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Mount Awadake is a 2.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Nago, Okinawa, Japan that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips.

Length 2.6 mi Elevation gain 1,040 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

Nature trips

Views

Rocky

Scramble

No shade

Description
Waypoints (2)

Do not bring dogs or young children. It's also suggested avoiding the trail after a rainfall, it just gets a little slick when it’s wet! You can park near the community center, then walk down a road to get to the trail (use the app to guide you). You pass some goats and a couple houses. Once on the trail, you will reach the point where the loop starts/stops. You can go left or right (straight-ish) if you go right, you will reach another point where the trail splits. GO LEFT. There are times when the path is not clear so just look for the tape on the trees (the color of tape changes).

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Reviews (55)
Photos (84)
Recordings (45)
Completed (84)
Eliasib Cortes
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Hiking

This trail is a challenge. Do not bring kids, be in shape and bring a lot of water. There will be spiders bring a stick to clear the path. Wear at least long pants and ankle boots, unless you like to get hurt. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Overall it was great!

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Galen Dobbins
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HikingRocky
Carlos Lazu
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HikingRocky
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Bruce Jones
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HikingRocky
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Kristina Johnson
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HikingMuddyRockyScramble

Despite it being extremely slippery, it was beautiful. Recommend wearing long pants and gloves, lots of climbing up and over rocks. My 7 year old crushed the hike, we hike very often so he is fairly experienced.

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Jan Peer
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HikingRocky

This trail is amazing. it took me 2 hours for one round (excluding my big break on top). it is really rocky and sometimes there are some roses, so I recommend long pants. When I hiked up, I took the right path on the split, so I had a nice view on the sea when I hiked down.

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Keller Rongey
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HikingRockyScramble
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Winn S
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HikingRockyScramble

A super fun and interesting trail. A lot of climbing on uneven rocks. There were tapes on trees and branches leading the way but a few times we had to stop and look carefully for them. The first cave came fairly quickly after we started climbing, but we missed the second one. The view on the first peak was incredible, but please continue forward on the ridge (as there were no markings at all), and after some scrambling and walking, you will reach the second peak. The descent was gradual and long, it seemed that we were walking through the valley.

Wiliam Supratman
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HikingOver grownRocky

We finished the hike in under 4 hours (recommended 5-6 hours), it was a fun hike, lots of climbing and navigating through rocks and boulders, not so much of monotonous walking. Definitely be careful of your footing and be firm when stepping over every step as the rocks are really uneven. For the less nimble, just take it slow. The view from the 1st peak is gorgeous. And yes, please take the left path (out of the 3) for the longest loop and more fun! Just follow the red tape all the way till the end. The route back will set you through the deep forest which seems to come out straight out of Ghibli movie. Highly recommended for a fun hike, but not too strenuous. Park at the Matsuyama community centre or the few lots right outside it. After that don't walk down the path. Instead, walk back and take the left road. After a few hundred meters past several farmer's houses, you will see the trail entrance with the map.

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Kelly Edens
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HikingRocky

We really enjoyed this hike! However, it is challenging. Do not bring dogs or young children. I would also suggest avoiding the trail after a rainfall, it just gets a little slick when it’s wet! When you park near the community center you first walk down a road to get to the trail (use the app to guide you). You pass some goats and a couple houses. Once on the trail, you will reach the point where the loop starts/stops. You can go left or right (straight-ish) if you go right, you will reach another point where the trail splits. GO LEFT. My suggestion is be patient and go slow! And MAKE SURE to follow the markers on the trees. They use different colors throughout, but is marked well. The views are WELL worth it! No picture can do it justice!

David Jackman
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HikingRockyScramble
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Jathaniel Pettitt
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HikingScramble

Great trail, when you park at the community center take the road down the hill and follow it till it ends. The trail is not easily marked at the beginning. When you get to the wood plank that has Japanese Kanji, go either straight or to the left (we went straight). Either way you go will bring you around the other way on the loop. There are times when the path is not clear so just look for the tape on the trees (the color of tape changes). Just follow the tape! It will take you from the Shire, to the Amazon jungle feel, to the highlands near the top. Beautiful views!

Deanna Haxton
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Hiking

Got off trail sometime right after the second peak. If you’re on steep loose dark soil you’re going the wrong way. Also I didn’t know there were two three-way signs. I went left at the first one and right (the middle sign) at the second. Lovely hike. Lots of spiders.

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Vivian Goi
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HikingRockyScramble

Ascend by doing clockwise of the trail, get over the steep big rocks. Descend via gradual slope. Forget to stop the tracker even after we exited trail.

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Deanna Haxton
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Hiking

Really fun hike, don’t go when it’s even a little bit wet outside. Lots of climbing over rocks, great view at the top. Slippery on the way down. Start early. Park at the community center so you don’t block farm vehicles on the road to the trailhead. I recommend to keep left at the three way junction.

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Lindsay Weyand
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HikingOver grownRockyScramble

great scramble hike. the rocks are sharp so either wear gloves or be prepared to get a little scratched. good views and steep climbs. not for the beginning hiker or families with small children. make sure you follow the tape to stay on trail

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Johan Van Staden
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HikingRockyScramble

One of my favourite trails ever. This trail is super beautiful, well marked and quite hard. Distance-wise not an issue, but incline intense at some places. Like a few reviews below, we went the left way around and also missed the cutback...this app saved us. On the decline we went off track a bit and needed to do some thorough bundu-bashing to get on track. Loved it though. If you can get to this one, go for it. PS: If you get to a hollowed out cave that is clearly a typical overnight spot you also missed the cut back. Turn around and the route will become apparent from this different approach.

Matthew Bowman
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HikingRocky

Super nice trail great adventure need to pay attention there’s a cut back we missed it but there were still some ribbons ahead took us a while to get back on the trail but it was beautiful but definitely not for the weak at heart

Bethany Tracy
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