My friend, Justin, and I decided to welcome monsoon season with...
My friend, Justin, and I decided to welcome monsoon season with a simple hike around Igidae Park (이기대 도시자연공원). Maybe this is more of a “national park” than a “park” because it’s much bigger than I remember. Last time I went, I had a taxi drop me off by the ocean, and it didn’t involve much walking but there were gorgeous up-close views of the waves.
This time we took the bus and were just straight up hiking/walking on some trails along the coastline. Because it was foggy, we just saw a bunch of trees and very little ocean. There was some incline and stairs, but the weather was cool and the trail is well-maintained.
The signage was confusing to me (as it always is) but everyone I asked for help was really nice. If you walk for 2-½ to 3 hours, you can combine this hike with Busan’s Skywalk, a see-through glass bridge built above the sea and cliffs.
Directions: From Kyungsung Univ. & Pukyong Nat'l Univ. Subway Station (line 2) exit 5, turn around upon exiting, and take bus 20, 24, 27, 39, or 131. Get off after 6 stops at “용호사거리,” backtrack a bit, and walk uphill towards the mountain. Then, you’ll need to go right, up an even steeper hill. You’ll find a trail starting there.