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Wonderful experience! Trail begins on a paved road in decent condition which winds through a disarmingly charming local village - where I watched for the first time such things as a farmer using a carabao-drawn plow. Several locals offered to be tour guides. We finally gave in and one led us along for a very modest fee - there are no signs so it was good to know we were in the right path. Our guide spoke no English and was polite about my attempts to ask questions. Once through the village the trail becomes a single path along the ridge line with stunning views. On return leg bought some delicious treats from villagers. Not strenuous but ups and downs afford a good workout. Great day hike. No bugs. Should have brought more sunscreen. Nothing unfortunately in the way of wildlife as this area was deforested long ago, but the views are not to be missed!

hiking
4 months ago

It was indeed a wonderful route..

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muddy
5 months ago

Awesome trail. the loop is no longer in service. the guide did out and back.

I would recommend this trail good for suitable for begginers,

hiking
7 months ago

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over grown
10 months ago

Great views from both the summit and the Rockies https://hikingtheworld.blog/2019/03/18/mt-maculot-batangas/

an excellent trip for anyone wanting breathtaking views of Taal. you'll need to pay for a "guide" and get there early. it's very busy at the top as everyone must have 2000 selfies to commemorate the hike. super short but very steep. this was easy for me but my friends needed breaks.

mountain biking
Fri May 04 2018

This is a nice XC route with intermediate short XC type downhill sections. Be sure to bring plenty of hydration because stores are scarce.

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washed out
Sun Feb 18 2018

Strenuous but it's all worth it, the place is very challenging and speaking of adventures this is one of them. 60 kilometers of all kinds of challenges, some are 80 degrees climb, some area we have to do rappelling, the humid climate, muddy trails, and sulfur trails. Truly a hikes to behold because of its beauty. We first camp at the outskirt of Tumpis, and all the way up to the White Sand a designated campground before the summit. Early morning assault on the summit of Sunrise a view of Lake Jordan, the caldera of Mt. Apo. Packed our gears and assaulted the tallest peak of Mt. Apo, at the top of the Philippine island. Traversed down to the Kidapawan trail and we camp at the majestic Lake Venido for the night before going back down the trail to Lake Agco.

hiking
Wed Dec 27 2017

The views are awesome, steep drops and small scree fields, panoramic views of the rice fields as well. A bit difficult to coordinate with local authorities since it's quite far-flung and signal is spotty. Also, as with almost all the major trails in the Philippines, a guide is required (they have fast and slow guides, depending on the fitness level of the hiker). Usual "circuit" doesn't include the trip back to the town proper as it is mostly road. Fortunately, my guide knew a hunter's trail that led back to the town proper. Doable in 9-12 hours in above average fitness level.

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