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Course Map / 25km

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  1. Download ‘Google Maps’ app.
  2. Go to Oxfam trailwalker website’s “Course” -> “Map / Elevation / Profile”.
    Click on the ‘[ ]’ at the right top corner of the map displayed on the “course map”
  3. Course map is displayed on your app upon click.
  4. To find your current location using the app, touch screen and ‘◎’
    (*When using app for this purpose be keep track of your data usage)
  5. If you want to check out the map of ‘2024 Oxfam Trailwalker’, click ‘≡’ at the left top corner of the ‘Google Maps’ app and go to [My Location] – [Map].

Route Profile

2024TW-고도표

The course may change only in some sections depending on the local situation before the event.

Course Distance and Difficulty / Operation Timetable / CP

  • ‘Course Distance’ may vary according to measurement method and tools.
Distance and difficulty CP Operation Time CP Service
Course Arrival Check Point(CP) Distance
(km)
Accumulated Distance
(km)
Open
Time
Close
Time
Serving
Meal
Drop-bag Service Resting Place Sports Massage Suppoter Medical Supports
Course Difficulty
- Start/Finish
Inje Central Rest Area
(48 Bibong-ro, Inje-eup)
- - Sat.
04:00
Sat.
06:30
        O O
Course 1.
(Start - CP1)
CP1.
Gaetgol Children's Forest
8.69 8.69 Sat.
06:30
Sat.
10:30
           
Course 2.
(CP1 - CP2)
CP2.
Gwangchiyongneup Intersection
8.45 17.14 Sat.
07:30
Sat.
14:00
O          
★★★☆
Course 3.
(CP2 - CP3)
CP3.
Gaari Forest Road
7.86 25 Sat.
08:30
Sat.
18:00
          O
★★
Course 4.
(CP3 - CP4)
CP4.
Bunker Intersection
14.08 39.08 Sat.
10:30
Sat.
19:30
           
★★☆
Course 5.
(CP4 - CP5)
CP5.
Wolhak-ri Town Hall
13.71 52.79 Sat.
12:30
Sun.
00:00
O O O O O O
★★
Course 6.
(CP5 - CP6)
CP6.
Yongneup Natural Ecology School
12.11 64.9 Sat.
13:30
Sun.
06:00
  O     O  
Course 7.
(CP6 - CP7)
CP7.
Seorak Majubo Road
12.46 77.36 Sat.
15:00
Sun.
10:00
           
★★★☆
Course 8.
(CP7 - CP8)
CP8.
Wontong Camp
5.51 82.87 Sat.
16:00
Sun.
12:00
O O O   O O
★★
Course 9.
(CP8 - CP9)
CP9.
Wontong Central Park
9.58 92.45 Sat.
17:00
Sun.
17:00
        O  
Course 10.
(CP9 - 도착)
도착.
Inje Central Rest Area
9.23 101.68 Sat.
09:30
Sun.
20:30
O     O O O

* CP = Checkpoint
* This services are subject to change before the event.

Course Features and Attention Required Zones

Course 1

Inje Central Rest Area (Event venue) → Gaetgol Infants Forest(CP1)

Distance : 8.69km | Difficulty : ★

Characteristic Features

  • Elevation : The route continues to ascend. (200m → 415m)
  • Surface : A paved road from the start of the downtown area to Gaetgol Recreational Forest/ dirt paths in the rest of the route
  • Course summary : The route starts at Inje Central Rest Area, runs through part of downtown Inje, and leads to Gaetgol, blending nicely with nature.
  • Course Management Tips :
    - Find the appropriate pace for the team by warming up as you walk on the slightly descending route leading to CP1Gaetgol Infants Forest (e.g., 4km per hour).
    - Apply sunscreen where needed to prevent sunburn as it may get hot even in the morning or even immediately after sunrise.

Key Signs to Watch

  • Watch out for signs for directions carefully while passing through downtown Inje (stay on the path where traffic control is enforced)
  • In Gaetgol, you may encounter vehicles on the road driven by people visiting Gaetgol Recreational Forest.
  • Do not get near rivers flowing through Gaet- gol. You may get hurt by shrubs and bushes.
  • Watch out for wild animals in the early hours of the morning.
  • Do not pick wild flowers.




