Mount Cinco Picos

Subic, Zambales

Mt. Cinco Picos in Subic, Zambales is a hiking destination that is attracting the interest of more and more climbers. Once a training ground for US servicemen stationed in the now-defunct Subic Naval Base, this mountain, like the nearby highlands, is home to the local Aetas who call the mountain "Tatlong Tirad". The Spanish name 'Cinco Picos' represents the five peaks of the mountain.

Mount Cinco Picos News

  • From Summit To Sea Mt Cinco Picos Silanguin Cove And Camara Island

    From Summit To Sea Mt Cinco Picos Silanguin Cove And Camara Island

    Hi everyone! My friends and I just recently got back from our trip to San Antonio, Zambales to climb Mt. Cinco Picos, my 46th mountain, and chill at the beach below it in Silanguin Cove with a side trip to Camara Island and Pundaquit Beach. Yup, we pretty much visited a lot of places and it felt like such a long and relaxing vacation even though we were only there for two days and one night.

    Mountain Stats

    Elevation: 881+ MASL

    Location: Cawag, Subic, Zambales

    Difficulty: 3/9, Major Climb

    Trek to Summit: 4 hours

    Even though we only climbed one mountain in Cawag, I still had so ...

  • Snaphot Mt Cinco Picos

    Snaphot Mt Cinco Picos

    Usually called as "Tatlong Tirad" by the locals, it is now collectively touted as Mt. Cinco Picos, its name was derived from the Spanish word 'cinco picos' meaning "five peaks", but as of writing the mountain has seven peaks that can be explored. Once a training ground for US Servicemen in the now defunct Subic Naval Base, the mountain is now gaining popularity as a part of the Cawag Pentalogy, or the traverse down to the Silanguin Cove.

    How To Get There:
    • From Manila, one can take an Olongapo bound Victory Liner Bus at its Caloocan or Cubao Bus Terminal (Travel Time is 3-4hrs).
    • Up ...

  • Nagsasa Falls in Zambales

    Nagsasa Falls in Zambales

    Your trip to Nagsasa Cove in Zambales won't be complete without submerging into these captivating falls. It is actually a series a waterfalls that is best visited during the rainy season (June to October) to witness the generous flow of the waters. The falls is located at the middle of the forest and will take around an hour of trekking to get there.

    We went there in February, when the rocks were dry and there's little to almost no flowing water at all.

    The good thing about it is that during the summer months, when only a small amount of water gush through it, the fishes on the basin are ...

  • Mt Cinco Picos From Mountain To Sea

    Mt Cinco Picos From Mountain To Sea

    Mountain and sea always make a perfect combination. I've done many hikes in the past, but those that go together with a beach destination, whether an island paradise or a crystalline cove, more often than not, are the most rewarding. A perfect example of this and probably the first to come in mind when talking about mountain-sea combo trip are the mountains of Zambales, particularly the ones located in the coastal towns of San Antonio and Subic.

    A traverse hike of Mt. Cinco Picos (or literally, Five Peaks), in combination with the secluded Silanguin Cove at the end of its trail is among tho ...

  • A Hiking Guide To Mt Cinco Picos

    A Hiking Guide To Mt Cinco Picos

    Mt. Cinco Picos is now getting more and more popular hiking destination in Zambales Mountain Range and in the province of Zambales. Standing at 881 MASL, It offers a jaw-droppingly beautiful view of Subic Bay Port and Neighboring Mountains such as Mt. Balingkilat and Mt. Nagsasa.

    The Trail

    The trail going to the top of Mt.Cinco Picos are even, mostly exposed, grassy and passing by a few streams. So better bring any protection of the rays of sun. It requires 3-5 hours to summit and there are 2 water source along the trail.

    The Summit

    Obviously from its name, Mt.Cinco Picos has 5 pea ...