Five Mountains for Beginners near Manila

Mt. Batulao
Here are Five of the mountains near Manila recommended for beginners: first, Mt. Batulao is one of the famous destinations for the hikers and adventurer seekers. This mountain lies on Southern Luzon and 2-3 hours travel from the Manila and very accessible to both private and public vehicles.  Batulao has a gorgeous ranges and slopes; its amazing shape is covered with luscious green grasses and trees making it so relaxing in the eyes. Its  trail is simple to moderate. More gorgeous photos and useful information here: Mount Batulao.

Mt. Pico de Loro
Mt. Pico de Loro is also known as Mount  Palay-palay; its name was given by the Spanish  sea-fairer because it resembles the appearance  of a ‘parrot’s beak’ from afar. This mountain bears a lot in terms of natural  beauty and richness. While on the trail, gorgeous flora and fauna can be seen. It has a moderate terrain covered with hardwood, shrubs and gorgeous ornamental plants. More photos and useful information here: Mount Pico de Loro.

Mt. Gulugod Baboy
Mt. Gulugod Baboy is situated in Anilao, Mabini, Batangas, 2-3 hours travel from Manila. The name Gulugod Baboy or pig spine English, was given because of its slopes and shapes, similar to a pig spine. If you’re starting to explore the  richness of the Philippines that can be found on higher altitude, then this mountain is  your perfect start. More photos and useful tips here: Mount Gulugod Baboy.

Mt. Pamitinan
The trails of Mt. Pamitinan are technically difficult; the terrain is a bit challenging due to different factors. It has a combination of uphill, downhill, rock scrambling, and hopping on and off the boulders, same as with its neighboring mountains Mt. Binacayan and Mt. Haponang Banoy. More photos and useful information here: Mount Pamitinan.

Mt. Daraitan
Mt. Daraitan and the Tinipak River in Tanay, Rizal should be one in your list. Its adventure is a combination of trekking and camping by the relaxing river. In this spot, you can also enjoy the beauty of nature with clean river waters, fresh air, unexplored caves and many more. Located in Tanay, Rizal, a 2-3 hours travel from Manila. Photos and useful information here: Mount Daraitan.