Rock Garden Trail

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Rock Garden Trail is a 10.3 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Motoyamachō-Kitahata, Hyōgo, Japan that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
10.3 km
ELEVATION GAIN
813 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

This is a very popular trail that goes from Ashiya in Kobe to the top of Mt. Rokko. There are many scenic spots along the way with a wide variety of terrain features to make this a very enjoyable hike.

hiking
2 months ago

This trail can be difficult with some technical rock climbs/descents. It was very busy when I went (the weekend) with people of all ages, including many impressive older people charging it. Views of Osaka can be glimpsed throughout with an impressive panoramic view at the very summit. The trail includes several small stream crossings.

The first 1/4 mile is all rock climbing but then becomes a typical trail, so don't get discouraged as I did by.
The trail is well worn and well defined. There are a couple of forks with no English on the trail markers, so prepared.

Note: that this trail as listed doesn't go to the summit and it's only about another 1/4 mile. Make sure you do that to get the summit view!

hiking
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

This is a great hike for anyone that is traveling or living in the Kansai region.

recorded ashiya

Thursday, June 02, 2016