Major Jumpoff: Mountaineer’s Store, Brgy. 7 “Siete”, Cuenca
Exit point (traverse): Brgy 5 (to Grotto), Cuenca
LLA: 13°55 N; 121°2 E; 706 MASL (Rockies) / 930 MASL (summit)
Days required / Hours to Rockies / summit : 1 day / 1-2 hr / 2-4 hr
Specs: Minor, Difficulty 3/9 (Rockies); 4/9 (Traverse) Trail class 1-3.
Features: Scenic views of Taal Lake, rock formations, forests.
Mt. Maculot is one of the most popular mountains in the Philippines.It has a breathtaking view of Taal Volcano, Taal Lake and Batangas . Mt. Maculot is one of the most accessible mountain from Manila and a perfect destination for beginners, that’s why it tends to be too crowded during weekends ,so I recommend to visit Mt.Maculot during weekdays to avoid the crowd . The trail to camp site is mostly uphill and covered by trees.It has 12 to 14 rest station with buko juice stand, and they are selling it for 10php.So just bring 110-1140php and small bottled water 😀 .
Guide and Fee’s
Guide is mandatory as of January 2015: P400/5 persons/day for the regular trail and P1000/5 persons for the traverse.
Reg. fee: 20php/ person
How to get here:
Lemery-bound bus from bus terminals in Cubao (MRT3: Cubao; LRT2: Cubao) or Buendia (LRT1: Gil Puyat) [150-160; 2.5 hours]. Alternatively, one can take a bus to Lipa then take a jeepney to Cuenca (P28). Ask the bus or jeep to drop you off at Poblacion (town center) along the highway. From there, you can either walk to the jumpoff or take a tricycle [15/person]. The tricycle will detour you to the Barangay Outpost.
(1) Barangay Outpost – +63910-317-2853
(2) Cuenca Police Station – (043) 342-9952
(3) Barangay Outpost Ambulance – 0933-436-4566
Wear proper clothes and footwear.
Bring garbage bag and practice LNT.
Here are some of our pictures last January 30, 2016
Nice to meet you! Lotba 🙂