KANNABE HIKING TRAILS – Visit Kinosaki

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KANNABE HIKING TRAILS

VOLCANO HIKE

Come hike to the mouth of one of Kansai Region’s youngest volcanoes. You can stroll up to the top from the parking lot of the roadside rest area “Kannabe Kougen” in about 20 to 30 minutes. There are guided tours available for a certain fee.
Enjoy the view over the crater and out onto the mountain ranges of Kannabe Highlands. When you go down the mountain see if you can find the “wind cave” and scoria layers on the side of the mountain.

Basic Information

Difficulty Level
Easy to moderate
Average Length
About 1.5km one way
Average Time
About 20-30 minutes one way
Trail Condition
Some sections are paved, while the unpaved parts will be grassy, uneven and dirt. Sturdy shoes are recommended.
Trail Season
Can be hiked from spring to fall. Reservations with a local business can be made to take a guided snowshoe hike on the trail during winter months.

VOLCANIC ROCK HIKE

Walk along the old lava flow formed from an explosion of the nearby volcano long ago. The flow cut through the valley and is responsible for the various and beautiful waterfalls hidden along the trail.
There are more than 30 places of interest along the 7km or so hike. Best to bring good walking shoes with ankle support and good traction as part of the course will be slippery and over rough and uneven terrain. Guides can be hired to take you along the course and point out all the good scenic spots.

Basic Information

Difficulty Level
Moderate
Average Length
About 7 km one way
Average Time
About 2.5 hours
Trail Condition
Unpaved, extremely rocky and uneven. Some areas will be wet and slippery. Sturdy shoes are required. Water resistant shoes are recommended.
Trail Season
Can be hiked from spring to fall. Reservations with a local business can be made to take a guided hike along this trail.

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