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Mount Pinatubo via Sta Juliana is a 16.5 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Botolan, Zambales, Philippines that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, mountain biking, and off road driving.

Length 16.5 mi Elevation gain 4,163 ft Route type Point to Point


Mountain biking

Ohv / off road driving




No shade

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This unique journey explores a vast crater. Please make sure to plan this journey well in advance, as it requires specific gear and renting of a 4x4 vehicle. They journey will begin in a rented jeep leaving from the tourism office in Sta Juliana. You will drive the vehicle to the parking area and then start your trek to and from the crater. Some choose to use mountain bikes to make the journey. 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).

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First to Review

well, ive done this twice and to be honest it tested my endurance, agility, strength, patience etc.. the 4x4 ride at the start was all fun plus the magnificent view to boot. Start of the trail was awesome, feels like you're one with nature. the first time was life changing, never thought id do it again. It gets harder as you go along and I almost fainted (almost but not quite! lol) the second time I went there was no joke. because of typhoon what used to be a trail turned into a lake, so we had to go around it that doubles the time you reach the crater. 7km going up there. my legs and feet hurt but the experience is priceless. The maximum effort we put on this trail was one of the best highlights of my life!