Mount Makiling
Mount Makiling
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palawanismyhome
Palawan Island, Philippines20,964 contributions
Mount Makiling is just over 1000m high and is an inactive volcano, not so far from Manila. It was the first National Park in the country but now it is now an Asean Heritage Park. It is a state owned forest reserve which is administered by University of the Philippines in Los Banos. There are several hiking trails as well as mud baths and a boy scout camp.
Written 1 September 2022
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PCJ Eje
Los Banos, Philippines2 contributions
I've been living in the area for around 13 years, and it was on my 6th year that I get to enjoy birding here, when I learned basic photography. I can share with you several birding spots, not usually visited by visiting birders. I learned about these just a year ago as well. Early morning walks before going to the office get me more acquainted of the bird species in the area. Mt. Makiling is a great birding site with a lot of endemic birds to see! It's just an hour away from Metro Manila.
Written 7 January 2020
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sarah s
Perth, Australia97 contributions
Family
Mt Makiling is a great place to take the family for a day trip out of Manila. Pack a picnic and take lots of water to drink and head up the mountain. Walk around the pathways taking in the amazing jungle space and get up close to incredible flowers and plants. The pathways can be slippery if it has been raining so be sure to wear suitable shoes. There is an entry fee, so be sure to take some cash. There are sari-saris on the drive up and peddlers selling ice lollies which are delicious and refreshing in the steamy tropical heat.
Written 24 July 2019
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manuela p
Reggio Emilia, Italy13 contributions
Couples
It is wonderful to walk or bike up to the end of the tarmac section. Biking is quite strenuous uphill but an absolute breeze when coming down. There is a great variety of vegetation and it offers a shady hike in the heat of the area.
Written 20 February 2019
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Adonna R
Los Banos, Philippines8 contributions
Friends
Mt. Makiling is a hiking and biking paradise, complemented by a lush forest, giant trees, unspoiled and clean natural spring water, awesome rock formation, and a mud spring which is said to be the 'crater' of this dormant volcano, Mt Makiling. It is a favorite for both hiking beginners and afficionados, and also proves to be a popular and exciting biking trail. UPLB has done a great deal in preserving the beautiful and pristine condition of this so-called mystic mountain.
Written 30 August 2018
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emma a
los banos, Philippines12 contributions
Its an amazing experience to go up Mt. Making. Enjoy the view up almost near the clouds, the feel of cold weather the mossy forest moist with dew and the beautiful exotic flowering plants and dwarf trees around. The bird call that makes the day so peaceful. If you are adventurous and lover of nature Mt. Makiling offers the whole you are to expect hundred percent satisfaction of unforgettable experience around the garden of Eden.
Written 24 June 2018
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seedhunter
Hyderabad, India967 contributions
Solo
I visited this area many a times. Every time, I find it very green and refreshing. You can go on top and see the Laguna lake and whole Los Banos town. You must see the magnetic hills road.
Written 27 April 2018
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RMIcalia71
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia502 contributions
Family
Mount Makiling is always been a favourite of my childhood. Its always a marvellous place to see every time we pass by that area. Its so nature. The trees and its forestry are still intact and its a very good place to experience the feeling of nature. My family is also enjoying the view.
Written 16 December 2017
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Joanna P
Luzon, Philippines12 contributions
Friends
There are so many places to walk in the woods - from the botanical gardens, flat rocks, or mud springs. The road to mud springs is now paved and a great bike ride. Just be prepared to get rained on now and then.
Written 6 November 2017
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Nicholas C
Dubai, United Arab Emirates421 contributions
Solo
Did a two day birding tour of Mount Makiling and surrounding Los Banos area with a local guide. This was not my first trip, but it was my first with a local guide and it made all the difference. The list of birds I could positively id included Spotted Wood Kingfisher, Red Crested Malkhoa,Coppersmith Barbett, Balicassio, Tarctic Hornbill, and Phippine Trogon.
The main trek up Mt Makiling is challenging - thick forest covering makes it difficult to see birds. The areas near the lower UP campus offer more open spaces and easier viewing, while passing through a UP Rubber/Latex reserch area we saw several Balicassio and Malkhoa together. In previous trips I have heard lots of birds but seen very little - my local guide 'Johnas' made a massive difference,
Written 9 July 2017
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