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Botolan, Zambales Map

on Mount Pinatubo

Monday, February 26, 2018

Took some family members here for their first hike. A great moderate hike for all ages. You have an option to hike from 7 to 5 to 3 km (more common) one way (just ask your tour guide where you'd like to be dropped off). Hiking poles or walking sticks are recommended for when you step on rocks for crossing the creak. Not much elevation gain with this hike, though there were a few stair climbing towards the end. It's mostly exposed, wide trail for the first 1.5 km then a bit shaded, narrow trail (on some parts) until the end. There are public restrooms as well as some ice cold drink and some food sold by the parking lot, midway and at the summit (cup of noodle and some snacks). View at the crater is gorgeous, you'll sure to enjoy this hike. Though it'll take you about two hours (off road) to get to the trail head, it's worth the bumpy ride.

Friday, February 02, 2018

Great hike and great scenery. Have to meet at either 3 or 4am to get to staging area before 6am. If you are over 40 years old they will take your blood pressure. The jeep ride to trailhead is bumpy, watery, and rough. The hike includes some creek crossings. There is plenty of food and bathrooms at the crater. It's a worthwhile hike. Almost no elevation until near the end and even then it's not bad. Just really rocky. Tripinas has a good tour and not expensive if you go with a group. About $45.00 USD. Private tours/hikes can be trip or quadruple that.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Gorgeous, challenging, but not steep. a fun varied hike that lasts all morning. go early to beat the heat.

Saturday, January 06, 2018

You have to arrange for a guide before you go usually use TripAdvisor or your hotel it’s a all day event starting with being loaded up in a Toyota Land Cruiser with about an hr half ride to the base then a brisk walk you will get to the rest area after 45min then another 25min additional hike to the top bring at least one liter of water older people use walking sticks.