The easiest and fastest trail. The ascent only takes 90 minutes from the starting point to the summit. It is easy for beginners, children and families.
【Trail entrance】 Iwakagami-daira（Numakura, Kurikoma, Miygagi Pref.）
【Distance】 approximately 2.9km
【Altitude of trail entrance】 1,113m
【Altitude difference】 513m
【Total altitude difference】 approximately 517m
【Difficulty level】 physical endurance ★☆☆☆☆ technique ★☆☆☆☆ risk ★☆☆☆☆
【Other information】 No drinking water available on trail No dangerous places
【Phone reception】 Docomo strong signals au and Softbank weak signals
There are nine trails that lead to the summit of Mt Kurikoma. The easiest trail is the Central (Chuo) trail. The ascent to the summit only takes 90 minutes from the starting point to the summit.
The first part of the trail is a gentle slope up forested path, while the second part offers a great view of breathtaking scenery. This path may become crowded in the peak season for viewing the autumn leaves.
The trail is paved. It is easy for beginner hikers, children, and families, and is the most commonly used trail with one of the best evacuation routes. Although many people use the Higashi Kurikoma trail the whole way around Mt Kurikoma, taking the Higashi Kurikoma trail for your ascent and the Central (Chuo) trail for descent is another good option.
【Time】 Ascent 90 minutes Descent 70 minutes
1.Iwakagami-daira ～50 min.（40 min.）～ 2.Peak 1,408 ～30 min.（23 min.）～ 3.Trail junction of the Central (Chuo) and the Higashi Kurikoma trail ～ 10 min.（7 min.）～ 4.Summit
2.Peak 1,408 ～30min.（23min.）～ Trail junction of the Central (Chuo) and the Higashi Kurikoma trail
3.Trail junction of the Central (Chuo) and the Higashi Kurikoma trail ～ 10min.（7min.）～ Summit