I fell in love with mountains ever since I climbed Osmena Peak three years ago. Since then, I've been dreaming non-stop to climb the majestic mountains of the Philippines. One of them is Mt. Palay Palay or more commonly known as Pico de Loro.
It was our last destination during our week-long trip to Luzon with friends. We were almost not able to climb it because of the long and uncomfortable bus rides we had to go through before we reached Cavite. The cut off time was 11:45 AM, and we arrived at 11:43!
I was physically and mentally tired when we arrived, and a part of me almost did not wa ...
Maragondon, Cavite and Nasugbu, Batangas
Major jump-off: DENR Station, Magnetic Hill, Ternate, Cavite
Minor jump-off: Sitio Fronda, Brgy. Papaya, Ternate-Nasugbu Highway, Nasugbu, Batangas
LLA: 14° 12.855 N; 120° 38.785 E; 664 MASL
Days required / Hours to summit: 1-2 days / 2-5 hours
Specs: Minor climb, Difficulty 3/9, Trail class 1-3
Features: Distinctive spire at the summit, forests, scenic views of Cavite
(Credits to Pinoy Mountaineer)
Mt. Palay-Palay or much known as Pico de Loro is located at Ternate, Cavite which is easily accessible by bus from Manila. It is one of the most ...
Mt. Pico de Loro, also known as Mt. Palay-Palay, is a dormant volcano in Cavite province on the island of Luzon, Philippines. The mountain is one of the ancient volcanic features of Bataan Arc.
I've heard different stories mountaineers who have found their inner peace on top of the mountains. Some even mended their broken, fragile hearts.
But for me, climbing mountains is really personal. It has given me realizations that I am now carrying with me as I move forward with my life. This made me stronger, braver, more patient and made me closer to nature.
Mt. Pico de Loro was my 4th climb ...
Mount Pico De Loro is located Maragondon, Cavite and Nasugbu, Batangas with a 664 MASL.
1. This mountain is more like a park to me than a mountain. There are nice ponds and rivers at the start of the trek.
2. The trail is wide and clear you don't have to worry about trees and branches hitting you.
3. There are lots of resting areas along the trail.
4. The camp site got stores where you can eat rice and noodles too.
5. There are ample amount of tables and benches for large groups.
6. I like the vast space at the campsite where you can rest and enjoy the view if there is a cle ...
It had been quite a while since I last saw postings of bird pictures taken from Mt. Palay-palay. That seemed strange because this place is one of the birding spots close to MetroManila. Perhaps these days birders were being drawn to the "more productive" sites such as Subic, IRRI, and recently, Bangkong Kahoy Valley.
When friends Peter and Wenxing suggested that we try Mt. Palay-palay on Saturday, I hastily agreed. This is basically roadside birding stretching from Ternate going up to the Caylabne Resort. We've had good experiences here before so we hoped that we would be seeing multitudes ...
The Mount Pico De Loro Trail travel time was last September 4, 2016 Josh with Charm Adventures.
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Save Pico De Loro
Pico De Loro will be closing down on October 1 2016 for rehabilitation.