Check Point

CP 1. Gaetgol Infants Forest Operating Hours : 6:30 - 10:30, Saturday, May 25 Food & Services : water, bread, oat milk Address : San 15-1, Nambuk-ri, Inje-eup, Inje-gun, Gangwon-do

Course 2

Gaetgol Infants Forest(CP1) → Gwangchi-yongneup Samgeori(CP2)

Distance : 17.1km | Difficulty : ★★★☆

Characteristic Features

  • Elevation : The route includes steep ascent and de- scent (415m → 892m → 632m)
  • Surface : Most of the route is a dirt road. Some parts of the steep descent and ascent are paved with concrete.
  • Course summary : The route from CP1 (Gaetgol Infants Forest) to Gwangchiryeong Pass, the steepest of all routes, boasts of stunning landscape and pristine natural environment.
  • Course Management Tips :
    - Since it is a highly steep slope, you are advised to take time and move at a pace that your team members are comfortable with.
    - The descending part of the route is also quite steep. It is crucial to adjust the pace and slow down so that you do not slip or strain your ankles or bottoms of your feet.

Key Signs to Watch

  • Take caution not to slip on the ascent or descent. The route is paved with concrete to prevent soil erosion from rain, but caution must be taken as cracks, rocks, or dirt on the surface may cause you to slip.
  • All fork roads have direction signs.
  • Do not pick wild flowers.




Check Point

CP 2. Gwangchi-yongneup Samgeori Operating Hours : 7:30 - 14:00, Saturday, May 25 Food & Services : water, drinks, food, fruit Address : 972, Ga-a-ri, Inje-eup, Inje-gun, Gangwon-do

Course 3

Gwangchi-yongneup Samgeori(CP2) → Ga-a-ri Forest Road(CP3)

Distance : 25km | Difficulty : ★★

Characteristic Features

  • Elevation : Gradual ascent and descent (632m → 823m → 747m)
  • Surface : Most of the route is a dirt road. The steepest parts of the route are paved with concrete.
  • Course summary : Designated as Environmental Protection Zone, the route includes Yongneup, the first high moor discovered in Korea and home to rare plant and animal species. It was also designated by the Cultural Heritage Administration as a wetland reserve and a natural reserve in 1973. It is Korea’s first site listed under the Ramsar Convention and also a forest genetic resource reserve.
  • Course Management Tips :
    - The road condition is generally good throughout this forest road with gently sloping ascent and descent. (Having a wet towel handy to wipe your face is probably a good idea as the temperature may rise during the day.)
    - Take off your socks and let your feet dry while taking a rest under the shade. This way, you can prevent blisters from forming on the bottom of your feet.

Key Signs to Watch

  • Take Yongneup Exploration Road at CP2 (to Yongneup Barrier)
  • Go downward at the sign Yongneup 9KM (Do not take the way to Yongneup Barrier)
  • Do not pick wild flowers.



Check Point

CP 3. Ga-a-ri Forest Road Operating Hours : 8:30 - 18:00, Saturday, May 25 Food & Services : water, drinks, instant cup noodles Address : 472 Ga-a-ri, Inje-eup, Inje-gun, Gangwon-do

Course 4

Ga-a-ri Forest Road(CP3) → Bunker Three-way Fork(CP4)

Distance : 39.08km | Difficulty : ★★☆

Characteristic Features

  • Elevation : Gently sloping ascent and descent (747m → 371m → 627m)
  • Surface : Mostly unpaved dirt road
  • Course summary : Majority of the route is part of a forest genetic resource reserve managed by the Korea Forest Service. This highly valued area makes for a great trail along which you can immerse yourself in the re- freshing phytoncide emitted by trees in the dense forest.
  • Course Management Tips :
    - Most of the route is a forest road located halfway up the mountain. Get your feet in the water of the valley to the right of the road and take a rest to recharge your battery. There is no stream after this route. Get a wet towel and wipe off sweat as you move on.
    - A gently sloping ascent continues from the four-way fork on the forest road to the Bunker Three-Way Inter- section. Keep pace with the rest of the team members. Make sure you apply sunscreen.

Key Signs to Watch

  • Turn right at the beginning of the forest road construction site.
  • Continue to the left at Dasogol Three-Way Fork. Go straight at the four-way fork leading down to Gapbigol
  • Do not pick wild flowers.
  • Take your trash with you when you leave a valley after taking a rest.




