since it was designated as a city natural park in 1968, it has continued to serve as a favorite place for relaxation and excursion for Seoul citizens. The various rocky peaks and the deep valleys give the mountain a rugged feel. The mountain's size and close proximity to Seoul make it easy for Seoul residents to visit in a single day.

In the spring, cherry blossoms are in full bloom near the entrance to the mountain, and a Rhododendron Festival is held when the rhododendrons are in full bloom. At the mountain's summit are Wongaksa Temple and Yeonjuam Hermitage, which were built by Taejo Yi Seong-gye (the founder of the Joseon Dynasty) to ward off misfortune when he decided to move the capital to Seoul. There are also other temples and hermitages, and a ground radar observation post. Yeonjudae Hermitage, located atop a cliff, is where all the hiking trails of Mount Gwanaksan meet.
N/A (Open all year round)
Hiking Course
Course 1 (4.5km, 140min): Gwaneumsa Temple Ticket Box → Dwaejibawi Rock → Yeonjudae

Course 2 (1.4km, 30min): 1st Square → Acacia Dongsan Hill → Ogyucheon → Sujung Dongsan Hill → 4th Campground

Course 3 (2km, 80min): 4th Campground → Yeonjusaem Spring → 3rd Ggalddak Hill → Yeonjuam Rock → Yeonjudae

Course 4 (0.9km, 15min): 4th Campground → Yongcheonsu → Jeolgu Mineral Spring → Samgeori (3-way Jun.) → Muneomi Hill

Course 5 (1.9km, 65min): 2nd Square → Royal Azalea Dongsan Hill → Samakjeong → Samgeori (3-way Jun.) → Ggalddak Hill 

Course 6 (0.8km, 25min): Royal Azalea Dongsan Hill → 2nd Ggalddak Hill → 4th Campground

Course 7 (2.8km, 70min): Senior's Zone → Dolsan → Yongamcheon → Gukgibong → 1st Campground

Course 8 (1.5km, 55min): Hwalteo → 3rd Campground → 2nd Campground → 1st Campground

Course 9 (1.4km, 50min): Samseongsan Mt. → Seongji (Holy Land) → Samho Mineral Spring → Songam Mineral Spring → 1st Campground

Course 10 (1.2km, 40min): Samgeori Mineral Spring → Geobukbawi Rock → Sammaksa Temple
Parking Facilities
Available Facilities
Lake Park, snack bar, restaurants
Take Bus 501, 5412, 5515, 5516, 5517, 5528, 5614, 6512, 6513, or 6514.
- Get off at Seoul National University Entrance bus stop.

Seoul National University Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), Exit 3.
- Transfer to any bus bound for Seoul National University Entrance bus stop (서울대입구).
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