HIKING GUIDE: Mt. Pamitinan, Rizal

Mt. Pamitinan
It's been a long time since we planned to visit Wawa Dam and hike the twin mountains, for some reasons, it resulted to "drawing." Mt. Pamitinan and Mt. Binacayan became famous to hiking enthusiasts because of it's accessibility from Manila. Hiking these two is bit challenging but can give you an amazing and wide view of greens surrounding Wawa Dam and part of the Sierra Madre mountains. These mountains are famous because of the legend, according to stories: Bernardo Carpio used his super power to separate these two mountains. As a result, there's a space in between them, where Wawa Dam is situated.
 
Mt. Binacayan

Mt. Pamitinan tour packages

Mt. Pamitinan cave

trails of Mt. Pamitinan

Mt. Pamitinan

Mt. Pamitinan

Mt. Binacayan

THE TRAILS OF MT. PAMITINAN: I consider the trails of Mt. Pamitinan as difficult and 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 Mt. Binacayan and Mt. Hapunang Banoi. The entire journey on the trail was remarkable because the weather was good plus the people I've been with were incredible.

summit of Mt. Pamitinan

Mt. Pamitinan summit

THE SUMMIT OF MT. PAMITINAN: Though the ascent was tiring, we were rewarded with a perfect on the summit. On top Mt. Pamitinan’s, there's 360 degrees view of Wawa and the nearby municipalities. The boulders with different shapes and sizes are perfect backdrop. Majority of the area area is still covered with greens, but a mining activity from afar is very noticeable.

Mt. Pamitinan

Wawa Dam

DESCENDING MT. PAMITINAN: It was a bit challenging because some of the trails are steep and vertical. Gravity will pull you down and the sharp edges of the boulders can even cut your palm, if you’re not using gloves. After the boulder part, the trail is still downhill. Terrains are still covered with trees and other plans, with the birds singing. Trail marks are visible.

Wawa Dam rizal

ENJOY THE COOL AND REFRESHING WATER IN WAWA DAM: After the tiring hike, you can take a break by dipping in the cool water of Wawa Dam. During summer, the water is crystal clear and cool, perfect for soared muscles. The pressure of the water falling from the dike is soothing and relaxing.

HOW TO GET TO MT. PAMITINAN, WAWA, RIZAL: Beside Jollibee Farmers, Cubao, ride in a UV Express van and alight in Eastwood, not the Eastwood in Libis huh. In Eastwood, ride in a tricycle to Wawa Dam. Or, you can wait for jeepneys with "Wawa" signboard and alight in in DENR. REMINDER: Entrance fee, environmental fee, as well as the guide fees are to be collected at the DENR. Guide is a must.

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