Route: Seoul Trail Course 2: Yongmasan - Achasan/서울 둘레길 2코스 용마산- 아차산코스 (South Korea)

Submitted by scottjowett on Mon, 12/28/2020 - 08:32pm
Seoul, KR
12.6 km
Vertical Gain
459 m

"This course travels through Hwarangdae Station – Mukdongcheon – Mangusan Mountain - Yongmasan Mountain - Achasan Mountain – Gwangnaru Station. The section along the ridge between Yongmasan and Gwangnaru Station commands a particularly nice view. In Mangu Cemetery, there are tombs of celebrities like Han Yong-un and Bang Jeong-hwan. The trail is also host to Achasan Fortress, dating back to the Goguryeo Dynasty (circa 37 BC – 668 AD)."

"Yongmasan Mountain (348m) is located between Mangusan Mountain and Achasan Mountain. According to legend, a child was born to a household. The child looked to be one of Herculean strength. The parents killed him, concerned that the child might grow to be a rebel. Thereupon, a dragon horse emerged from Yongma Peak and flew away. From that time on, the peak was called Yongma (literally meaning “dragon horse”)-san."

"Achasan Mountain (287m) is located between Gwangjin-gu, Seoul and Guri, Gyeonggi-do. Some people say that the name Achasan stems from Adanseong Castle of Goguryeo, while others associate the name with Hong Gye-gwan, a famous fortuneteller of the Joseon Period. A mountain range originating from Yongmasan forms Achasan, which extends southward to the Hangang River."

All the information above is cited from the official Seoul Trail website: