Route 10-1 : Gapa-do(island) - Olle



Total Distance : 4.2Km  Total Time : 1-2hour   Difficulty :

Gapa-do(island) is an inhabited island in Korea known to have the lowest elevation. Notably, Jeju Island has both the tallest mountain in Korea, Halla-san, and the most low-lying island, Gapa-do. The island is just big enough for a leisurely two-hour-long stroll. Gapa-do is where you can fully enjoy the appeal of a small island. It is an excellent place to rest your body and soul after hiking the long routes of Jeju Olle Trail around the island.

Wheelchair Accessible Area

Difficulty :

Distance : 4.2km / Sangdong-pogu(port) ~ Gapa Community Security Center
Starting Point : Sangdong-pogu(port), Gapa-do, Seogwipo-si

Gapa-do's elevation measures Korea's lowest at 20.5m and a green barley field starts to take shape in spring. The entire island is accessible with wheelchair.

Route Tip

There are restaurants clustered at Sangdong-pogu(port) and Hadong-pogu(port).

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.
  • Kim, Hye Young

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
6 Mountains

Neither Oreum nor bong(peak), but there are seven mountains in Jeju Island. Except for Youngjoosan, you can see six of them in Gapa-do: Halla-san, Sangbang-san, Songak-san, Gun-san, Gogeun-san, and Dan-san.

Crow Rock

The mysterious rock humans were tabooed to climb because it would cause a rainstorm.


It is where the village hosts a memorial service every year in January by the lunar calendar. To these days, seven men are ed as attendants staying at the house near the altar for three nights and four days. During the period, they avoid bad lucks and perform memorial service with a live pig and chicken.

Sangdong Village Halmang-dang(shrine)

There is an ornated small platform on the rock on the east of pogu(port). It is the shrine of the Sea Gods called ‘Donji Harubang and Donji Halmang protecting Sangdong fishers and Haenyeos. It is visited either on the Lunar New Year's Day or June 8. Traditional exorcism is performed once in few years. There are two Halmang shrines in Gapa-do, in Sangdong and Hadong.

Kim Seong Sook Statue in Hwe-eul Park

The statue of independence fighter Hweul Ms. Sungsook Kim, founder of Shinyu Euisook which is today's Gapa Elementary School.