Mt. Rokko Trail

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Mt. Rokko Trail is a 17.4 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Higashiashiyachō, Hyōgo, Japan that features a waterfall and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

17.4 km
1,253 m
Out & Back



nature trips







The trail up to Mt. Rokko is very nice with beautiful views over Osaka and Kobe. Starting from Ashiya will lead through a very rocky landscape and most locals wear gloves to not cut their hands. While hiking downhill to Arima it seemed that completing the trail from west to east, starting from Arima, must be much easier. A map or GPS tracking is highly recommended as all trail signs are in Japanese language, only the distance signs give an indication of direction.

1 month ago

This trail is what hiking is all about. I was intimidated by the description of "experienced hikers" because I tend to minimize my experience. Yes it is challenging but I will now officially call myself experienced because it was not intimidating. However if you think hiking is mostly flat terrain or gentle inclines then this might not be for you. I missed the summit because I didn't realize I was there. When you get to the restaurant at the road, zoom in on the map, I think you need to follow the road around the curve for the view. I am disappointed I missed the view but it was definitely an excellent hike.

8 months ago

Beautiful trail and a great little workout! It's a bit steep on the way up but once you reach the peak it's an easy trek down to the Arima area. Stopped in at the Kin no Yu onsen to soak in the natural, mineral enriched waters - absolute must! Trail signage is all in Japanese with multiple forks, so make sure your GPS device or phone is charged to last the distance.

11 months ago

Beautiful trail that provides a great workout climbing. Note that there are two ascents to make it to the top. If you want to return to Kobe instead of Arima, then follow the trail along the road to the right. It will take you to the top of the cable car for a descent. There is some up and down hiking through here, but avoids the road with traffic and no road shoulder.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Awesome trail with great chances of meeting locals that complete the trail about twice a week.

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