Running along the Han River (Han-Gang) is one of the most popular places to run in Seoul. It’s a wonderful greenbelt, with more than 100 km of flat, paved cycling & pedestrian paths running along both sides of the river and located below the bridges. There are great views of the river, and it is possible to cross over many of the bridges spanning this route. The Banpo Bridge is beautifully lit at night.
Overall, the map shows paths that run for ~50 km between the Haengju Bridge and the Paldang Bridge. Not all of it is scenic. In central Seoul, there are numerous bridges within relatively close proximity that can be used to access the path. It’s 10 km between Yanghwa Hangang Riverside Park (west) and Jamwong Hangang Riverside Park. A couple of loop suggestions:
To stay mainly on the south side, in Riverside Park (Banpo Hangang), it’s 5 km between the Dongiak Bridge to the west and the Dongho Bridge to the East. It’s a 10k if you’d like to do the full out and back! Take a quick detour over to Seoraeseom, an artificially created island, with some nice paths (and refresher spots).
Alternatively, a good loop is starting on the north side, near the Ichon Station, at Hangang Bridge. Run 3.2 km east to the Banpo Bridge, cross over to the south side, and turn left, heading west about 1.6 km (1 mile) to the Dongiak Bridge, to the end.
Add-On: Yongsan Park is just north of the Dongjak Bridge, so one could do a nice combo run. Other paths in some of the parks off the main cycle path.
- Various options: Bridges loop is 9 km (5.6 miles); South side Banpo Hangang greenbelt is 5 km one way. It's 10 km between Yanghwa Hangang Riverside Park (west) and Jamwong Hangang Riverside Park (east)
- Depends on option chosen
- On north side, Ichon station is 500m to the river, with good signage. Take exit 4. Numerous other access points, also with public transport