When we started hiking, we read a lot of blogs and did a lot of research. The one thing that we felt was missing was an overall ranking of the hikes that person had been on. What’s “easy” to one hiker may very well be “SS Rank” for others, and we learned this the hard way.
*Since difficulty is generally correlated with physical fitness, we don’t think anyone would classify us as athletic or “in-shape”. We’re not gym rats, and our weekly step count sometimes hovers in the hundreds. With that said, we have been known to do long walks so we know a thing or two about stamina and mental toughness.
Here’s a detailed explanation of the From Pineapples hike-ranking system along with a complete list of hikes and their associated rank.
Overall Hikes Ranking System
🍍- C Class – Easy
There are cable cars and vending machines, or the path is mostly paved.
🍍🍍- B Class – Easy
Still pretty easy, but there aren’t any cable cars to get you to the top.
🍍🍍🍍- A Class – Moderate
Steep areas that require stamina, but doable for anyone in decent physical shape.
🍍🍍🍍🍍- S Class – Difficult
You’ll need to prep gear and there are areas that are pretty dangerous / scary.
🍍🍍🍍🍍🍍- SS Class – Epic
High elevation, unpredictable weather, lots of steep inclines with narrow pathways.
Full List of Hikes
Here’s the list, in alphabetical order to make finding them easier!
- Ougiyama (扇山) in Yamanashi Prefecture – 🍍🍍🍍
- Ougiyama (扇山) to Momokurayama in Yamanashi Prefecture – 🍍🍍🍍🍍