Explore the most popular Parks in Okinawa with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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bugs
22 hours ago

Great views. Flying beetles (I think) were dive bombing us at the top. Ropes were very helpful as it was steep and slippery in spots. Walking stick is handy even if just for web removal.

hiking
4 days ago

I would recommend if you don’t mind small walk ways! I did this one today and the day before but we never actually found the jumping ropes. We made it to the top and saw some amazing views. The map was very confusing and my group and I ended up about 20 mins away when we got out. Maybe that’s on us but it was a lot of fun anyways and we will definitely be returning to do it again!

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rocky
4 days ago

I had so much fun doing it kid friendly if your kid is a brave one. Very slippery a lot to see great views. I did C and it was hard and long but a lot of neat tiny waterfalls. C took us along the river and it gets confusing where the trail is for a bit but it will connect to it just by following the river.. No dogs allowed and I can she why a lot of climbing with ropes and climbing down the rope! Very recomendable to go on this trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail. I see a lot of people saying it’s more of a park but that all depends on what trail you take. There are three trails here: A, B, and C. We took the C trail (the longest one) and it was awesome! Tons of vertical climbing, trekking up a creek with some small waterfalls, stunning views. If you head to the rope swing area you’ll find more of a park than a hike but still fun! My husband and neighbor wore our kids (both about a year and a half old) with little issues. There were a few spots that were a little overgrown where we had to watch the kiddos heads but not bad. Will for sure be back!

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rocky
2 months ago

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3 months ago

If you want to actually summit Mt Yonaha, the official track being displayed by All Trails is inaccurate. Look at "other recordings" for a track that will take you to the summit.

This is a fun trail that's not too technical, but unfortunately doesn't have any good viewpoints due to vegetation. Lots of side trail options for exploring.

4-6 parking spots at the trail head with plenty of additional street parking along an infrequently travelled road. Clean eco-toilets also available at trailhead. Starts out on an old road bed that hasn't been maintained in a very long time. Several small waterfalls can be seen along the way. About halfway to the summit you'll reach a set of information boards and a large rock monument. From that point the trail turns into a narrow washed out single track that weaves through a bamboo forest. You will climb a summit and then drop down to a right hand turn with a small sign that says 50m. Follow the trail across a saddle to the second summit where the actual benchmark is. At the benchmark you can go three different directions. To make it somewhat of a loop, take the left trail down until you reach a flat riverbed. Follow the riverbed until it turns into a trail again. You will take another left and traverse down a draw until you reach a small cabin where a nice old Japanese man lives. Just above his cabin you'll find the old road bed again. Follow the old road back to where the single track started. From there you'll back track to the trail head.

There are lots of trail offshoots but this is a good track for reaching the benchmark with minimal backtracking.

When you're done, make sure to check out the Okinawa Rail cafe about a mile down the road from the trail head. You'll be glad you did!

hiking
3 months ago

More of a park than a hiking trail. Fairly slippery after the rain. Trail is well-marked and doable for beginners. You get one good scenic view at a mid-point (at the castle-like structure) but no view from the top.

Cool little trail. Ok to bring kids. Half a mile up and half a mile down. Decently paved trail.

hiking
6 months ago

A lot of snakes this time of year stay on the regular trail. We saw a few cool tree snakes but a lot of poisonous snakes.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

We did this as a family, the day after a typhoon hit Okinawa. It’s an ok outing, but other than some very overgrown parts there wasn’t much to write home about.
The children found the crocodile meets that we found fascinating, but were disappointed that there wasn’t anything more interesting on the hike.
They definitely enjoyed the waterfalls at Henan River more.

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on Mount Yonaha Trail

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