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Lake Omani Loop to Karakuni Drake

moderate(3)
Ebino, Miyazaki, Japan

Lake Omani Loop to Karakuni Drake is a 5.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ebino, Miyazaki, Japan that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Distance: 5.6 miles Elevation Gain: 2,536 feet Route Type: Loop

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

views

hiking
muddy
rocky
30 days ago

A bit technical towards the top. Well worths the effort though. Choose a sunny day if you can. Good visibility doubles the payout. Can’t miss!

Trail start: Many thanks to the first reviewer who provided exact coordinates to the entrance of the trail. Parking is right next to it. Trail: The trail is well paved with never ending steps and discreetly placed rocks. I would say that the relevant agencies who had first put up the route did a really good job to benefit all hikers. Careful of slippery rocks when wet. Route: Start off at the entrance and hike upwards 1.2km to Lake Omani, a crater lake. This is also known as the Lake Omani trailhead. Next you have the option to complete the Lake Omani Trail Loop. Turning right will bring you East (the longer route) and left, West. But both will bring back to the trailhead. You will hike along the ridge of the lake. We started with the East and thankfully so as that was a lot more picturesque than the West. Somewhere in the middle of both East and West options (you will see an emergency hut here) is another route (1.2km) towards Mount Karakunidake. The gradient is steep but the views are absolutely breath taking and worth it at the summit. At the summit you have the option to take another route towards the Ebino Highlands, but we went back to the Lake Omani trailhead.

hiking
Sun Oct 07 2018