Pad-tok Falls

Bacnotan, La Union

Pad-tok Falls are part of the Arosip Ecotrail located in Bacnotan, La Union where you can see countless springs, looking like miniature waterfalls, providing water to the vast plantations. As hikers near the waterfalls, a feeling of excitement and sense of rush engulfs everyone as the sound of flowing water gets stronger and stronger.

Pad-tok Falls is from the Kankanaey dialect whic ...

h means lagto among Ilocanos. In Filipino, it means talon or jump in the English language. It was named so because of the rocks that once fall from the top of the falls down to the basin. Although it has an estimated height of 22 feet, it has a shallow basin because of the usually weak flow of water.

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