Check Point

CP 4. Bunker Three-way Fork Operating Hours : 10:30 - 19:30, Saturday, May 25 Food & Services : water, drinks, snacks, fruit Address : San 439-6, Weolhak-ri, Buk-myeon, Inje-gun, Gangwon-do

Course 5

Bunker Three-way Fork(CP4) → Weolhak 1-ri Community Center(CP5)

Distance : 52.79km | Difficulty : ★★

Characteristic Features

  • Elevation : Gently sloping ascent and descent (627m → 254m)
  • Surface : The beginning of the route is an unpaved dirt road, followed by a 4km paved road through the village that starts as soon as you go past the forest road barricade (Weolhak Pension- Weolhak 1-ri Community Center)
  • Course summary : The beginning part of the route is a forest genetic resource reserve designated by the Korea Forest Service as worthy of conservation and protection, and the rest of the route goes through Weolhak-ri village.
  • Course Management Tips :
    - The route is mostly downhill. Use caution and keep your lantern on for your safety in case of nighttime walking.
    - Most of the path going through the village is paved. Take a rest as needed to prevent any strain on your feet.

Key Signs to Watch

  • Watch out for vehicles. Road expansion is un- derway on some parts of the 5km paved road from Weolhak Pension where the forest road ends to Weolhak 1-ri Community Center.
  • Continue to the right once you cross Sojaegyo Bridge. (You may join the participants coming from CP5)




Check Point

CP 5. Weolhak 1-ri Community Center Operating Hours : 12:30 - 24:00, Saturday, May 25 Food & Services : 100k/50k Drop-bag, massage, water, drinks, food, fruit, coffee truck, support crew Address : 170 Naetgangmaeul-ro, Buk-myeon, Inje-gun, Gangwon-do (1859 Weolhak-ri, Buk-myeon)

Course 6

Weolhak 1-ri Community Center(CP5) → Yongneup Village Eco School(CP6)

Distance : 64.90km | Difficulty : ★

Characteristic Features

  • Elevation : Flat road (254m → 271m)
  • Surface : The road is mostly paved with concrete. It is a bike path.
  • Course summary : The bike path runs along Inbuk- cheon Stream.
  • Course Management Tips :
    - A wind breaker jacket and a lantern are must-have items for nighttime walking.
    - The flat road is either a village road or a bike path. Follow the direction signs and the blue marker on the surface of the road indicating the bike path.
    - Spray a bug repellant in advance if you are sensitive to bugs.

Key Signs to Watch

  • You can walk along Inbukcheon Stream on either side of the stream. Check directions at the fork roads.
  • Watch out for vehicles when crossing the bridge over Inbukcheon Stream. Take extra caution when crossing County Road 453 to go past Ulji Recruit Training Cen- ter to the old Sacheongyo Bridge.
  • Most of the participants will likely walk on this route at night. Please refrain from making noise when you go through the village.




Check Point

CP 6. Yongneup Village Eco School Operating Hours : 15:00, Saturday, May 25 – 6:00, Sunday, May 26 Food & Services : water, drinks, 100k Drop-bag, instant cup noodles, support crew Address : 1106-27 Geumgang-ro, Seohwa-myeon, Inje-gun, Gangwon-do (276 Seoheung-ri, Seohwa-myeon)

Course 7

Yongneup Village Eco School(CP6) → Seorakma- jubogil(CP7)

Distance : 77.36km | Difficulty : ★★★☆

Characteristic Features

  • Elevation : The route includes a steeply closed section with altitudes ranging from 271m to 880m and 847m.
  • Surface : The first 4km is a paved road and the rest of the route is unpaved, going uphill and downhill. Some steep parts of the route are paved with concrete.
  • Course summary : The route is the highlight of the 2024 Oxfam Trailwalker. You can enjoy a stunning panoramic view of some of the steepest passes including Baekdudaegan Mountain Range and Daeamsan Moun- tain. If you walk on this route—which is part of an envi- ronmental protection area—early in the morning, you will be able to see a starry sky and a breathtaking sunrise (at 5:08 a.m.). A thick layer of fog will hover above your feet as you walk, and you will likely find footsteps left by different kinds of wild animals.
  • Course Management Tips :
    - Since this is a nighttime route, check your lantern and carry as few items as possible, leaving your Day 1 bag of items at CP6. Use the drop-bag service provided by the Organizer.
    - The trail will lead to a forest road after you walk 4km on a paved road and then an unpaved road where road construction is underway. You are advised to take a rest at the intersection.

Key Signs to Watch

  • The forest road is to the left at the Guerrilla Training Site on the paved road.
  • Watch out for vehicles on the first 4km of the paved road. Walk on the right side of the road.
  • This is a nighttime route. Please refrain from making noise while walking through the village.




