Being part of the Sierra Madre range, Mt. Balagbag boasts its location that is quite recognisable. At over 700 MASL, Mt. Balagbag stands in the middle of Central and Southern Luzon and boasts a summit that offers a spectacular view of different horizons: From Malabon stretching to Manila and Makati's cityline and extending as far as Parañaque and Baywalk.
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vourite not only of hikers but also mountain bikers not only because of its proximity to the Metro but also because it is a place where hikers and mountain bikers can have fun altogether. The trail is one of the easiest trails that one can try before trying out other mountains that require expert mountain climbing skills. One can hike and mountain bike up to the summit of Mt. Balagbag to get a glimpse of the marvellous mountain range that it has. The peak of the mountain is another plus factor why mountain bikers consider the mountain as one of their favourites. At the peak of the mountain is where the "helipad" can be seen. A helipad at the peak of a mountain is literally like a helipad where helos can easily land.
Mt. Balagbag doesn't only boast its mountain range but also the infinity-like waterfalls and rivers that pave way for the possibility to traverse to San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan or other barangays of Rodriguez, Rizal. If you want to share your life outdoors then Mt. Balagbag is your first step in doing so.
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Recently opened on the last week of January, Mt. Lagyo together with Mts. Parawagan, Susong Dalaga and Kapananan are the newest attractions of Sitio Wawa in Brgy. San Rafael, Rodriguez, Rizal. Located southwest of the Wawa River, Mt. Lagyo can clearly be seen on the summits of Mt. Binacayan, Mt. Pamitinan and Mt. Hapunang Banoi. From the summits of these mountains Mt. Lagyo rises modestly at just around 386 MASL. Although dwarfed by its more well-known neighbors in terms of altitude, Mt. Lagyo presents its own challenges and difficulties even seasoned hikers would certainly appreciate.
Located in the heart of Laguna de Bay, Mt. Tagapo, or Bundok ng Susong Dalaga as locally referred to, is the highest point of Talim Island. Being volcanic in origin, the peak forms part of the southwestern rim of the Laguna Caldera, an ancient massive volcano whose eruptions created the central lobe of the present-day Laguna Lake. Under the jurisdiction of the towns of Binangonan and Cardona in Rizal province, Talim Island is easily accessible from Manila via several jeep and UV express vans that ply the route from Shaw Boulevard and Cubao to Binangonan and then through a ferry ride via the la ...
My first official attempt in vlogging! Watch to see how me and my highschool friends conquered Mt. Balagbag in Rodriguez, Rizal, Philippines.
A short video of me and my friends, Jason and Jeremiah in Mt. Balagbag. It was my first hike and I highly recommend it to beginners like me.
Special thanks to Jason Soriano for helping me shoot this video.
Shots taken with: Canon Rebel T2i and iPhone 6s
Music by: The Police - Every Breath You Take (Deep Chills Remix)
Mount Balagbag and Mount Maranat Hiking Adventure taken last January 17, 2016 at Tanay, Rizal, Philippines.
Hiking to Mt. Balagbag in the boundaries of Bulacan and Rizal is by far the cheapest and one of the easiest solo climb I have ever experienced. Its relative proximity to Quezon City and Caloocan City and its accessibility also make this mountain one of the favorite dayhike destination in Rizal. Conveniently located in Sitio Balagbag, the jump off can be reached by bus and jeep from Cubao, Fairview, Novaliches and the city of San Jose del Monte in Bulacan. Jeepneys plying the route from Tungko have regular trips going to Licao Licao which is the usual jump off of hikers.
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