Mount Talinis

Valencia, Negros Oriental

Mount Talinis, also known as the Cuernos de Negros (Horns of Negros), is a complex volcano in the Philippine province of Negros Oriental. At about 1,903 metres above sea level, it is the second highest mountain on Negros Island after Mount Kanlaon. The volcano is located 9 km southwest of the municipality of Valencia; and 20 km from Dumaguete City, the capital of the province.

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alinis is easily climbed via nature trails that start in Bidjao, Dauin and Apolong, Valencia. Several crater lakes exits: Lake Yagumyum is between Yagumyum Peak and the main peak of Cuernos de Negros; Lake Nailig and Lake Mabilog are crater lakes near the summit. Lake Nailig serves as the main camping ground, with the peak accessible by a 30-minute trek. The summit is heavily forested and mostly covered with fog. The Kaipohan sulfur vents, an area of dead trees and bleached rocks, can be found on the trail to Apolong, Valencia.

The region of Mt. Talinis has a rich biodiversity that is threatened by illegal logging, "kaingin", increased tourist activity and the gradual build-up of houses near its forested areas. The lakes around Mt. Talinis contain freshwater shrimp, snails, carp and tilapia species, and its forest system is home to endemic and rare wildlife. There are 91 tree species, 18 of which are commercially important, including Alphonsea arborea, Elaeocarpus monocera, Pometia pinnata, and Phyllocladus hypophyllus and Tigerwood. Other notable flora include wild orchids, edible berries and, broad-leafed tree ferns.

Common fauna include boars, civets, chickens, pigeons, monkeys, sunbirds, monitor lizards, Bar-bellied Cuckoo-shrikes, Leopard cats, and the brown weaver ant. Some of the endangered and rare animals are Tarictic Hornbills, Philippine Spotted Deers, Visayan Warty Pigs, Philippine Tube-nosed Fruit Bats, and Negros Bleeding-hearts.  Wiki

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    Cuernos De Negros Mt Talinis 3D2N Via Malungcay-Apolong Trail

    Cuernos de Negros or popularly known as Mt. Talinis is one of the nearest mountains for major climbs from Cebu City with very minimal expenses. It is located in the highlands of Negros Oriental and it is the 2nd highest mountain in the Negros Island.

    Our club, NCR Trekkers, recently had one amazing experience traversing Cuernos de Negros thru Malungcay-Apolong Trail for 3 days and 2 nights.

    Also read: Cuernos de Negros Blog Series

    A lot of people sent their inquiries about our major trek and here are the Frequently Asked Questions for your guidance:

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  • Newbies Enjoying Mt Talinis Trail

    Location: Mount Talinis, Valencia, Negros Oriental

    Mount Talinis, also known as the Cuernos de Negros, is a complex volcano in the Philippine province of Negros Oriental. At about 1,903 metres above sea level, it is the second highest mountain on Negros Island after Mount Kanlaon.

    Source: Wikipedia

  • I Found Love At Mount Talinis

    I Found Love At Mount Talinis

    Dear Mt. Talinis,

    It was nice meeting you. Your trails are lovely and the green lushes that wrapped you are more than any signature designer can afford to create. Your waterfalls ??" Casaroro and Twin Falls ??" are assets that added to the beauty that you already have. The sulfuric river, which is immensely indispensable, reminded me how powerful nature can be. And of course, Lake Nailig, our humble abode for the night, reflected so much of how tragedy can generate something as splendid as refuge for lost and wandering souls. But more than anything else, I'd like to thank you for all the ex ...

  • Mt Talinis Bediao-Apolong Traverse To Apolong Valencia

    This is my 2nd major climb. It's our first pre-climb for our upcoming climb to Mt Halcon. It's also my 1st Talinis Climb. Twas awesome . So far it's my favorite trail. It's a little bit acrobatic. Super challenging.

    Mount Talinis, also known as the Cuernos de Negros, is a complex volcano in the Philippine province of Negros Oriental. At about 1,903 metres above sea level, it is the second highest mountain on Negros Island after Mount Kanlaon. Wikipedia

    Elevation: 1,903 m
    Province: Negros Oriental
    Difficulty: 6/9
    Entry point: Brgy. Bediao, Dauin
    Exit point: Brgy. Apolong, Valencia Ci ...

  • Mount Talinis Diaries The Twin Falls Of Nagabi

    Mount Talinis Diaries The Twin Falls Of Nagabi

    The Twin Falls of Nagabi is one of the spots that I was really looking forward to visit during our 3-day exploration in Mount Talinis. I have thalassophobia and I also don't know how to swim, but nevertheless, I love going to any waterfalls. The sound of the heavy downpour and the feel of cold water against your skin is deeply relaxing for me.

    We were on our third day of trekking, and we were already comfortable of our whole situation. We didn't even want to leave the place. I, myself, was enjoying everything. No internet, no distractions, just, pure uninterrupted reconnection with nature. ...

  • Mount Talinis Diaries Trekking The Horns Of Negros

    Mount Talinis Diaries Trekking The Horns Of Negros

    Mount Talinis, also known as Cuernos de Negros (Horns of Negros), is the second highest mountain on the island of Negros, and a potentially active stratovolcano. It is one of the mountains in the Philippines with the most challenging trails.

    Reading all these facts was kind of frightening to me at first. Ever since I've ventured into mountain trekking, I have dreamt of summiting the most challenging mountains in the country. Mount Talinis is on top of my list.

    Together with my friends from Malakat Outdoors, I was able to survive the arduous climb to this majestic mountain last month. But ...