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OCTOBER 22 - 23


Rhea Huerto

First jumpoff: Sitio Karahume, Brgy. Macabud, Rodriguez second jumpoff: Sitio Balagbag, Brgy. San Isidro, Rodriguez LLA: 777 MASL (unverified) Days required / Hours to summit: 1 day / 1-2 hours Specs: Minor climb, Difficulty 3/9, Trail class 1-2 BACKGROUND A hiking destination favored for its proximity to Metro Manila is Mt. Balagbag, located in Rodriguez (formerly Montalban), Rizal. This mountain is part of the Sierra Madre range as it transitions into the plains of Central and Southern Luzon. At over 700 MASL, it is of sufficient elevation to offer views of Ortigas and some parts of Metro Manila, as well as the Ipo Watershed. The trail is very easy and wide, and Mt. Balagbag is also a favorite of mountain bikers. Although locals recall a past when the mountain was covered with trees, it is now barren, and hikers who will trek it summer will find sun exposure as the only difficulty in this trek. Hence, dimtrekking (hiking very early in the morning or late afternoon) is recommended. Additional features of Mt. Balagbag include some small waterfalls and rivers along the way, as well as the possibility of traversing to San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan or other barangays of Rodriguez, Rizal. Along the way to Mt. Balabag, there is also the Veterans’ Peak or Veterans’ Summit which is more of a local tourist spot. There are security concerns regarding Balagbag at the moment, but it has the potential to be a nice and near hiking spot from Manila.

START Sun October 22, 2017 03:00 PM

END Mon October 23, 2017 02:00 PM

MEETING PLACE Kia Theatre, General Malvar Avenue, Quezon City, NCR, Philippines

PRICE ₱699.00/ Person


Who's Going?

15 slots left!

Maranat falls Entrance Fee Sunblock
Mt.balagbag Summit Guide Snacks
Transportation water
Trsh Bags fo clean up Packed Breakfast &lunch


Day 1
Dayhike 0500 From Cubao, take jeep to Jolibee Tungko 0600 From Jolibee Tungko, take jeep to Karahume or Licao-Licao* 0700 Explore the waterfalls from Karahume 1030 Head off to the summit 1200 Arrival at summit 1300 Head down to Licao-Licao 1500 Back at jumpoff; wash up 1600 ETD Cubao 1800 ETA Cubao