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[Korea] Make Reservations to Reach Peak of Hallasan Mountain

  • Date02/04/2020
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Photo: Hallasan Mountain

The Hallasan Trail Reservation System is effective until December 31, 2020. The hike to the peak of Hallasan Mountain was originally open to the public, however due to severe environmental damage, the trail reservation system was temporarily implemented to limit the number of visitors starting October 2019. The reservation system became official and was extended on February 1 in celebration of Hallasan Mountain’s 50th anniversary of its designation as a national park.

There are five hiking trails on Hallasan Mountain: Eorimok Trail, Yeongsil Trail, Seonpanak Trail, Gwaneumsa Trail, and Donnaeko Trail. A total of 1,500 visitors can hike to the peak using the Seongpanak Trail and Gwaneumsa Trail per day, each limited to 1,000 and 500 hikers respectively. Hikers can enter the trails starting from 06:00 and must begin their descent by 13:30. The remaining three trails do not require prior reservation to enter.

Reservations can be made on the official website one month prior to the desired date. In the case that spots do not fill up, visitors may enter without a prior reservation.

More Info

Hallasan Trail Reservation System

Operating period: February 1 – December 31, 2020
 * Please refer to the website for hiking hours
 * Access may be prohibited in the event of harsh weather conditions (heavy rain, typhoon, snow, etc.)
Addresses
 - Seongpanak Trail Information Center: 1865, 516-ro, Jeju-si, Jeju-do (제주특별자치도 제주시 조천읍 516로 1865)
 - Gwaneumsa Trail Information Center: 588, Sallokbuk-ro, Jeju-si, Jeju-do (제주특별자치도 제주시 산록북로 588)
Directions
 - Seongpanak Trail Information Center: Take a taxi for approx. 30 min from Jeju Bus Terminal
 - Gwaneumsa Trail Information Center: Take a taxi for approx. 20 min from Jeju Bus Terminal
Admission: Free
Website: visithalla.jeju.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese, Thai, Malay)

Information courtesy of Hallasan National Park

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