Route 18-1 : Sang-Chuja-Olle (Upper Chuja) - Olle



Total Distance : 11.4Km  Total Time : 4~5hour   Difficulty :

There are 4 inhabited and 38 uninhabited islands in the Chuja-do(island) territory. The peaks floating one after the other on the ocean are islands. It feels bizarre as you might feel like you are deep inside a mountain. An endless blue sea lies beneath the peaks. Every instance you hike on Chuja-do and look around, the view of the ocean and mountains changes. The trail along the ridges of upper and lower Chuja-do explores the hidden sceneries of the island.

No wheelchair accessible area on this route.

Wheelchair Accessible Area

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Route Tip

There are some restaurants near Chuja-hang(harbor) only, so pack up something to eat beforehand. You can have noodle cup or snacks at Muk-ri Supermarket at the mid-point, but the store could be closed.

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, Jung Il

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 (Chuja-do)

Location : 19-1, Daeseo-ri, Chuja-myeon, Jeju-si

08:00~17:00 (Lunch Break 12:00~13:00)
Close on Luna New Year and Korean Thanksgiving Day

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(province of China), Australia, and Lebanon.

18-1 Jeju Olle Friendship Trail

Greece Sifnos Trail

  • Location : village of Faros ~ Church of Chryssopigi
  • Difficulty : Low
  • Distance : 5.8km, 2h 20mins

Sifnos Trails is a trails network of about 100km, on the Greek island of Sifnos. Sifnos is a special island of the Cyclades, in the middle of the Aegean Sea. It has a rugged coastline, idyllic beaches, terraced olive groves, traditional whitewashed villages, small chapels and infinite old hiking trails between dry stone walls. It is also famous for its gastronomy, its pottery and its hospitality! The Jeju Olle Friendship Trail is "Sifnos Trail #2", the village of Faros to the Church of Chryssopigi.

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
Navarone Cliffs

The coastal landscape d with steep cliffs. Its name comes the invincible Navarone Fortress. You have to ride on a boat to see the full sight.

Mojini Mongdol Coast

There are a few mongdol(pebble) fields in Chuja-do. Particularly in Mojin-yi, there is a Mongdol coast that stretches 100m, offering a good place for swim.

Muk-ri Goget-gil(hilltop pathway)

Muk-ri has mountains in the front and back, and it is a quiet village where the sun rises slow. The uphill path going into Muk-ri extends through a forest, making you feel as if you are inside a mountain, not an island. It is the path connected by Jeju Olle.

Eombawi Jangseung(totem pole)

In the old days, people believed a huge Eombawi to be the guardian of their village. Below the Eombawi stands a wooden totem, called Ukbal Jangsa. The Ukbal Jangsa born below the Eombawi used to play marbles with rocks called 'Jangsa Gongdol.' One day, it tripped and unfortunately drowned in the ocean while running to Hwenggan-do. Then, here came a new taboo: if someone Yecho-ri marries someone Hwenggan-do, one will end up becoming a widow.

Yecho-ri Gijeong-gil(pathway on the cliff)

It is a coastal cliff path overlooking the coastal scenery of Chuja-do. Jeju Olle found the path and made a walk-able path.

Shrine of General Choi, Yeong

General Choi, Yeong was on his way to Jeju to suppress the 'Uprising of Mokho(1374, King Gongmin’s 23rd year, Koryo Dynasty),' when he encountered a severe storm. He had to stay at Chuja-do until the winds to calm down. General Choi and taught the villagers how to catch fish with a net while staying at Jeomsan-got. The villagers were able to make a better living with the skill, and they built a shrine to honor the good deeds of the General. Inside the memorial is an ancestral tablet, with the phrase 'Joguk Dotong Daejang General Choi Yeong' and the villagers hold a ritual every spring and fall.

Chuja Cheosa-gak(shrine)

It is a shrine built by the descendants of Scholar Park, Intaek to honor him. Scholar Park is the forefather of the Taein Park family in Chuja-do. He was exiled to Chuja-do in Joseon Dynasty and made a living by teaching Buddhist doctrine and treating disease.

Chuja Lighthouse

The lighthouse sits in the far North of Jeju, safely guiding the ships sailing through the straits of Jeju at night. Located at the top of the mountain in upper Chuja-do, it offers a full glimpse of the spectacle of the island.

Grave of Hwang Gyeong Han

Jung, Nanjoo Maria who is the wife of Hwang, Sa-young and the niece of Jung, Yak-yong, lost her husband during the 'White Paper Incident' of the Catholic Persecution of 1801. She was then exiled to Jeju with her two-years-old son Gyeonghan. While the convoy ship was staying at Yecho-ri, Jung, Nanjoo Maria covered her son in her jacket and hid him behind Hwangsae-bawi(rock) with a note of his name and birthday. A fisher found and raised him. The descendants of Gyeonghan still live in lower Chuja-do, and there is a custom restricting the Hwang to marry the Oh as the two are family.

Hupo Coast

the rest area on Bongle-san(mountain), take the downhill separated uphill toward the Jeju Olle Trail. Hike past Damuremi and and route continues to the Hupo Coast on the west of Bongle-san. Hupo is a coast of round stones, and there are beautiful Yongdeung-san and Yongdum-beong where the seawater fills in like a pond. In front of Hupo is an installation with round borders. It is Korea' first tuna cultivation in Jeju.

Chuja Lighthouse

The lighthouse sits in the far North of Jeju, safely guiding the ships sailing through the straits of Jeju at night. Located at the top of the mountain in upper Chuja-do, it offers a full glimpse of the spectacle of the island.