The entire area of Jeju Island was designated as UNESCO Global Geopark in 2010 for its unique volcanic topography and the beautiful landscape of the island. The geo-trails of Jeju are walking trails that were created using the Global Geoparks brand and based on the unique topographical resources, history, culture, and stories of each village. Starting from the development of Sanbangsan Mountain and Yongmeori Coast Geo-trail in April 2014, currently, a total of four geo-trails have been developed including Gimnyeong & Woljeong Geo-trail in Manjanggul Cave area, Seongsan & Ojo Geo-trail in Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak area, and Suwolbong Peak Geo-trail that connects Suwolbong Peak, Dangsanbong, and the Chagwido area. You can also find more information on what to do and see while here by consulting VisitJeju.net.
Theme 2: Jeju Trails (Geo-trails, Olle-gil Trails, Forest Paths)
Tip. CHECK LIST Blue and pink ribbons are tied to trees or rocks to ensure that you never lose your way. There are also signs that guide you toward the right direction at every point that may be a little confusing. You can learn about the details of each major point by reading the provided information boards.
Tip. Check the Trail Information *A mobile application, Jeju Geo, provides notifications for each major point of the geo-trails. *You can also listen to the information on the history, culture, and ecology of the nearby village on the Jeju Geo app. *Earn stamps and take pictures at major points of geo-trails and have fun. Enquiries +82-64-782-9801 www.jejugeopark.com
Sanbangsan Mountain & Yongmeori Coast Geo-trail
Tip. Timing is everything for the scenic views of Yongmeori Coast The time of the sea is very important to experience Yongmeori Coast since it is prohibited to visit Yongmeori Coast when the tide is rising or when it is windy. Check the hours & admission of the trail before visiting the site. +82-64-794-2940 www.khoa.go.kr
800,000 years ago, the boiling lava penetrated the ground and soared upward. Since the lava was so thick, it could not flow far and it piled up around the area. After a while, various shapes of the lava were created. In particular, Sanbangsan Mountain and Yongmeori Coast cherished the ancient mysteries. The courses of the geo-trail are divided into course A & B. Course A travels west of Sanbangsan Mountain and Course B travels east of the mountain. Both of the courses are filled with the immemorial charm of Jeju but if you don’t have enough time to visit both courses, select a course you want to visit in advance.
Tip. Course Info Course A Total distance: 13.2km Duration: 3 hours & 30 minutes Yongmeori Coast Parking Lot ⇀ Sagye Port ⇀ Hyeongje Coastal Road Viewing Point ⇀ Coastal Dune & Hamori Formation ⇀ Fossilized Human Footprints ⇀ Daejeong Hyanggyo (Confucian School) ⇀ Dan Hill ⇀ Fork ⇀ Sanbang Mountain Carbonate Hot Spring ⇀ Bulmi Madang ⇀ Beri Dora Jin Bat ⇀ Trachyte Wall ⇀ Sangbang Mountain Parking Lot ⇀ Sanbang Yeongdae ⇀ Yongmeori Coast Parking Lot
Course B Total distance: 10km Duration: 3 hours Hwasun Golden Sand Beach ⇀ Hwasun-ri Prehistoric Site ⇀ Hwanggaecheon & Myeongal Mokso ⇀ Gaekkeuriminso⇀ Gonmul & Gonmuldong ⇀ Hwasun Gotjawal ⇀ Hombat Dongsan Viewpoint ⇀ Jeseum Path⇀ Sageundari Dongsan ⇀ Hwasun Golden Sand Beach
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