Category Archives for Minor Climb

Mt. Parker – Lake Holon

Mount Parker, locally known as Mount Melibingoy, is a volcano located in South Cotabato. The hike consists of thick forests, beautiful lakes and local communities. The environment is teeming with different

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Taal Volcano

Another popular volcano in the Philippines is the Taal Volcano. It is known as one of the world’s smallest volcanoes. Located in the Batangas Province, visitors frequent this area because of the

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Mt. Pinatubo

Mount Pinatubo is another famous volcano in the Philippines. It is located in the borders of Taralc, Pampanga and Zambales and is a popular hiking destination to both local and foreign visitors. The

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Mt. Balagbag

Mount Balagbag is another readily accessible hike from Metro Manila. Located in Rizal, this mountain is part of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range. The trail is wide and relatively easy to navigate through.

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Mt. Pinagbanderahan

Mount Pinagbanderahan is located inside the Quezon National Forest Park. The trek through the forest is relaxing and following the trail to the top is no problem at all. The roads are well established,

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Mt. Romelo

Mount Romelo is located in Siniloan, Laguna. The trail snaking through the mountain is wet and muddy, housing a nice and refreshing natural environment. One thing to look forward to when you visit

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Mt. Tibig

Mount Tibig is another mountain in the province of Batangas. Thus is a hike for both beginners and experienced hikers alike. Just a few hours from the jump-off point, hikers will already be rewarded

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Mt. Batolusong

Elevation: 645 m above sea levelAnother hiking destination near Manila is Mount Batolusong. Located in Tanay, Rizal, this mountain is great for both beginners and experienced hikers alike. With a variety

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Mt. Nagpatong

Mount NagpatongDifficulty: EasyDays needed to complete hike: 1 dayAverage hike duration to reach summit (From jump-off point): 20 to 30 minutesJump-off point: Bonifacio Eco-park,

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Mt. Buntis

Mount BuntisDifficulty: EasyDays needed to complete hike: 1 dayAverage hike duration to reach summit (From jump-off point): 1 to 2 hoursJump-off point: Kaingin Hanging Bridge, Maragondon,

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Mt. Samat

Mount Samat is located in Pilar, Bataan. The province itself has a lot of historical context and Mount Samat is no exception. The large cross, known as the “Shrine of Valor” or “Dambana ng Kagitingan”,

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Mt. Humarap (Tatlong Krus)

Mount Humarap (Tatlong Krus)Difficulty: EasyDays needed to complete hike: 1 dayAverage hike duration to reach summit (From jump-off point): 1 to 2 hoursJump-off point: Barangay Ilaya Norte,

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Tayak Hill

Tarak RidgeDifficulty: EasyDays needed to complete hike: 1 dayAverage hike duration to reach summit (From jump-off point): 30 mins to 1 hourMajor jump-off point: Barangay Tala, Rizal,

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Mt. Timbak

Mount Timbak is considered the 9th highest mountain in the Philippines. However, despite its amazing height, this peak can be reached on just a day trip. With only a few hours of trekking through its

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Mt. Cabuyao – Mt. Sto. Tomas

Mt. Cabuyao - Mt. Sto. TomasDifficulty: EasyDays needed to complete hike: 1 dayAverage hike duration to reach summit (From jump-off point): 3 to 5 hoursJump-off point: Green Valley, Brgy.

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Mt. Puting Bato

Located at the highest point of Samal Island, Mount Puting Bato is one of the quickest day hike you can ever take in Davao. Hikers can definitely feel at one with nature as they take on its grassy

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Mt. Manalmon

Photo Credit: Kevin Jason ManuelMore like a hill than a mountain, Mount Manalmon has a very low elevation as compared to other mountain peaks. However, one must not belittle this hike because it boasts

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Mt. Sembrano

Mount Sembrano is another great option for a quick getaway for Manila hikers. Just two hours away from the city, adventure seekers can treat themselves with this easy yet highly rewarding trek. Expect

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Mt. Maculot

Mount Maculot is located in Cuenca, Batangas and is one of the more popular day hikes near Manila. Over the years, beginners and experienced hikers alike have been drawn to this relatively easy but

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Mt. Talamitam

Mount Talamitam is located in Nasugbu, Batangas. It acquired its name from the Talamitam trees that used to grow on the slopes of the mountain. However deforestation happened and the mountain is left

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