Mountaineering is a popular activity that people all over the world enjoy. Imagine being out in nature, surrounded by the peace that the outdoors brings, away from daily worries and stress. Inwangsan Mountain is one particular destination that is loved by many because of its ease of climbing and the excellent restaurants that visitors can stop by before and after climbing. Let's head to Inwangsan Mountain climbing course along with the cool autumn wind!
For an excellent hiking course at Inwangsan Mountain, we recommend the hiking trail that starts in Suseongdong Valley, leads up and through Inwangsan Mountain, and ends at Sajik Park. While trekking up the mountain, visitors will go through the scenic valley at the foot of the mountain, and when descending, hikers will get a stunning panoramic view of Seoul beyond the Hanyangdoseong, or Seoul City Wall. Additionally, it is a good idea to stop by one of the fantastic restaurants in Seochon before or after hiking.
Before Climbing Inwangsan Mountain
A healthy snack is essential before going out mountaineering, as it’s an activity that uses a lot of energy! How about picking up a snack at HIVER, located just in front of Suseongdong Valley? HIVER is famous for its crispy baguette and rich red bean paste. HIVER's sweet ang butter, which is a mixture of butter and red bean paste, will make the trek even better!
Inwangsan Mountain Climbing Course
Suseongdong Valley has a landscape so beautiful that it was even painted by Jeong Seon, a master of Korean traditional landscape painting. Let’s enter the Inwangsan Mountain trail here among the green trees and cool streams of Suseongdong Valley.
Inwang Guard Post Forest Retreat
Following the hiking trail, visitors will come across an unusual, modern-looking building. This is the Inwang Guard Post Forest Retreat, which was transformed into a public shelter for hikers in a space previously used as a checkpoint. Let's unwind here for a bit while catching our breath from the uphill trek.
Inwangsan Mountain Summit
After finally making it to the summit of Inwangsan Mountain, hikers will get a jaw-dropping panoramic view of Seoul featuring famous landmarks, such as Namsan Seoul Tower and Lotte World Tower. Don't forget to take a photo at Satgatbawi Rock, located in the center of the summit!
Hanyang City Wall, Hassan-gil
After enjoying the Inwangsan Mountain peak, let's go down the path of Hanyangdoseong. Here, hikers will descend while looking at the view of Namsan Mountain in the distance. Additionally, the spectacular scenery of Seoul will make the hike seem even easier!
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Post Inwangsan Mountain Trek
Sejong Village Food and Culture Street, Daeha Restaurant
After finishing the mountaineering course, head down to Sajik Park from Inwang Samgeori, where the tiger statue is located. Here, hungry visitors will find the Sejong Village Food and Culture Street. For a place to go and relax after climbing, we recommend Daeha Restaurant, where visitors can drink soju and eat some delicious pork belly in a retro-vibe.
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