Sunday morning the predicted rain was still holding off, so Domingos and I decided to try a local hike. After doing a little bit of quick research, I chose Inwangsan Mountain as our destination – easy to reach by subway, and not quite as popular as many of the other hikes in and around Seoul. We took the train to Dongnimmun Station, and it was a short walk from there to the start of the trail at Inwangsan Temple.
We passed several brightly colored murals on walls, some cool buildings, and a shrine (no pictures because there were hikers stopped there praying).
Soon after, we came to Seobwani Rock, two large rocks that are a popular place of prayer for women trying to get pregnant.
The climb was pretty steep at times, and there were a lot of stairs to climb along the way. My iPhone tells me that we climbed the equivalent of 107 flights. Most of the path stayed right next to the Seoul Fortress Wall.
My calves are feeling it today, but we can’t wait to explore more of the hikes around here!