Route 02 : Gwangchigi - Onpyeong Olle

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Total Distance : 15.6Km  Total Time : 4-5 hour   Difficulty :

Starting at Gwangchigi Beach, the trail passes Siksan-bong(peak), Daesusan-bong(peak), Honinji(wedding pond) to a small beach in Onpyeong-ri. The attraction continues with path across the field along inland water and peaceful mountain path. On the top of Daesusan-bong(peak), hikers can enjoy wide views of the eastern coastline of Jeju Island. The route passes around a pond that has a special place in Jeju mythology. According to the myth, three gods (the founders of Jeju Island) married three princesses Byeokrangguk. They had their wedding ceremony near the pond, so the pond was named Honinji(wedding pond).


No wheelchair accessible area on this route.

Wheelchair Accessible Area

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Route Tip

There are both small and big restaurants at the main street near Jeju Dong Mart, the mid point of Route #2. There is no store past this point, between Jungsangan-gil and Onpyeong-ri, so beware.

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.
  • Oh, Myung Pil

We connect with trails around the world

The Jeju Olle Foundation launched a global marketing project to promote the Jeju Olle Trail, twinning a course to a trail abroad. You can find Jeju Olle outside Korea at 11 different Friendship Trails in Greece, Italy, Canada, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Japan, Turkey, Taiwan, Australia, and Lebanon.

02 Jeju Olle Friendship Trail

Canada The Bruce Trail


  • Location : Hockley Valley ~
  • Difficulty : Medium
  • Distance : 9.6km, 3 hours

The Bruce Trail, Canada's oldest and longest marked footpath, provides the only continuous public access to the magnificent Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Running along the Escarpment Niagara to Tobermory, it spans more than 890 km of main Trail and over 400 km of associated side trails. The friendship trail consists of the Tom East side trail and the Glen Cross side trail as well as the main Bruce Trail in the Hockley Valley. The entire friendship trail is 10 kilometers and twinned with Route 2 of the Jeju Olle Trail. ※The Bruce Trail Conservancy is a charitable organization committed to establishing a conservation corridor containing a public footpath along the Niagara Escarpment, in order to protect its natural ecosystems and to promote environmentally responsible public access to this UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. The BTC is one of Ontario's largest land trusts, preserving over 8,000 acres of irreplaceable Niagara Escarpment landscape.

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
Gwangchigi Beach

A rocky area looks just like a open plain opens up at low tide. The sight resembles that of wilderness and earned the name 'Gwangchigi'. 'Gwangchigi' means a rock that is flat and broad in Jeju dialect. There are lots of seaweeds, shells, and fish.

Daesusan-bong(peak)

Water flows in two strands between the two oreums in Goseong-ri. The bigger oreum is 'Keun Mool Mwe' and the smaller one 'Jakeum Mool Mwe.' The 'Keun Mool Mwe' writes Daesoosan-bong(peak) in Chinese characters. On top of Daesoosan-bong(peak), you get a full glimpse of the beautiful eastern Jeju, the starting point of route 1 in Siheung-ri to the finishing point at Gwangchigi Beach.

Siksan-bong(peak)

The coast of Ojo-ri was often under the attack of the Japanese since the Koryo Dynasty. The keeper of the region, Jo Bang Jang, got the villagers to work a scene as if there were stacks of field ration. The Japanese across the ocean saw it, assumed there to be a big army, and never again attempted to invade the land. Later, they started calling the oreum that looked like a mountain of foods a 'Shiksan-bong(peak).' Because of a rock resembling an army general at the top, it is also call 'Bawi(rock) Oreum.'

Honinji

The pond carries one of the old myths of Jeju, 'Samsung Myth': the legendary three founders of Korea, Go, Yang, and Bu, marrying the three princesses the country of Byukrang. It is Monument #17 of Jeju Special Self-Governing Province. Here also is the rock cave said to have been their temporary honeymoon home.

Hwang-rual

It refers to the coast of Onpyeong-ri, where the three legendary founders of Korea (Go, Yang, and Bu) greeted the three princesses. The name 'Hwang-rual' derives the legend that the ocean turned golden yellow with the sunwhen the three princesses arrived in Jeju. It is also called 'Hwang-noal' or 'Hwang-nal' referring yellow sunset.