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  • Seoul City Operates Night Hiking Program Along Namsan Dulle-gil Trail

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    Seoul City is set to operate the Namsan Dulle-gil Trail Night Hiking program in which participants can walk along the Namsan Dulle-gil Trail with their families, friends, and loved ones while listening to the commentary on nature and appreciating the nightscape.

    The Namsan Dulle-gil Trail is a program in response to the difficulty of performing outdoor activities during the day due to the heat wave in summer and to let participants enjoy the nocturnal mood of Namsan Forest and unwind.

    The round-trip night hike takes about two hours (4.5km), guiding the participating hikers to the best hiking course, mainly the northern circuit of the Namsan Dulle-gil Trail. The program is comprised of diverse healthy and special participatory events, including ▲ the commentary on nature, ▲ watching the nightscape from the N Seoul Tower Observation Deck or Namsan Observatory (Pil-dong), ▲ walking on the red clay road with bare feet, ▲ the experience of the healing forest of pine trees, and more.

    In particular, the healing pine forest, which has been open only during the day, will be open to the participating citizens in the evening for the first time so that they can listen to the story about pine trees in Namsan told by a forest interpreter while taking a rest.

    The first hiking will take place on August 1 with about 100 participants that will be divided into groups of 20 people. One of the team members will be appointed as the hiking leader to lead the team. The volunteer work hours of participating leaders will be officially acknowledged.

    The Namsan Dulle-gil Trail Night Hiking will be in operation from August to September starting at 7 p.m. every Thursday. Those who wish to participate should make a reservation in advance.

    Operation Period: August 1 – September 30, 2019
    Days of Operation: Every Thursday ※ Closed on the National Liberation Day (August 15) and the Chuseok Holiday (September 12)
    Hours of Operation: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    Starting Point: Namsan Annex of Seoul City Hall (231, Samil-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul)
    – Chungmuro Station (Line 3 and 4), Exit 3 or 4 ‣ Enter the Hanok Village ‣ Walking along the uphill road on the right from the back gate of the Hanok Village ‣ Take the pedestrian overpass and enter the tunnel sidewalk on the left
    Eligibility: Anyone can participate
    To prepare: Towels, water
    How to Participate: Make a reservation on the Seoul Public Service Reservation website or by phone
    – Seoul Public Service Reservation: http://yeyak.seoul.go.kr
    – Park & Recreation Division of Jungbu Parks & Landscape Management Office: +82-2-3783-5995
    ※ On-site participation is available if the reservation is not full.

    The Course of Namsan Dulle-gil Trail Night Hiking

    The Course of Namsan Dulle-gil Trail Night Hiking
    No. Spot Contents (Total of 4.5km, in approximately 2 hours) Others
    1 In front of Namsan Annex of City Hall – Introduction to the course and safety rules for the night hiking
    2 Namsan Observatory (Pil-dong) – Listening to the commentary on Namsan and enjoying the nightscape
    3 Walking on the red clay road with bare feet – Walking on the Red Clay Road with Bare Feet Towel required
    4 Entrance of northern circuit – Halfway point Restroom available
    5 Healing pine forest – Listening to the story about the pine trees of Namsan while taking a rest
    6 In front of Namsan Annex of City Hall – Wrap up