Sunday, May 29, 2011

Mt. Balagbag (777+) in Rodriguez, Rizal


MT. BALAGBAG
Rodriguez, Rizal
First jumpoff: Sitio Karahume, Brgy. Macabud, Rodriguez
second jumpoff: Sitio Balagbag, Brgy. San Isidro, Rodriguez
LLA: 777 MASL (unverified)
Days required / Hours to summit: 1 day / 1-2 hours
Specs: Minor climb, Difficulty 3/9, Trail class 1-2

BACKGROUND
A hiking destination favored for its proximity to Metro Manila is Mt. Balagbag, located in Rodriguez (formerly Montalban), Rizal. This mountain is part of the Sierra Madre range as it transitions into the plains of Central and Southern Luzon. At over 700 MASL, it is of sufficient elevation to offer views of Ortigas and some parts of Metro Manila, as well as the Ipo Watershed.

The trail is very easy and wide, and Mt. Balagbag is also a favorite of mountain bikers. Although locals recall a past when the mountain was covered with trees, it is now barren, and hikers who will trek it summer will find sun exposure as the only difficulty in this trek. Hence, dimtrekking (hiking very early in the morning or late afternoon) is recommended.

Additional features of Mt. Balagbag include some small waterfalls and rivers along the way, as well as the possibility of traversing to San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan or other barangays of Rodriguez, Rizal. Along the way to Mt. Balabag, there is also the Veterans' Peak or Veterans' Summit which is more of a local tourist spot. There are security concerns regarding Balagbag at the moment, but it has the potential to be a nice and near hiking spot from Manila.

ITINERARY
Note: The itinerary described below is open-ended, as there are various possibilities in doing the Mt. Balagbag climb.

Dayhike
0500 From Cubao, take jeep to Jolibee Tungko
0600 From Jolibee Tungko, take jeep to Karahume or Licao-Licao*
0700 Explore the waterfalls from Karahume
1030 Head off to the summit
1200 Arrival at summit
1300 Head down to Licao-Licao
1500 Back at jumpoff; take jeepney to Rodriguez then QC
1800 Back in Quezon City

SPECIAL CONCERNS
Getting there. Considering the proximity of Mt. Balagbag to Manila, private transportation can be considered as a reasonable and very convenient option in hiking Balagbag. Simply head to Rodriguez, Rizal and then to Brgy. Macabud. An uphill road will take you to the Licao-Licao area, and from there, if your vehicle is sufficiently hardy, one can go all the way to Sitio Balagbag.

On the other hand, if taking public transportation, one can head from Cubao or PhilCOA to Tungko, where there is a jeepney to Licao-Licao. If you rented a jeepney, you can go past Sitio Karahume (for the waterfalls), Licao-Licao and go straight to Sitio Balagbag.

Guides and permits. Neither permits nor guides are required, but for the waterfalls, a guide may be desirable, and can be arranged at the jumpoff (Sitio Karahume). Registration is requested at Sitio Balagbag, but no registration fee is requested as of April 2011.

Campsites. Mt. Balagbag's summit serves as a campsite, and it is marked by a hut where one can also stay. Cellphone signal is reliable throughout the trail.

Safety. In 2011 there have been some reports of armed encounters in the area; it would be best to check with the locals first if it is safe to climb (and camp) in the mountain. As always, dayhikes are safer than overnight treks, but either way, vigilance and caution must be exercised.

PICTURES OF MT. BALAGBAG
The trail is very wide and open.

Although it had a forested past, Mt. Balagbag is now almost totally bare.


TRIVIA
Local industries in the communities in Mt. Balagbag include making of walis-tambo, made of tambo grass, among others. Sadly, Mt. Balabag seems to be an exit point of illegal logging operations in the Sierra Madre, and the blogger witnessed the transport of logs via a 'secret trail' going down to another barangay of Rodriguez, Rizal.

100 comments:

Anonymous said...

this coming july 25, Timog Lahi Mountaineer (TLM) will celebrating our 14 years aniversarry climb here in mt. balagbag. for more info just call me at 09178293935.
more power to this site site. and please to sir Gid to add our Group on NCR list of mountaineer group.

arnel of timog lahi

ejay victa said...

