(Near World Cup Stadium)

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(Near World Cup Stadium)

(Near World Cup Stadium)

Information current as of August 01, 2016

If not for its location, Maebongsan would be a rather insignificant mountain in Seoul. Fortunately, it is located right next to World Cup Stadium. There are in fact several walking trails on the mountain that begin (or end) in World Cup Stadium Park. As such, it receives a lot of attention because of its neighbor.

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The Scouting Report

Maebongsan is a short mountain. It is only slightly higher than the World Cup Stadium that sits next to it. However, the trailblazers who chose the routes up the mountain did not think there was any need for switchbacks. As a result of the straight-up-the-mountain-approach, getting to the top can be a bit more difficult than one would normally expect.

Comfortable Hiking

Fortunately, the trailblazers weren't total sadists. They were thoughtful enough to place comfortable recliners along the trails so that hikers could have proper breaks.

Hike And Read

Hikers on Maebongsan tend to be a literate bunch. Feel free to donate to and borrow from the on-mountain library.

Things To Do

  • Hiking
    • World Cup Stadium Park Loop
  • Picnics
  • Reading

Nearby "Mountains"/Parks

Extra Information

Hiking trails can be found all over the mountain. However; the areas of the mountain closer to World Cup Park are a little more family friendly. The walking trails are more suited for those of any age group. Also, there are a few nice attractions that kids would particularly enjoy.

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How To Get There

Where: Seoul-si, Mapo-gu, Seongsan-dong

From Line 3 - Jeongbalsan Station (정발산역):

  1. Leave the station through exit 3.
  2. To your right, you will see the mountain.
  3. Not more than 30 meters away, there is a trail leading up the mountain.
  4. Look for a map of the mountain next to the trailhead...that is, if you need one.

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