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Jeju Olle Trails Rated: Course No. 3The Jeju Weekly's Steve Oberhauser walked every Olle trail in September 2011. He ranks this trail 7th overall
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▲ Photo by Steve Oberhauser


Route: Onpyeong Port (start, 0.0 km) - old lighthouse (0.4) - Highland Trail - Nansan-ri - Tong Oreum (9.0) - Dokjabong (10) - Samdal-ri - Kim Young Gap Gallery (14) - Bada Mokjang, livestock farm (17.0) - Sincheon-ri Village - Hungry Bridge (20) - Pyoseon Beach (20.7 km, finish)

---- Course takes about seven hours to complete

Grade: 42.0 (7th overall)

A

Natural scenery and landscape

4.5

B

Conditions of the trail

4.5

C

Environmental damage / lack of footprint on the area

4.5

D

Bilingual opportunities

4.0

E

Crowd control / compared to how many people are using trail

4.5

F

Facilities around the area

3.5

G

Improvements

3.5

H

Park planning / architecture

4.0

I

Short-term impression factor

4.5

J

Long-term impression factor

4.5

* rankings explained

Strengths: In Samdal-ri, housed in a converted old elementary school is the gallery for Kim Young Gap, Jeju’s preeminent photographer who passed away in 2005. One of the top 10 highlights for all of Jeju’s Olle trails. The path meanders up and over Tong Oreum and Dokjabong, a bit uninspiring, but these add to the natural landscape, a good run. Finally, the ending point is the dry lake of sand (if a low tide) at Pyoseon Beach with room to enjoy away from the crowds.

Weaknesses: The one real negative is the absence of any store or mart to stock up on supplies for about 15 kilometers, if hiking in the non-tourist season.

English learning opportunities: Kim Young Gap Gallery, Tong Oreum, Bada Mokjang, Hungry Bridge, Pyoseon Beach, Jeju Folk Village Museum (off trail)

Quotable: [Kim Young Gap’s] pictures are not simply landscapes, but ingresses into the heart and soul of a man whose love affair with the beauty of Jeju disintegrated the border between the man and his art, until there was almost no distinction between the two.” -- Darryl Coote, Jeju Weekly

Links:

Jeju Weekly, Hike Jeju, Day 9

Jeju Weekly, The man in the art

Jeju Weekly, The art in the man

Panoramic beauty of Jeju

Olle Trail handbook in English

Olle, Course No. 3

KTO, Course No. 3


▲ Photo by Steve Oberhauser
▲ Photo by Steve Oberhauser

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