Sir Gideon,

Was there last June 11-12 with Bulusok Mountaineers for the Freedom Climb later did we found out that Mt. Balagbag is still part of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan.Though some are still claiming that it is part of Rodriguez, Rizal.

Anonymous said...

Safe po bang umakyat ngayon ng Mount Balagbag

arnel of timog lahi said...

sa lahat po ng nakaakyat na ng balagbag pa share naman po ng experience nyo at pa updatenaman po ng mga info tunkol sa mt. balagbag. plano po kasi namin umakyat pero wala pa po saming nakakaakayat dito. may sasakyan po kami pag punta safe po ba? may mapaparadahan po ba? sana po matulungan nyo po kami. maraming salamat po.

arnel of (timog lahi)

Anonymous said...

Is it now safe to climb Mt. Balagbag? some says kasi there are military operations ongoing sa Balagbag due to recent incident there, can someone shed light on this issue? thanks!

Ana Mae of DAMPALIT BUNDOKERS said...

inakyat namen to mga around april yata cant remember na the exact date pero safe dto .. di nga lng namen naakyat ung falls kasi first time namen naakyat to at di kami kumuha ng guide .. also sa ibang trail kami nadaan dun sa daanan ng mga nakatira dun hehehe .. pero sa pagbaba namen ung trail na talaga ung nadaanan namen .. ligtas dun nung umakyat kami may nakasabay kami sa taas .. meron ngang mga military dun pero they will not harm you naman .. meron kasi talaga silang camp dun pero malayo naman sa camp site .. pagbaba namen may pool kaming pinuntahan hehe .. masaya pramis .. hehe check my fb adura001 or jjamboi to see the pictures .. :)

Maximus said...

As far as I know, safe naman umakyat. May detachment ng military malapit sa Sitio Balagbag Health Center. Nung Nag climb kami last March 30-31, 2011, nakasabay namin sila at patungo sila sa kabilang side kasi i-check out lang nila yung may mga NPA. Pero all in all, safe naman. Di na lang din kami nag camp sa summit nung time na yun to be doble seguro. May nadiskubre kaming isang pool resort dun at dun na lang din nag socials. The next day na lang kami nag summit. Check out nyo na lang po ito para sa pics and may mini blog na rin. Sana magenjoy din kayo sa Mt. Balagbag. Salamat. --->> http://facebook.com/maximus.tercerus

Lourrey May said...

Hi! Iba po ba yung trail kung pupuntahan yung waterfalls dito sa balagbag? :)

jojo said...

were about to do a day hike this coming saturday. 08.20.11, kitakits lang po tayo dun.

-jojo-

Anonymous said...

super mminor climb! pero di ko alam kung bakit mas hiningal ako sa paglakad dito kung ikukumpara ko sa nilakad ko sa batulao.. hahaha

Lourrey May said...

kagagaling lang po namin dito kanina. overnight po kami, at kami lang yun nandun sa summit. okay naman kami so safe naman. sobrang lakas lang ng hangin sa gabi.

napanight trek kami nang wala sa plano. we went to jollibee tungko kasi hindi namin alam kung nasan yung sakayan papuntang licao-licao. nagtanong kami pero ang sabi ng ibang driver wala raw pamontalban dun, so bumalik pa kami sa fairview at dun sumakay papuntang harangan. then nagtricycle kami papuntang licao-licao. 6pm na nun at umalis kami sa philcoa ng 1.30. dun lang namin nakita na may jeep nga papuntang tungko. hindi lang umaabot sa jollibee.

buti nalang may batang nag aabang ng mountaineers na aakyat. dalawa lang kami at first time pareho, nagpahatid na kami. ganun daw talaga ginagawa dun para may pambaon ang mga bata.

dumaan kami sa karahume falls nung pauwi. sobrang gv lang. ang ganda ng lugar.

Anonymous said...

may bali-balita po kami na parang di safe po umakyat ng Mt. Balagbag dahil isang beses daw nag ka-inkwentro ang military and NPA? totoo po ba ito? tas may mga mountaineers pa na naka camp?

