Maheuni Oreum is a horseshoe-shaped crater located in Suman-ri Village, Namwon-eup. It has an elevation of 552m and a height of 47m. Maheuni Oreum is also known as Maani Oreum and Mahani Oreum. Before the Jeju April Third Incident in 1948, farmers worked fields in the bowl of this volcanic crater and even as late as the 1960s, roe deer were hunted here.
The distance from the trail entrance to the summit of Maheuni Oreum is 5.3 kilometers one way. It is a little over 10 kilometers in total (a 3 to 4 hour walk), so it is recommended that you pack water and a snack.
- Maheuni Gwe (Rock Feature)
Maheuni Gwe is semi-circular in shape and about 10m wide, 7~8m high, and 4m deep. The rock is basalt containing pyroxene and plagioclase semi-crystals. Water flowing along the surface of the earth collects at the top, resulting in dripping water.
Please note: The forest is thick and the sunlight is generally blocked, so please be sure not to lose your way as the evening approaches. In summer, there is a lot of grass, so wear long-sleeved long pants and walk to protect yourself from insects.