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Jeju Olle Trails Rated: Course No. 8The Jeju Weekly's Steve Oberhauser walked every Olle trail in September 2011. He ranks this trail 9th overall
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▲ Photo by Steve Oberhauser


Route: Wolpyeong Village (start, 0.0 km) - Seongetnae, stream (1.6) - Daepo Port (2.7) - Seaes Hotel (5.3) - Baerinae Oreum (6.5) - dolphin show place (8.7) - Jungmun Beach - promenade in Hyatt Hotel - Jonmosal Beach (11.4) - Marine Corps Trail (12.5) - Sakdal sewage disposal - Yoli coastal road - Nonjimul (14) - Dong Nanduru - Mal sonangbat junction - Haye coast - Daepyeong Port (15.2 km, finish) ---- Course takes about six hours to complete

Grade: 40.5 (9th overall)

A

Natural scenery and landscape

4.0

B

Conditions of the trail

3.5

C

Environmental damage / lack of footprint on the area

4.0

D

Bilingual opportunities

4.5

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

4.0

I

Short-term impression factor

4.0

J

Long-term impression factor

4.0

* rankings explained

Strengths: Variety in small doses is apparent on this course. For lovers of the natural night, the Fireflies Reservation is the place to see lightning bugs in all their glory. Before that, Jungmun Beach is always a stronghold on the south coast. Three other spots worth seeing are Baerinae Oreum, Cheonjeyeon Falls, and close to the start of the trail is Yakcheonsa.

Weaknesses: The fact The Marine Corps Trail has been beat up by the angry sea, and still perilously walkable is a bit adventurous for some. However, most would not risk the danger of betraying the detour sign.

English learning opportunities: Jusangjeoli, JTO Duty Free Shop, Cheonjeyeon Pokpo - waterfall, The Marine Corps Trail, Mt. Gunsan, Daepyeong Port

Quotable: “If you are visiting Jeju as a resident or a tourist, a trip to Yakcheon Temple is a great way to experience some local culture. The temple is located near the shore, and Olle walking routes 7 and 8 offer a hiking route for before, during or after your stay.

If, as a foreigner, you feel a serious lack of “Buddha” in your life, a trip to Yakcheon Temple might be just the ticket.” -- Daniel McNamee, Jeju Weekly

Links:

Jeju Weekly, Hike Jeju, Day 15

Jeju Weekly, Hike Jeju, Day 16

Jeju Weekly, Rare geological phenomena in Jungmun’s backyard

Jeju Weekly, A day and night at Yakcheon Temple

Jeju Weekly, Yakcheonsa offers serenity and space to breathe

Olle Trail handbook in English

Olle, Course No. 8

KTO, Course No. 8

▲ Photo by Steve Oberhauser

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