JEJU WEEKLY

  • Updated 2018.11.17 19:41
  • All Articles
  • member icon
  • facebook cursor
  • twitter cursor
TravelHiking
Jeju Olle Trails Rated: Course No. 14-1The Jeju Weekly's Steve Oberhauser walked every Olle trail in September 2011. He ranks this trail 1st overall
폰트키우기 폰트줄이기 프린트하기 메일보내기 신고하기
승인 2011.11.05  12:21:30
페이스북 트위터

▲ Photo by Steve Oberhauser


Route: Jeoji Community Center (start, 0.0 km) - Gangjeong Hill (2.7) - rest area with big tree (4) - Mundoji Oreum (5.1) - Jugaheul-gil (5.5) - Jeoji Gotjawal Forest (7) - roe deer resting place (7.5) - animal farm forest path (8.5) - O’Sulloc tea garden (10.3) - Mureung Gotjawal Forest (13.9) - Hang-mul, spring (14.3) - Yeongdongke (15.4) - Inhyang Village (16.7) - Gunam-mul, spring (17.4) - Jeju Culture and Experience Center in Mureung-2-ri (18.8, finish)

---- Course takes about seven hours to complete

Grade: 49.5 (1st overall)

A

Natural scenery and landscape

5.0

B

Conditions of the trail

5.0

C

Environmental damage / lack of footprint on the area

5.0

D

Bilingual opportunities

5.0

E

Crowd control / compared to how many people are using trail

5.0

F

Facilities around the area

4.5

G

Improvements

5.0

H

Park planning / architecture

5.0

I

Short-term impression factor

5.0

J

Long-term impression factor

5.0

* rankings explained

Strengths: The minor hits are Mundoji Oreum and O’Sulloc green tea fields. The home run is the long walk through Gotjawal, the pinnacle of nature on Jeju Island. This course reveals Jeju’s best-kept secret to those who do not know; affirmation to those who already do know. Gotjawal is all action, no talk. It is what it is, the best.

Weaknesses: Nada. Nothing is perfect, but this Olle course is close.

English opportunities: Only online, check out the various articles in the links section.

Quotable: “As we walked, it was hard to imagine that this kind of forest, which is unique only to Jeju, even exists at all. The path itself is black because you’re walking on volcanic rocks. The forest is unbelievably dense.

The day was hot, but it was cool in the forest. We had to take our sunglasses off or we couldn’t see where we were walking. Under your feet and all around the forest floor, there seems to only be about an inch of soil supporting these deep, dark, woods.” -- Daniel Kojetin, Jeju Weekly

Links:

Jeju Weekly, Hike Jeju, Day 22

Jeju Weekly, Gotjawal Olle stuns and surprises

Jeju Weekly, Trust fund established to protect one of Jeju’s treasures

Jeju Weekly, Island’s Gotjawal forest is ‘Lung of Jeju’

Jeju Weekly, “Forest of Life, Gotjawal”

Jeju Weekly, No future without nature!

KTO, Course No. 14-1

▲ Photo by Steve Oberhauser

ⓒ Jeju Weekly 2009 (http://www.jejuweekly.com)
All materials on this site are protected under the Korean Copyright Law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published without the prior consent of Jeju Weekly.
폰트키우기 폰트줄이기 프린트하기 메일보내기 신고하기
페이스북 트위터
60 Second Travel
Jeju-Asia's No.1 for Cruise

Jeju Weekly

Mail to editor@jejuweekly.com  |  Phone: +82-64-724-7776 Fax: +82-64-724-7796
#505 jeju Venture Maru Bldg,217 Jungangro(Ido-2 dong), Jeju-si, Korea, 690-827
Registration Number: Jeju Da 01093  |  Date of Registration: November 20, 2008  |  Publisher: Hee Tak Ko  | Youth policy: Hee Tak Ko
Copyright 2009 All materials on this site are protected under the Korean Copyright Law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published
without the prior consent of jeju weekly.com.

ND소프트