Mt. Balagbag

by - Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Who would have thought that our very own home town holds a magnificent view of sea of mountains? My hometown, San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan serves as a portal if you want to see a marvelous view on top of mountain.

Last January 9 of this year(2016) I climb Mt. Balagbag together with my childhood friend Jean and Chard, as part of my birthday month celebration.

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The trails is very easy and wide. So make sure to start your trek as early as possible because it gets really hot and ascending feels like you're walking towards the sun. But of course, the view is worth it!

Are we there yet? :)

Finally! There are boulders you'll see going to the summit and you may take photos there. Take advantage of it for there is a great view 360! Like the photo below. :)

At the summit:

More photos while descending

Some of the things you'll see along the trail

Rodriguez, Rizal
First jumpoff: Sitio Karahume, Brgy. Macabud, Rodriguez
second jumpoff: Sitio Balagbag, Brgy. San Isidro, Rodriguez
LLA: 777 MASL (unverified)
Days required / Hours to summit: 1 day / 1-2 hours
Specs: Minor climb, Difficulty 3/9, Trail class 1-2

How to get there:
Via Public Transportation: If coming from Manila, ride a bus going to Tungko, Palmer, S.Palay and tell the conductor to drop you at the jeepney terminal going to Licao-Licao, this is at the back of BDO bank. Ride a jeepney going to Licao-Licao, the last stop of the jeepney is the jump off of Mt. Balagbag.

Not required

10 pesos each as of January 2016. You'll going to pay at the barangay hall. Barangay hall can be seen after few kilometers from where the last stop of the jeepney.

I'm organizing events: Climb and Beach and any other Adventure activities. Please visit my facebook page for the scheduled events.

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  1. Such lovely inspiration as always!

  2. Hi Sir. Wala bang oras yung jeep? Safe na po bang magbyahe ng 5 am? From tungko po, ilang oras pa po papunt ng jump off?


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