Check Point

CP 7. Seorakma- jubogil Operating Hours : 15:30, Saturday, May 25 – 10:00, Sunday, May 26 Food & Services : water, protein drink, snacks, fruit Address : San 55-28, Seoheung-ri, Seohwa-myeon, Inje-gun, Gangwon-do

Course 8

Seorakma- jubogil(CP7) → Wontong Camp(CP8)

Distance : 82.87km | Difficulty : ★★

Characteristic Features

  • Elevation : The forest road goes downhill from an alti- tude of 847m to 387m. It is a military road with cracks on some parts of the concrete pavement. Paved road.
  • Surface : The road has been recently paved with as- phalt, but some parts of the road are either unpaved or paved with concrete (old).
  • Course summary : Part of the route is a natural reserve including the end of Hyangnobong Peak of Geumggang- san Mountain. The route offers great views of majestic peaks of Seoraksan Mountain.
  • Course Management Tips :
    - Be careful not to trip or slide on the descent from the brow of Malgogae Hill as the old concrete pavement has cracks.
    - A Day 2 wet towel is a must-have item as the weather is hot.

Key Signs to Watch

  • There are cracks on the downhill path extending from the top of Malgogae Hill. You are advised to take caution not to slip or trip over cracks.
  • The trail turns right toward Eoduwongil Road at Malgogae Tunnel Road.
  • Watch out for vehicles on Eoduwongil Road. Walk on the right side of the road.




Check Point

CP 8. Wontong Camp Operating Hours : 16:00, Saturday, May 25 – 12:00, Sunday, May 26 Food & Services : 100k Drop-bag, water, drinks, food, fruit, support crew Address : 598 Eoduwongil, Buk-myeon, Inje-gun, Gangwon-do

Course 9

Wontong Camp(CP8) → Wontong Central Park(CP9)

Distance : 92.45km | Difficulty : ★

Characteristic Features

  • Elevation : The route is a flat road with altitudes rang- ing from 387m to 220m.
  • Surface : Much of the route is a concrete-paved bike path that turns into a sidewalk in downtown Wontong.
  • Course summary : The route except for the first 1 km is a flat bike path stretching along a river.
  • Course Management Tips :
    - Pack everything at CP8 and send it to the finish point.
    - Carry a water bottle and a small amount of money in your pocket. You may get a cup of coffee or buy some- thing at a store by the road.
    - You are strongly advised to carry wet towel and sun- screen as the temperature may soar.

Key Signs to Watch

  • Turn right at the beginning of Gowontonggil Road.
  • Watch out for vehicles on the way from Gowongtongil Road to Seorak Rest Area, and when crossing Eoduwongyo Bridge and walking on the road near Unnam Apartment Complex (bus stop) on Gapgomno 2-gil.
  • Make sure you check traffic lights and for cars that either slow down or stop before crossing the street at the crosswalk in front of Seorak Rest Area on National Highway 44.




Check Point

CP 9. Wontong Central Park Operating Hours : 17:00, Saturday, May 25 – 17 :00, Sunday, May 26 Food & Services : water, drinks, energy drinks, snacks, fruit, support crew Address : 650-2 Wontong-ri, Buk-myeon, Inje-gun, Gangwon-do

Course 10

Wontong Central Park(CP9) → Inje Central Rest Area(Arrival)

Distance : 92.45km | Difficulty : ★

Characteristic Features

  • Elevation : The route is a flat road with altitudes from 220m to 200m
  • Surface : Majority of the route is either a bike path or a sidewalk
  • Course summary : The old road connecting Wontong and Inje remains a historic site and a reminder of the Korean War and the tragic division of Korea into North and South.
  • Course Management Tips :
    - Staying hydrated is crucial as walking on a flat open road under the sun can pose a challenge. Drink luke- warm water rather than cold water as often as you can.
    - Get yourself some local treats in downtown Wontong and replenish your energy to finish the race.

Key Signs to Watch

  • Watch out for vehicles when crossing Seohogyo Bridge.
  • Watch out for vehicles when crossing Livingston Bridge.
  • Watch out for vehicles when crossing Hapganggyo Bridge.




Check Point

FINISH. Inje Central Rest Area Operating Hours : 09:30, Saturday, May 25 – 20:00, Sunday, May 26 Food & Services : massage, instant cup noodles, ice cream Address : 48 Bibong-ro, Inje-eup, Inje-gun, Gangwon-do (430 Sangdong-ri, Inje-eup)


- At checkpoints, water, energy food, toilets, and medical services are provided.
- The course may be slightly altered due to the organizer's circumstances.
- Some caution sections will have guides deployed for control.