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Jeju Olle Trails Rated: Course No. 7-1The Jeju Weekly's Steve Oberhauser walked every Olle trail in September 2011. He ranks this trail 19th overall
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Route: World Cup Stadium (start, 0.0 km) - Seongsan Villa (1.2) - Wolsandong (2.7) - Eongtto Pokpo, waterfall (4.4) - entrance of Gogeunsan (7) - back of Gogeunsan (8.5) - Seoho Village (10.2) - Hanon rice fields in crater (13.4) - Sammaebong - Oeldolgae (15.1 km, finish)

---- Course takes about six hours to complete

Grade: 36.0 (19th overall)

A

Natural scenery and landscape

3.5

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

4.5

F

Facilities around the area

4.0

G

Improvements

4.0

H

Park planning / architecture

3.5

I

Short-term impression factor

2.5

J

Long-term impression factor

2.5

* rankings explained

Strengths: On the off chance it happened to rain a lot the day before hiking, Eongtto Falls is going to be the most important place to see on the trail. If no rain, then there’s only rocks. Mt. Gogeun makes up for lack of precipitation, however. A different view of Seogwipo is presented. And finally, Hanon Crater and its rice fields are worth checking out after walking by the temple, Bongnimsa. An added bonus, very few people use this spur trail.

Weaknesses: There’s a lot of concrete on this trail. Coming out of the city, what else can be expected? There’s not many sites along the way.

English learning opportunities: Bangsa Tower, Eongtto Pokpo - waterfall (multiple), Mt. Gogeun, Hanon Crater

Quotable: “Eongtto is a combined name with Eong, a Jeju dialect word for rock, and Tto, Jeju dialect for entrance. The height of the waterfall is 50 meters and it exists around a warm-temperate forest. Eongtto waterfall is located near Seogwipo City, and is equipped with an observatory and Olle (walking) trail [No.] 7-1 passes nearby.” -- Yang Ho Geun, Jeju Weekly

Links:

Jeju Weekly, Hike Jeju, Day 13

Jeju Weekly, Science in Seogwipo: Hanon Maar Crater

Jeju Weekly, A homecoming of sorts

Jeju Weekly, Midnight at the pond of the Gods

Olle Trail handbook in English

Olle, Course No. 7-1

KTO, Course No. 7-1

▲ Photo by Steve Oberhauser
▲ Photo by Steve Oberhauser

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