Mount Damas

San Clemente, Tarlac

Mt. Damas is 685 MASL, located in San Clemente, Tarlac. Sitio Dueg is the major jump-off, while the alternate jump-off is in Brgy. Papaac, Camiling, Tarlac. And, have difficulty of 6/9. As a matter of fact, this is very challenging especially when having a flash flood. This mountain is small, but more challenging because it requires you to river crossing, river trekking and rock climbing in order ...

to reach the foot of Mt. Damas.

Mount Damas News

  • Mt Damas And Ubod Falls Dayhike (Tarlac 685 MASL)

    Mt Damas And Ubod Falls Dayhike (Tarlac 685 MASL)

    When trying to assess how difficult a climb would be, the first question most hikers usually ask (myself included) is "How high is it?" Being only around 685+ MASL, it is easy to underestimate Mt. Damas. After all, several "easy" hikes are higher in elevation than this Central Luzon mountain. But be warned, this mountain is rated as a major hike with a difficulty level of 6/9. That should give you an idea of what to expect - long and multiple steep assaults with a cumulative elevation gain of over 1,000 meters, not to mention several roped segments on cliff sides and mini-cascades. I have been ...

  • First Major Hike Mount Damas

    First Major Hike Mount Damas

    My first hike of the year! It's in Brgy. Papaac, Camiling, Tarlac together with Monxter Outdoor. Mt. Damas stood at 685 masl and had a difficulty level of 6/9.

    I wasn't that ready for this hike, to be honest. And then I didn't even research about this mountain. Who would've thought that at 600+ meters, it'd be considered a major hike? Yes, you heard it right. This was my first major hike and I WAS NOT PREPARED for it. There went my hope to have an easy and relaxing hike.

    So what went on during the hike?

    First, it was easy. Yeah, yeah. The trail was calm and peaceful. I still got to la ...

  • Mount Damas Traverse

    Mount Damas Traverse

    Located in the bordering towns of Mayantoc, Camiling and San Clemente in Tarlac province, Mt. Damas stands at only 2250 ft. above sea level but has gained notoriety as "small but terrible mountain".

    Is not as high compared to other major mountains but the trail that leads to the summit offers a great challenge to hikers due to it's steepness which is comprised of full assault and cardiac trails on an open grassland ridges thus earning the right to be classified as a major hike.

    Ironically, the jump off point in Dueg resettlement area has almost the same elevation as Mt. Damas, thus maki ...

  • The Hike To Mt Damas And Side Trip To Ubod Falls

    The Hike To Mt Damas And Side Trip To Ubod Falls

    Hi everyone! Last November 19-20, I went with three of my friends to an overnight hike to Mt. Damas, my 43rd mountain, in San Clemente/Camiling, Tarlac. While this can be done as a day hike, we decided to camp to do stargazing and city light watching.

    Mountain Stats:
    Location: San Clemente/Camiling, Tarlac
    Elevation: 685+ MASL
    Difficulty: 6/9 (Major Climb)
    Trek to Summit: 6 hours

    There are two possible jump-off points going to Mt. Damas, one from Dueg (ideal for those with a private vehicle) and from Papaac. It is said that between the two, the trail from Papaac is longer and more di ...

  • A Small But Terrible Mount Damas

    A Small But Terrible Mount Damas

    Until now, Mount Damas is still in debate if it's really a minor or a major climb. Others would say it's minor because of its elevation and others would say its a major one because of its trail type and technicalities. During our ascent, the entire journey was composed of an assault and river crossing. This mountain is also the home of eatas who protect the forest from illegal activities.

    The Trail | The first part is walking on a simple but an uphill trail where the terrain is covered with trees, grass and shrubs on the sides. Next part is a major assault and then a steep descent to the ri ...

  • A Dayhike To Mount Damas And Ubod Falls

    A Dayhike to Mount Damas and Ubod Falls located in the municipality of San Clemente, Tarlac, Philippines.