Where is Kobe Japan?
Superbly magnificent Japan is forever an outdoor treasure of indescribable value. This guidetravel blog covers the South Cascades in Washington through Oregon, including the North Coastal Range all the way to the Japan in the northeast part of the state. Simply put, Day Hikes in the Japan is a day hiker’s dream in print. It’s written solely with the hiker in mind so jaunts are easily followed with colorful pictures and detailed maps.
Where is Kobe Japan? | Kobe Japan Map | Map of Kobe Japan Photo Gallery
Concise directions with road conditions from Portland (or Seattle, in a few cases) to each trailhead are given (where online map services fail at times), along with what pass is needed to park at the trailhead or on the hike if any, and whether or not a restroom is present at the trailhead. For each hike, the mileage, compass directional, landmarks, and suggested routes for loops are described meticulously. Many people by habit hardly ever drive more than an hour or two from the house to the trailhead, but for that extra hour or so most avid hikers and locals have known for a long time their efforts are well rewarded! The hikes with drives longer than 4 hours are better enjoyed when camping or seeking accommodations near the trailheads.
For parking, many trailheads require a day use fee, which can be covered by a Northwest Forest Pass in Oregon or a Northwest Forest Pass or Discover Pass in Washington. Both passes are good for one day ($5 to around $12 per vehicle) or one year ($30 to $35) and are available online (www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r6/passes-permits/recreation/?cid=fsbdev2_027010, or discoverpass.wa.gov), at ranger stations, and at many retail outlets. It’s always helpful to look up your hike online for particulars on payment at the trailhead and to make sure trails are open. At times a trail may be inaccessible due to rock- or landslides, flooding, road closures, fires, snow, or for wildlife protection. I also highly recommend glancing over the hike before leaving home for vital info including what else to bring.