Anonymous said...

hello po ask lang ako if safe umakyat ng mt.balabag next saturday...mga first time po namin umakyat ng bundok so any advices po para safe ang pagakyat po namin...salamat po...


JOE..^_^

Anonymous said...

aakyat kami balagbag bukas...kitakita na lang...thnx...


rex

genezide_jr said...

Dayhike po kami sa sunday Karahume trail. Kitakits. :)

Anonymous said...

MAGKACLIMB PO KAME SA NOV. 5 SAFE PO BA MAGOVERNIGHT NAGYON SA MT. BALAGBAG?

hondzkyMONDENISSINMOUNTAINEERS said...

kamusta po mt. balagbag planning to hike there on dec.4-5 magkanu po kaya budget...from sta.rosa laguna po kmi

pa update na lng po...

hondzkyMONDENISSINMOUNTAINEERS said...

we are palnning to hike mt. balagbag this december first week safe po b cya... at magkanu po budget nya galing po kmi sta.rosa laguna thnks

Anonymous said...

mam/sir, me and my gf planning to hike nov 12-13. kung fit po tyo ng sched pasabit po. salamat po. :-)



prince

09324257219

Anonymous said...

I'm from Binan and I'm also interested to climb Mt. Balagbag. Please send me an email kung pwede akong sumabay sa trek niyo. thanks.

noelizm@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

sa Sunday nandito ako, mag solo dayhike ako training lang, eto kasi pinaka malapit..hehe sana may makasabay ako.. kitakits


RJ

Anonymous said...

Ok lang poh ba umakyat sa mt. balagbag sa dec 19?

Dee Quixotic said...

nakakabilib ang ganda ng view from Mt. Balagbag. Best month talaga ang Bermonths with sunny weather para green ang paligid despite walang trees. At ang waterfalls, wow.

Anonymous said...

magandang araw po.

safe po ba magovernyt sa mt.balagbag?
kung sitio balagbag po ang start namin madadaanan po ba namin yung mga falls? san po ba maganda magjump off? san po sa licao-licao ang jump off? salamat po.

Anonymous said...

sino po ba akyat ng balagbag this Feb. pasabit po.

donna said...

just went to mt.balagbag last january 21 in a solo climb... took the karahume-otsootso falls trail on my ascent then went through the ordinary roughroad trail going to the helipad upon veterans and finally descended through the roughroad trail of licao-licao. Regarding the safety, well i was able to survive though considering the fact that im solo and that im a girl... overnyt stay will still be as safe as dayhike bcoz during my climb, there are 3 groups who took an overnyt camping at the helipad. And budget-wise - super affordable, im from makati and all in all just spent 300php only.

Anonymous said...

the youth from our village planning to have an overnight in mt balagbag this coming feb 11 to 12 im the only climber who'll guide them though some of the are on legal age im still looking froward for their safety.. hope theres no bad things happen =) happy climb everyone.. take note, its nice to have a night trek im balagbag cuz its so hot during day..

Anonymous said...

Sa aakyat po ngayong feb 2012 sa mt. balagbag,..maari po bang manghingi ng update sa mga gastusin at latest system sa jumpoff?gudluck sa climb enjoy...Thanks!!!yngats.....

ako sya said...

Hi!

If we are from Paranaque, which is the best way to reach Mt. Balabag? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

bansiong mucat:

per iguide interactive travel guide, mt. balabac is a mountain located in the province of bulacan and not in rodriguez, rizal with an elevation of 2527 feet or 770.229 in meters.

Anonymous said...

may 20 php registration na po before the campsite/summit as of yesterday.

jeje

Anonymous said...

45php cubao - tungko
27php tunko - licao-licao
20php registration

jeje

ian said...

sir, gudpm po,were planning to climb mt.balagbag by nxt wik,is there anyone here can give me any update about the time of the last trip of jeepneys from tungko to licao licao? tnx po ....

Anonymous said...

@ian.. i think mga 5pm last trip.. then licao-licao to tungko po ay 6pm ang last trip..

phatrick of pzy mountaineers said...

sir ask ko lang! akyat kme mamaya d2, 11 ng gabe balak namen umalis ask ko lng po me byahe pa ba ng tungko to karahume or licao licao ng gnung time?? then ung mga falls po ba e trail mismo ppuntang summit o ibang way po ba un?? pls answer naman po asap! tnx!

patrick of pzy mountaineers

Anonymous said...

