Route 01 : Siheung - Gwangchigi Olle

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Total Distance : 15.1Km  Total Time : 4-5hour   Difficulty :

Jeju Olle’s first route connects Oreums to the ocean. The route starts near Siheung Elementary School and connects to an evergreen field, Malmi Oreum(small extinct volcano) and Al Oreum(small extinct volcano) with a panoramic view of Seongsan Ilchulbong(peak) and U-do Island. This view, the green fields with Jeju’s signature black stone wall, resembles a patchwork of colorful cloth. Passing Jongdal-ri old salt flat and Siheung-ri coastal road and you will arrive at Sumapo Beach with an impressive view of Seongsan Ilchulbong(peak). Finally, the color of the ocean and algae covered rocks at Gwangchigi Beach is simply stunning. / *Sumapo : port where horses grown in Jeju were sent to the mainland back in Joseon Dynasty.


Wheelchair Accessible Area

Difficulty :

Distance : 4.6km / Jongdal-ri Old Salt Flat ~ Seongsan Gapmun(flood gate) Entrance
Starting Point : 814-5 Jongdal-ri, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si

As the first route of the Jeju Olle Trail, it is quite an easy route paved through the Badang Olle(seaside walk). Especially, the coastal road from Jongdal to Siheung is considered as the longest and the most beautiful coastal road in Jeju Island.

Route Tip

There are restaurants on the coastal road to Jongdal-ri and Seongsan. Popular dishes are clam porridge and abalone porridge at ‘Haenyeo(women diver) House”. If you leave early enough, you can have lunch at Seongsan.

Olle Trail Ranger


It is not a problem even if it is your first time to the Jeju Olle Trail.
Let go of the fear of an unfamiliarity and bring excitement for new encounters.
  • Lee, Seong Kwan

Official Information Center

You may receive leaflets, guidebooks, and purchase basic souvenirs such as Jeju Olle Passport at the Jeju Olle Information Centers. Do not foret to stop by and get information you needed.

Jeju Olle Information Center(Malmi Oreum Entrance)

Location : 2665-1 Siheung-ri, Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo-si

08:30~16:30(Lunch time=12:00~13:00)
Closed on Lunar New Year Day and Korean Thanksgiving Day

Public Transportation Information

The public transportation system of Jeju Island has been entirely changed recently and still it's changing. Please double check the up-to-date information of the bus number and route before you take it.

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Foreign Language Interpretation Services by Tourism Organizations



[Visit Jeju] Jeju Travel Hot Line(Multi language interpretation service)
- +82 -(0)64-740-6000 / Chat service via mobile app also Available
- Operation Hour : Daily 09:00 ~ 18:00



[KTO] 1330 Korea Travel Hotline(Multi language interpretation service)
- Dial 1330 or though mobile app.
- Operation Hour: 24/7

How to find the Starting Point
How to find the way back from the Finishing Point
Malmi Oreum(small extinct volcano)

Resembling the head of a horse, another name for this oreum(small extinct volcano) is Doosan-bong(peak). Below it is a vast field of Seongsan-po. There is Seongsan Ilchul-bong(peak) in the front and U-do(island) on the left to it.

Seongsan Ilchulbong(peak)

It is a volcanic island formed 100,000 years ago connected to the main island of Jeju as with sand and pebbles piled up. Three sides are cliffs, and 99 rock spires surround the crater on the top which looks like a huge castle. The name 'Seongsan' is after bib castle and 'Ilchul-bong(peak)' is after the sunrise watching on the peak.

Al Oreum(small extinct volcano)

As its name suggests, the Oreum looks like a bird’s egg. It is also called ‘Malsanmae’. You can get a panoramic view of the field of Seongsan-po, Seongsan Ilchul-bong(peak)), U-do(island), Halla-san(mountain), and the oreums of east Jeju, including Darangshe Oreum.

Jongdal-ri Old Salt Flat

Because the mudflat for the salt field was scarce in Jeju even though the ocean surrounds the island, salt was scarce in the island. Therefore, Jongdal-ri people boiled seawater in an iron pot to collect the salt. They did so the middle of the Joseon Dynasty to the 1990s. Today, a thick silver grass field has formed on the exact site, adding odd appeal to the trail.

Sumapo

This pogu(port) is where the horses grazed in Jeju were sent away to the mainland in the Joseon Dynasty. Below Seongsan Ilchul-bong(peak) are the disheartening 23 cave fortifications of the Japanese near the end of World War II.