"Hiking on the Weekends" Top 5 Page for this destination Daegu Local Custom Tip by miketrudeau
Daegu Local Customs: 3 reviews and 2 photos
The Koreans of Daegu love hiking. The city is surrounded by forested mountains, and riddled with trails. On nice summer weekends there is an exodus to these mountains, and the trails fill up with people decked out in hiking gear.
In Canada, there are people who bike to work every day and yet wear the most scientifically advanced biking gear, and have two water bottles strapped around there waste. You see the same sort of thing here, with hikers. On a three km trail you'll see people with titanium climbing sticks, special shoes, and vests loaded with pockets. These guys could survive for a month in the Amazon Jungle decked out like this. Anyways, it's just a funny quirk of some of the population.
So that being said, the hiking is really fun. Even though the trails are generally crowded on weekends, they are still really nice and fresh air is always welcome. Give it a try!