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  1. Stephanie (1AdventureTraveler)
    June 19, 2017 @ 2:28 pm

    Great hiking trails in South Korea. You have found some that I have yet to discover and must try on my next trip there. My favorites so far is Jirisan which I did in the fall and Bemosa temple. Stunning photos! I pinned this for later and thanks for sharing 🙂 #feetdotravel
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    • Travel Lexx
      July 3, 2017 @ 6:57 pm

      Glad you got to experience some of these and your blog definitely helped with deciding where I wanted to go!

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  2. Urska (Sliva)
    June 20, 2017 @ 6:32 am

    Wow, didn’t know South Korea is such a hiking paradise. Would love to visit Sobaeksan National Park and climb on top of the Mt. Geumjeongsan. Will certainly pin this for later! Relly like your photos.

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    • Travel Lexx
      July 3, 2017 @ 6:20 pm

      Thank you! Yeah, Koreans are obsessed with hiking and there are so many amazing places to do it! Definitely recommend a visit!

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  3. Michael - The Boys Abroad
    June 20, 2017 @ 8:25 pm

    These all look really cool! I particularly like Sobaeksan, looks quite similar to the Stairway to Heaven in Hawaii?! Although its not illegal to walk which is always an added bonus!

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    • Travel Lexx
      July 3, 2017 @ 6:19 pm

      Yeah I definitely see that! I would LOVE to do Stairway to Heaven – it would be incredible! These hikes were pretty awesome too though!

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  4. Trippin' Turpins (Kelly)
    June 21, 2017 @ 9:59 am

    Fabulous! I really want to get back into my hiking as I travel… now that I have added South Korea to my list of places I want to visit…. and hike, I just have to convince Dwayne. LOL

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    • Travel Lexx
      July 3, 2017 @ 6:16 pm

      I am convincing a lot of people right now – just shows how amazing a country it is! I am sure you can tempt him!

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  5. Kate and Kris
    June 21, 2017 @ 10:59 am

    It’s amazing how many great hikes there are in Korea. Somehow it’s not somewhere you immediately think of for hiking, but lots of people we know who’ve lived there love that about it.

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    • Travel Lexx
      July 3, 2017 @ 6:16 pm

      This is another reason why I am considering living there for a while so I can explore it properly. I agree and I didn’t realise how much there is to see and do there!

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  6. Angie (FeetDoTravel)
    June 23, 2017 @ 10:58 am

    I didn’t know South Korea was the size of England! These hiking trails look magnificent, the views are breathtaking, seriously. I think for me, I would head for Jirisan National Park as it’s the most spiritual and plays a conservational role, plus the Asian Brown Bear is there and I have never been anywhere where there are bears in the area! You have really opened my eyes with these treks, thank you. I have pinned for when I visit. Looking forward to your next post in this series … at least I’m hoping there will be another! #feetdotravel

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    • Travel Lexx
      July 3, 2017 @ 6:14 pm

      I really recommend for you guys to head to Korea if you have an opportunity – especially as you are currently in the area! It’s such a beautiful country! I would have loved to have seen a bear myself!

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  7. Rob+Ann @TravelLatte(.net)
    June 23, 2017 @ 2:46 pm

    Somehow, we think of city life in South Korea and not so much about getting outdoors. We can see we’ve been thinking about it all wrong! These look like great hikes and beautiful scenery. Thanks for the education! #FeetDoTravel
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    • Travel Lexx
      July 3, 2017 @ 6:13 pm

      Thanks guys – what I found fascinating about Korea is how easy it is to transition from an urban cityscape to a national park or a lush forest. You never have to travel too far and as a result you can combine a lot of activities!

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  8. Only By Land
    June 23, 2017 @ 6:31 pm

    The national parks and hiking trails in South Korea look wonderful. It’s good to read about other places to Seoul, although now I learnt you can do the Mt. Namsan in the center of Seoul too. The picture you have taken of the hiking path of the Sobaeksan National Park is absolutely stunning!
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    • Travel Lexx
      July 3, 2017 @ 6:18 pm

      Thanks, James! Korea definitely surprised with its beauty! I love how you can do hikes and active stuff right in the heart of Seoul! It’s a great city!

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  9. JB
    June 23, 2017 @ 6:33 pm

    My personal favourite is Songnisan. Kind of off the beaten track but well worth the journey to get there. Plan on spending a few days for sure.
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    • Travel Lexx
      July 3, 2017 @ 6:11 pm

      That’s going straight to my list! My aim is to visit all the national parks in South Korea and climb to every peak! I think it’s doable! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Travel4lifeblog
    June 24, 2017 @ 2:30 am

    Thanks for sharing a great article with us! We want to go to Seoul now and do those 8 hikes 🙂 Your pictures are wonderful by the way and they made us want to visit Seoul one day! Keep up the good work 🙂 Patrick and Cécile

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    • Travel Lexx
      July 3, 2017 @ 6:07 pm

      Only one of these is in Seoul but the country is pretty easy to get around so you are never too far away from some awesome hikes!

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  11. tracy collins
    June 25, 2017 @ 8:37 am

    My daughter is heading off to South Korea next month – she is there a week before travelling to HK and on to Thailand etc. I have shared with her so hopefully she can get to do some of them! I will let you know 🙂

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    • Travel Lexx
      July 3, 2017 @ 6:06 pm

      Tracy, that’s great! She will have a great time – happy to help with an itinerary if she needs some tips!

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  12. Agness of aTukTuk
    June 26, 2017 @ 5:06 pm

    Wow! I would love to hike all of these trails! Excellent ideas which provide food for though!
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  13. Garth
    June 27, 2017 @ 8:49 pm

    Wow you certainly covered some ground! I’m exhausted just reading this. South Korea is so intriguing, it looks wonderful from your pictures, the countryside, the temples and those epic views you’ve captured. Really hope me and Phil get to visit this fascinating country one day, it’s now on our bucket list!
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    • Travel Lexx
      July 3, 2017 @ 6:04 pm

      Garth, I think you guys would find plenty to do even if you didn’t do a single hike. But the good thing is there are so many trails for different abilities and fitness levels, that it would be rude not to!

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