For a limited time only, save 30% on a year of AllTrails Pro!
Get Started
Help keep our trails and parks open during COVID-19 by committing to social distancing. Some trails or park services may be closed this weekend so check with local authorities before heading out.
Learn more

Jawbone Ridge is a 6.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kunigami, Okinawa, Japan that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until September.

Length 6.8 mi Elevation gain 1,925 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

Views

Description
Waypoints (0)

Parking: Two locations to park for the route. One is where the marker is dropped. Second is if you take a left and drive up the hill towards the actual route start point. There is plenty of space and closed down buildings there to park in front of. Bathrooms: One is at start of the route near the top of the first hill. Second is at the base of the second peak. Route: Easily navigated with rope the whole way and plenty of markers to prevent getting lost. A few steep points but not many. This route on AllTrails includes a lot of road starting from the first parking spot. After the highest peak, the return route is also just a cement road. Views: A few good spots to overlook the bay and the ocean. Nice trail. Decently maintained.

Weather
UV Index
Daylight
Reviews (43)
Photos (42)
Recordings (37)
Completed (56)
Tim Yoder
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 2, 2020
Hiking

Great..started raining and saw 5 snakes so being that we had 2 females you can guess how that hike went:) lol good shit overall.

View Tim's Recording
Tim E.
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarAugust 2, 2020
Walking

Really nice hike, it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be and it only took me about 3 hrs to do the entire thing. Started at the first point and miraculously found the tail head. I was walking the road and to the left just after a small sitting area I saw some stairs in the trees and decided to take it. Turns out it was the trail. It follows the Ridgeline most of the way with a fork in the middle to take 2 different routes. I went right and it went down the mountain on the back side of the ocean view. Once we got to the official start point the route was highly think and at times I couldn't see the trail due to overgrown habu but you can't get lost due to the ropes. Almost walked into some really big spiders due to the path being overgrown. Once at the starting point we walked the road back to where I parked which was mostly back up the mountain. You walk by a few houses with really friendly people. The hike is well shaded with a thick canopy above and I only came to 2 open areas where you could really see out if the forest. If you see a smaller path through the woods when walking along the ridge, take it. If a rope doesn't stop you then you you should be able to get another view of the ocean from one of the peaks.

Duayne Green
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJune 12, 2020
WalkingMuddyOver grownRockyScrambleWashed out

I saw 2 habitats on the trail.

View Duayne's Recording
Nathan and Mandy Kirschke
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMay 27, 2020
HikingRocky

Absolutely loved this trail. 100% worth your time. Definitely do not start at the initial starting point—instead make it a 5-mile and it will be beautiful the entire way. This is a hiker’s dream trail!!

Karen Balabis
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarApril 18, 2020
Hiking

Watch out for the Habu especially near the outcrops/view areas. Forested parts of trail are great. Check out the old stone wall that was built to keep wild boars away from the villagers' crops (sweet potatoes and other crops). I saw lots of butterfly and walked face first into many spider webs. The paved portion includes passing by small Okinawan homes and citrus groves. Also, a very friendly old man loves to stop hikers to chat and practice his English. I've hiked this twice, and stopped to talk to him both times. He's got a beautiful garden with a gorgeous view that he's very proud of. Check out the old resort area too. Not sure what happened, but all that's left are abandoned buildings, swimming pool, etc. The view is stunning from several lookouts along the trail! Enjoy!

Byron Jean
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarApril 18, 2020
HikingOver grown

This trail was a monter. Not recommended for little kids unless they have been acclimated and fit. It is a lot of fun. You will like you are in the wilderness. A must do for all outdoor fanatics. There are a lot of histories in those trails.

View Byron's Recording
Carey W.
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMarch 28, 2020
HikingBugs

Great trail. Some very steep sections but nice views at tops. Long road walk but minimal traffic and pleasant areas. Watch out for snakes. The one I almost stepped on was at one of the lookouts where I assume it was out in the sun. Caught me by surprise. Great hike.

View Carey's Recording
Salvador Moreno
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFebruary 1, 2020
Hiking

Recommend for anyone who is conditioned well. Trail is very steep but has beautiful views and stairs. Would not recommend pets as some parts of the trail are slippery and narrow.

View Salvador's Recording
Marcus Anthony
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJanuary 4, 2020
Hiking

It was mentally challenging! Also the abandoned hotel next to it was super awesome and made it that much cooler! My new favorite spot. Also, on the road up you’ll see a sign that says open garden, a great local nobu lives there and welcomes everyone on his property.

Deanna Haxton
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarOctober 22, 2019
HikingOver grown
View Deanna's Recording
Matthew Brown
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJune 10, 2019
HikingBugsMuddyRocky

Not a bad trail, slippery in spots, stays under cover most of the way until you get to the last two peaks, then you will have some nice views. Watch for snakes and spider webs. Steep in a couple areas.

Patrick LaChance
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarMay 26, 2019
HikingBugsRocky

The ropes are just fence lines, not helper ropes like the trails in Hawaii for example. Lots of forks so it's easy to make a wrong turn. Download your maps ahead of time so you have them because data service is negligible. I wouldn't call this a "hard" trail. Moderate at best. Anyone calling this "hard" doesn't do many trails. Out and back is best. Why do a bunch of asphalt hiking when you don't have to?

View Patrick's Recording
Steven Louis
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarMay 25, 2019
HikingOver grownRocky

This trail provides nice views of the island and ocean from a few of the peaks, but only briefly. Much of the trail was very narrow and nearly overgrown. Wear tall socks or long pants or otherwise accept that brush and grasses will be ankle level. Lots of wildlife: wild pig, crows, snakes, lizards all spotted. Trails are hard to spot. I recommend making sure you have google maps or similar open to make sure you know where you are. Much of the trail to the south is paved. All in all, an ok outing, but nothing incredibly outstanding.

Carlos M
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarApril 27, 2019
Hiking

Parking: two locations to park for the route. One is where the marker is dropped. Second is if you take a left and drive up the hill towards the actual route start point. There is plenty of space and closed down buildings there to park in front of. Bathrooms: One is at start of the route near the top of the first hill. Second is at the base of the second peak. Route: Easily navigated with rope the whole way and plenty of markers to prevent getting lost. A few steep points but not many. This route on AllTrails includes a lot of road starting from the first parking spot. After the highest peak, the return route is also just a cement road. Views: A few good spots to overlook the bay and the ocean. Nice trail. Decently maintained.

Marina Sereda
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarApril 9, 2019
Hiking

It was nice, quit hard hike for me as/ or I was too tired :) was lost a couples of times due to no internet connection. It took us around four hours to finish the hike up and the way back. If you are with car you can start a bit up from the first viewpoint and leave the car there.

L'wren Latte
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarFebruary 10, 2019
Hiking

Do out and back... unless you want to road-march the last 3rd of the hike. :)

View L'wren's Recording
David Medina
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFebruary 3, 2019
Hiking

Took this trail a couple weeks back. Loved it. I agree with the other comment that the last third or so is a paved road.

William Meridith
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarNovember 11, 2018

a difficult but rewarding hike

Andres Cervantes
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarOctober 28, 2018
Hiking
First to Review

Awesome trail, I would not suggest bringing kids, dogs and to go with a partner. It’s a very long, tricky trail. Some parts can be tight and slippery. The App says it’s a moderate trail but I could argue it’s more in the Hard side.

Tim Yoder
Gray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarAugust 6, 2020
Hiking
View Tim's Recording
Mason Flynn
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJune 28, 2020
Running
View Mason 's Recording
David Jackman
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarMay 29, 2020
Hiking
View David's Recording
Showing results 1 - 22 of 43