The Shin-etsu Trail Club, formed on January 16th, 2004, is a nonprofit organization accredited by Nagano Prefecture. Our mission is to manage and maintain the 80km trail that stretches over the Sekida Mountains, as well as introduce its beauty to a wider audience. Additionally, we try to educate people on the importance of the trail’s natural surroundings, most notably the magnificent Japanese beech-tree forests, along with local history and culture.
The trail’s accessibility depends on snowfall conditions. Generally, Sections 1&2 are open from the end of May and Sections 5&6 from the middle of June.