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Jeju Olle Trails Rated: Course No. 2The Jeju Weekly's Steve Oberhauser walked every Olle trail in September 2011. He ranks this trail 8th overall
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▲ Photo by Steve Oberhauser

Route: Gwangchigi Beach (start, 0.0 km) - inland fishery (0.9) - Siksanbong (3.0) - ruined castle in Ojo-ri (4.1) - Seongsan sewage disposal plant (6.8) - Goseong Village - entrance of Daesusanbong (11.9) - crater of Daesusanbong - peak of Daesusanbong (12.7) - cemetery (13.4) - Honinji, wedding pond (16.4) - Onpyeong Elementary School - Hwangrual (17) - ruined castle site - Onpyeong Port (18.1 km, finish)

---- Course takes about six hours to complete

Grade: 41.5 (8th overall)

A

Natural scenery and landscape

4.5

B

Conditions of the trail

4.0

C

Environmental damage / lack of footprint on the area

4.0

D

Bilingual opportunities

3.5

E

Crowd control / compared to how many people are using trail

4.0

F

Facilities around the area

4.5

G

Improvements

4.0

H

Park planning / architecture

4.5

I

Short-term impression factor

4.0

J

Long-term impression factor

4.5

* rankings explained

Strengths: Nature presents itself after descending from Daesusanbong all the way toward the finish at Onpyeong. For a little while, a hiker enters a free-roaming horse area where close encounters are possible. Soon after, the mythological land of Honinji appears and visitors can learn about the founders of Jeju. The grounds are immaculate here. The quaint village of Onpyeong and its common space and basalt lighthouse is the perfect end to this course.

Weaknesses: Daesusanbong’s peak is a bit disappointing after finding a tower ruining the natural feel to the environment. One of several oreum on Jeju Island that suffers this fate.

English learning opportunities: Siksanbong (multiple), Daesusanbong, Honinji, Hwangrual, Onpyeong’s old lighthouse

Quotable: Jeju Olle designated Olle Course No. 2 (from Gwangchigi Beach to Onpyeong) as its Friendship Trail with the Bruce Trail and [held] its opening ceremony in Nov. 2011.” -- Kim Bong Hyun, Jeju Sori

Links:

Jeju Weekly, Hike Jeju, Day 8

Jeju Weekly, Third Jeju Olle Friendship Trail unveiled

Olle Trail handbook in English

Olle, Course No. 2

KTO, Course No. 2


▲ Photo by Steve Oberhauser

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