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Best trails in Mount Merbabu National Park

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Explore the most popular trails in Mount Merbabu National Park 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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Mount Merbabu National Park, also known as Gunung Merbabu and the "Mountain of Ash" is a stratovolcano in Java. Mount Merbabu exploded twice in the past, once during 1560 and another during 1797 which was rated level 2 on the Volcanic Explosivity Index. However the volcano is dormant now and is popular for its challenging hiking trails with scenic views. Check out the other volcano located in this park. Mount Merapi, known as "Fire Mountain," which is the most active volcano in Indonesia. This volcano erupts regularly and has killed many people over the years. Villages had to be relocated and evacuated during raised alerts. Mount Merapi has erupted so frequently that the shape of the volcano has changed!

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Top trails (3)
#1 - Merbabu Mountain Trail
Mount Merbabu National Park
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Length: 9.5 mi • Est. 7 h 39 m
Mount Merbabu is a volcano located in Central Java, near the city of Jogjakarta. Because of its close location, Merbabu is a perfect high ground to see the currently active Merapi Mountain. There areShow more
#2 - Mount Merbabu via Suwanting
Mount Merbabu National Park
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Length: 8 mi • Est. 7 h 20 m
Mount Merbabu via Suwanting is a 8 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Boyolali, Central Java, Indonesia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trShow more
#3 - Mount Merapi
Mount Merbabu National Park
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 5 h 14 m
Mount Merapi is a 6.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Boyolali, Central Java, Indonesia that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hShow more