Apart from relaxing on the islands, indulging in the food, and enjoying cultural activities, tourists can also enjoy trekking in the Philippines. This country is a great choice for hiking because of its geographical make-up. It is made up, naturally, of long mountain ranges, lurching slopes, and marvellous landscapes. There are a variety of trails to hike be it in Luzon, Visayas or Mindanao.
This article gives you an insight on the best hiking places in the country.
1. Mt. Pulag
It occupies the areas of Buguias, Kabayan and Bokod in Benguet, Tinoc in Ifugao and Kayapa in Nueva Vizcaya. It is regarded as the third highest peak in the country, hence, being able to complete a trail here is considered a success.
2. Mt. Apo
It is regarded as the "Grandfather of All Philippine Mountains" because it is the highest peak in the country. Located in the region of Davao in Mindanao, it occupies the area of Davao City, Digos City and Kidapawan City. It is every hiker's dream to pass the trails of this grand mountain.
3. Mt. Pinatubo
It is located in the central part of Zambales province in Luzon. Mt.Pinatubo erupted in 1991 which caused destruction to the neighbouring provinces. These days, it is considered as a hiking destination because of its picturesque landscape. Hikers can enjoy a stop at the beautiful Crater Lake and also stop at the Aeta Village.
4. Mt. Kanlaon
Located on Negros island, it is regarded as the highest peak in the Central Visayas. The trails consist of lurching hills, forest, lagoons, and craters. To be able to accomplish this hike is a triumph in itself because the trail poses some risks to trekkers.
Mt. Paliparan is located in Tanay, Rizal province in Luzon. It is a 2-hour travel time away from the capital city, Manila. These days, it is a well-liked hiking destination because of its location. Along the trek comes the lovely views of woodlands and a dip at the Tungtong falls by the end of the journey.
There is no better reason to hike but just hike. Conquer your fear and challenge yourself to an amazing hike at these trails.