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Best trails in Akita

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Trying to find the best Akita trails? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, views trails, wildlife trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Senboku, Kazuno or Nikaho, we've got you covered. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 3 easy trails in Akita ranging from 0.7 to 2.1 miles and from 5,039 to 5,269 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Akita
Top trails (8)
#1 - Lake Towada - Oirase Gorge - Matsumi Falls
Towada-Hachimantai National Park
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Length: 29 mi • Est. Multi-day
Lake Towada - Oirase Gorge - Matsumi Falls (十和田湖 - 奥入瀬渓流 - 松見の滝) This route is actually a combination of two promenades. One goes to the Oirase Gorge and the other to Matsumi Falls. As you can see on the route, the first day can be stopped at the Oirase Gorge inn. You can also shorten a portion of the route, or even follow this route completely with a 2-day plan. The Oirase Gorge is a special scenic spot and has been designated as a national monument and is protected by the national government. There are many attractions such as waterfalls, clear streams and rocks. The contrast between the deep moss-green forest and the various waterfalls created Towada Hachimantai National Park and one of the most scenic spots representing Japan. This trail is a wonderful road and has many seasonal scenic spots. It's also convenient to take a bus to any part of the trail. Spend ample time in Towada and enjoy a wonderful experience.Show more
#2 - Mount Chokai: Kisakata (Hokodate) Route
Chokai Quasi-National Park
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 4 h 11 m
The starting point of this route (Mount Chokai: Kisakata (Hokodate) Route (鳥海山: 象潟口 (鉾立)ルート)) is in Akita, but the summit of Mount Chokai is in Yamagata. This is a well maintained and popular trail which offers beautiful views and opportunities to see wildlife in the area.Show more
#3 - Mount Taihei Loop
Akita, Akita, Japan
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Length: 9.5 mi • Est. 6 h 49 m
Mount Taihe (太平山) is a general name for Mount Maedake, Mount Nakadake, and Mount Okudake. Known for the beech forest, including natural Akita cedar. You enjoy various rare alpine plants on this mountain and the stunning views from the summit.Show more
#4 - Mount Hachimantai Loop
Towada-Hachimantai National Park
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 43 m
Mount Hachimantai Loop (八幡平山頂ループ) This course starts from Hachimantai Mountaintop Rest House and heads to the summit of Mount Hachimantai. The trail is well maintained, and you can enjoy the nature of Hachimantai, such as alpine flower fields, and the lakes created by volcanic activity.Show more
#5 - Hachimannuma Pond Loop
Towada-Hachimantai National Park
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 1 m
This course starts from Hachimantai Mountaintop Rest House and goes around the Hachimannuma Pond. The trail is well maintained, and you can enjoy the nature of Hachimantai, such as alpine flower fields, and the lakes created by volcanic activity.Show more
#6 - Kagaminuma Pond (Dragon’s Eye)
Towada-Hachimantai National Park
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 21 m
Kagaminuma Pond (Dragon’s Eye) (鏡沼 (竜の目)) This course continues to Kagaminuma. It is known that a phenomenon called "dragon's eye" appears on the surface of the water in May.Show more
#7 - Hachimantai Nature Observation Trail Course
Towada-Hachimantai National Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 12 m
This trail departs from Hachimantai Mountaintop Rest House and takes you through the magnificent nature of Hachimantai which include alpine flower fields, and the lakes and ponds created by volcanic activities. Show more
#8 - Mount Hachimantai Winter Trail
Towada-Hachimantai National Park
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Length: 7.7 mi • Est. 4 h 44 m
This course starts from Onuma pond in Akita-Hachimantai area and heads to Mount Hachimantai which offers you the opportunity to see the superb nature of Hachimantai.Show more