Mt Hakken-zan is a great short hike on the edge of Sapporo city that can be fun for everyone including families.
Part of Hokkaido: Sapporo City
Mountain Height: 498 meters
Trip type: Day Hike
Beginner hikers : Medium
Experience hikers : Easy
Suitable for : Kids and Adults ( Kids over six years old )
Trail open: Mid April to Mid November
|Starting point of the hiking trail|
The trail starts from a small car park and slowly works it's way through the trees for about 15 minutes then the trail flattens out for about 10 minutes before slowly working it's way up and traverses the hill side.
|The trail from the car park|
|traversing the hill side|
|The ridge trail|
|The ridge trail to the top|
On the way down you have a choice to take a different trail down. This trail takes you around the back of Mt Hakken-zan and longer than the trail up and different. This trail works down the backside and ends up in a small village (well a few country houses). You have to walk down to the end of the road when you will come to a colorful sign with a cherry on it. Here you turn left and walk about 10 minutes to you come to a big dirt drive way which is an entrance to a place that does horse riding, BBQs, It is a kind of small family park. You walk through it a follow the small dirt road to the back and hill a small hill to where you can see where the horses are kept and there you will see the sign to where you pick up the hiking trail again back to the starting point.
|The back trail down|
|Walking through the village on the way out|
|Walking through the family par to pick up the hiking trail again|
|The trail heading back to the car park|
The abundant plants and wonderful view from the top makes this short but splendid hike worth doing. This hike is worth doing, especially if you have a morning or afternoon to kill in the city on a nice sunny day
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