[Webzine 2] Halla Ecological Forest – Sootmorro Trail

An important note on Jeju’s updated bus system and this blog post

From August 2017, Jeju Island implemented a new city and intercity bus system. It increased the number of buses in service, while simplifying the routes, fees and numbering system.

Consequently, the contents of this previously published blog post may have changed. We therefore would kindly request that you consult this page for new bus maps in English on VisitJeju.net,  and this page on our blog for a chart of the old and new bus route numbers.

If you read Korean, then the province’s official bus system website is a useful and up-to-date resource. We hope you’ll enjoy your travels on Jeju Island!

Jeju is the one and only place where tropical and polar plants co-exist. There are also many old-growth forests that still remain intact. That is why forests in Jeju are marvelous and beautiful. If you want to recover from fatigue and tiredness away from your busy life, walk along the pathways of Jeju forests and feel the clean air as the trees and flowers breathe out.

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)


Halla Ecological Forest – Sootmorro Trail

Halla Ecological Forest is a native grassland which had been damaged then restored to its original shape to show how the coexistence of people and nature can be beautiful. In particular, Sootmorro Trail of Halla Ecological Forest is a good course to take a stroll while appreciating the indigenous species. Sootmorro means, ‘a small hill of charcoal’ and was the name of the area around Halla Ecological Forests that the local people used. Your body and mind will feel much lighter as you walk amongst the beautiful cypress trees under the warm sunshine. 2596, 516-ro, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, Republic of Korea Summer: 9am – 6pm Winter: 9am – 5pm +82-64-710-8688



Tip. Ways to Fully Enjoy Halla

Ecological Forest

Forest Guide Program Hours

Opening period: 10 am, 2 pm (Not available during winter seasons from December to February)

Reservations: Available online



Weekend Forest Visit Program

Opening period

From April to November, every 2nd & 4th Saturdays

Max. Participants & Eligibility

Up to 40 participants who are elementary school students with their guardians


Available online



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