A Wondrous, massive shield volcano, MT. Hallasan, and it’s deep surrounding forest trek lead you to great outdoors. Through 3 days, 56.4km Classic Korea trail, you can experience the highest mountain in Korea, feel the mysterious beauty of Jeju island, a world heritage area with hundreds of passionate trekkers. Don’t forget enjoying awesome after party to celebrate your achievement.
Eorimok is a 6.8km streetscape which comprises Hallasan National Park Information Center(970m)- Eorimok Valley- Sajebi Hill(1,423m)- Manse Hill(1,606m)- Witse Oreum Shelter(1,700m)- Nambyuk Circuit- Nambyuk Intersection(1,600m). A steep uphill course to Sajebi Hill could be tough, but from Manse Hill to Witse Oreum Shelter and all the way to Nambyuk Intersection, trails are relatively flat. Plus, there you can enjoy views of the crater wall of Southern Baengnokdam Crater Lake as well as the breathtaking view of Mt.Halla.
Witse Oreum Shelter
Welcome to the first Checkpoint for day 1. There is a toilet to use and lunch ready for you. Take a break as long as you want, but don’t forget to pass here within 13:30 due to national park regulation.
Yeongsil Trail is one of the most scenic places in Jeju, where you will find the famous Yeongsil Rock, a beautiful pine grove, and the Seonjakjiwat plain full of subalpine vegetation. It’s also a place where visitors can see Mt.Halla’s roe deer up close. The stone towers formed by Seonjakjiwat’s basaltic latite lava flow constitute a fortress wall, which makes the scenery even more unique.
Hawon Waterway was built in mid 1950s to supply water to rice paddies in Hawon village with abundant water resources of Mt.Halla. This waterway, located between Yeongsil-Jonja Temple and Beobjeong Temple, used to be the path used by monks and was a beloved hiking course until a road was built nearby. Enjoy the fresh air of the forest that follows down the waterway.
Muo Beopjeong Temple
Muo Beopjeong Temple, 1km down from Muo Beopjeong Temple, is located at Joongsangan and will present you a magnificent view of Jeju Island. You won’t be able to find any stores nearby, but you will feel immersed in nature.
Seogwipo Natural Recreation Forest
Welcome to Hallasan National Park. This is a recreational forest located in the national park, densely surrounded by sun trees. Enjoy the forest bathing! The second day’s walk will start here.
This is a relatively short course of 5.6km where you can get a peek of human life in harmony with nature. It has Yong Rock, multiple shiitake mushroom cultivation areas, and a historic charcoal kiln site. Admire the pleasant autumn shades of acorn trees and maple trees.
Shiitake Mushroom Cultivation Area
You will get a glimpse of human life assimilating with nature in this shiitake mushroom cultivation areas located in the forest. This is where the day 3 Checkpoint is located.
Cheona Forest Path
Maple trees could be the symbol of Mt.Halla’s fall, painting the scenery in splendid shades. You will walk through such spectacular maple forests, the highest point(1,000m) of Hallasan Dullegil, and the elegant bamboo forest.
Olle 16 Trail
If you have fully enjoyed the mountains and forests, this trail will lead you to the village where you can experience the culture of Jeju. A coastline and tangerine farms are followed by woods and villages, and if you are lucky you might be able to try Jeju’s specialty, tangerine.
Historical Site of Hyangpaduri
This is the place where Sambyeolcho, a resistance group, fought until their end against the Mongolian troops during the Goryeo Dynasty. Walking along the Hyangpaduri earthen ramparts will be a very special experience itself.
You’re almost there. Follow 2km along the Aewol Coastline, and you’ve made it to the finish line. Feel the sea breeze and enjoy the splendid scenery of the ocean until the end.