13 comments on “Highest Mountains in South Korea

    • Thank you!! I want to tackle this list… After the list of National Parks of course. We miss you too. Howsabout you and P come visit. I know of a place in Yeosu you could crash… Merry Christmas!

    • Thanks! Yes I’m still hiking quite a bit, we visited our 9th national park the other weekend, I’ll get that post up after the new year sometime. It’s colder now in Korea, but the hiking is still great! BTW, do you live in Korea? Enjoy hiking or have any recommendations?

  1. This is the best hiking in Korea blog I’ve visited so far! Awesome pictures, love the maps, and so much helpful information (especially the post about Naver Maps… I already use it a lot but never knew the bit about bus stops and bus routes).

    Quick question ~~ Of all the hikes you’ve done, which would you say are the most “runnable”? Maybe some of the island hikes? I don’t mind power hiking steep climbs, but would rather avoid long sections of stairs. Thanks for any info! Cheers~

    • THANK YOU! It wasn’t my goal originally to create a huge hiking blog, it was to simply document our hikes so I wouldn’t forget names/locations of where we’ve been. But then I realized maybe other expats living here could use some info from things I’ve learned to help motivate them to head for hills and start hiking. Best way to explore Korea!

      Some of the most runnable ones I have found have been Gubongsan and Goraksan here in Yeosu. Both have a high number of trails that you can access from just about any side of the mountain. Where do you live? I’d suggest opening up Naver Maps and take a look at the trails on mountains nearest to you. Find a mountain that has a lot of trails (green lines). Next, look for trails that go ‘around’ the mountain and stay at close to the same elevation (you can see the topography/elevation levels on Naver Maps). Choose a mountain that appears to have trails that follow the circumference of the mountain, and simply just don’t go up or down. Lastly, head there and explore! Run where you can run, power walk where you must. I’ve been doing this a lot at Gubongsan here in Yeosu and it’s been working out great, I’ve found several loops that take 30-60min and as you know there’s exercise equipment sprinkled throughout so you can throw in some strength training, too. I can run 3/4 or more and simply walk the stairs to maintain/rest/recover, the trails have good footing and find trail running way better than running through the city roads with traffic, cross-walks and people.

      Thanks for following along and if you ever have questions I’d be happy to try and help. Let me know what you find in your neck of the woods.

      Tom

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