9.6km in total [Seongpanak → Azalea Field (7.3km) → Summit (Dongneung 2.3km)]
Seongpanak Trail, which is the eastern course of Hallasan, is a trail that can climb Baeknokdam, the summit, along with Gwaneumsa Trail. It is the longest one, 9.6km, among Hallasan trails and takes 4 and a half hour one way.
Starting from Seongpanak Management Office (750m above sea level) and passing through Sokbat, Saraoreum entrance and Azalea field Shelter, the slope is generally gentle to the summit. Since you have to walk 19.2km round trip, you have to pay much attention to physical fitness arrangement. You can also go down taking the Gwaneumsa course.
In addition, when you climb 600 meters along the road to Saraoreum at 5.8km point of the trail, there is a Saraoreum Observation Deck where you can enjoy beautiful views of Sanjeong Lake and Hallasan.
The trail is characterized by most of the forest except for the top of Baeknokdam, so it is the best place to enjoy the forest bathing. The oreum community seen from the trails conveys the mystery of the volcanic island. It is the most widely formed spherical tree forest where the Hallasan is native, and you can observe Hallasan plants and animals such as Halla catchfly, White-backed woodpecker, badger and roe deer.
Be careful not to get hit by wasps in the summer, and it is good to visit with groups as safety accidents such as leg fractures and exhaustion due to physical exhaustion can occur when descending.
Trail level (Difficulty - A: Difficult, B: Normal, C: Easy)
Visitor Information Center -C- Sokbat -C- Saraak Spring -B- Azalea Field Shelter -A- Summit(Baeknokdam)
Sokbat Shelter (Unmanned), Azalea Field Shelter (Manned)
Seongpanak Rest Area (drinking water. Gimbap, noodles, Haejang-guk(Hangover soup), confectionery , cotton gloves, raincoat, climbing equipment such as Eisen etc.)
Seongpanak Office, Sokbat Shelter, Azalea Field Shelter
Take the intercity bus to Seogwipo (516 road) from Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal (40 minutes)
Get off at the entrance and walk about 2 minutes to Seongpanak Trail.