Route: Southern Yatsugataki Loop (Japan)

Submitted by Richard on Sat, 11/20/2021 - 06:52am
Nagano, JP
20.38 km
Vertical Gain
2,064 m

This is probably one of the most popular loops in the Yatsugataki mountain range. This particular loop starts a kilometer below the Minoto Bus stop, it follows the road past the bus stop and then onto a gentle gravel road for about 5 kilometers. The course follows a stream to the largest mountain hut in the range, Akadake Kosen, from here the course climbs steeply up to Iodake and the ridge line. The Southern Loop contains the 3 highest peaks in Yatsugataki (Yoko, Aka, and Amida).