Goodeve po, we're planning to climb Mt. Balagbag this coming March, this will be our first ever climb. Wish us luck. BTW, we're all from Malolos Bulacan.

Anonymous said...

my college org is planning to camp in mt. balabag. i heard its not safe due to recent police incidents. i just want to know if it's now safe to camp there. were really looking forward to it.

Anonymous said...

galing po kami dito nung Feb25-26, ok naman po at safe umakyat dito mga sir/ma'am. night trek po kaming 5 kasi sabi ng tropa ko na nakapunta na dun, talagang walang punong masisilungan. past 7pm na umalis yung jeep sa Tungko papuntang Licao-Licao. ok din po na walang guide kasi malapad po yung trail. dinadaan din po 'to ng mga sasakyan na naghahatid ng mga bikers paakyat. nag-stay kami sa resort (sorry pero nakalimutan ko po yung pangalan) at nagbalak na umakyat ng madaling araw (na hindi nangyari kasi medyo napasarap yung tulog namin nung gabi! hehehe ^_^). maganda yung view sa resort. kita yung city lights ng Metro Manila. 'di ko nga po akalain na makikita ko yung fireworks sa MOA dahil sabado nun, mga ilaw sa NLEX at coast ng Laguna Lake. mas na-appreciate namin yung view kinabukasan (maliban lang sa kitang kitang polusyong nakabalot sa ibabaw ng Metro Manila). kita yung mga dam at water shed. pati na rin yung ibang bundok katulad ng Arayat, Makiling, etc. masarap din maligo sa pool kahit na medyo malamig yung tubig kasi running water yun galing sa bundok. dun na rin kami nag-lunch sa resort at iniwan namin yung mga backpack kay kuya Orig (yun na lang daw po itawag namin sa kanya at mabait sya) para makapag-summit kami ng mas mabilis, 5pm na nun at 'di na masayadong mainit. may 1 registration lang po doon sa taas pagkalampas ng resort, Php10. wala na po yung kubo sa summit. malawak ang summit at tinatawag din nila 'tong "helipad". meron nga pong mga ramp dun para sa mga bikers sa kabilang trail pababa. di na po kami nakapunta sa "mga falls" kasi kinulang na rin po kami sa oras, pito daw po ang falls dun. mga bandang 7pm na rin po kami nakababa sa Licao-Licao. buti na lang, may naabutan pa kaming jeep papuntang tungko. may oras po yung last trip ng jeep dun pero 'di na nabanggit ng driver namin. pakitanong na lang po sa mga jeepney driver na masasakyan nyo papuntang Licao-Licao yung oras ng last trip mula Tungko papuntang Licao-Licao, vice versa para mai-document po dito for reference ng iba pang aakyat.

mababait naman po yung mga locals dito, pala-ngiti at pala-bati. ang grupong RESBAK ng San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan ay nakapagsisimula na pong magtanim ng puno dito at mas maganda po kung masusundan pa, 'di lang nila kundi tayong mga aakyat pa lang po ng Mt. Balagbag.

maligaya at ligtas na pag-akyat po sa inyong lahat, at mabuhay ang Pinoy Mountaineer(s)! Cheers!

Crow X

Anonymous said...

papanik po dito ang malolos trekkers sometime in april ung mga taga malolos po pd po sumabay.. tnx po
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.malolos trekkers

RJ Clemente said...

Hanggang 6pm lang po ang jeep from licao licao to tungko.. swerte nyo sir at may naabutan pa kayong jeep..

RJ Clemente said...

Hanggang 6pm lang po ang jeep from licao licao to tungko.. swerte nyo sir at may naabutan pa kayong jeep..

genezide_jr said...

Sa nakaiwan po ng lens cap kanina sa Mt. Balagbag, PM niyo po ako sa FB. -Hezron Llanes

ianisme said...

kung may interested po umakyat tom na supermoon 05 may 2012.. lemme know. baka akyatin namin. 091.6.967.8853

Anonymous said...

Hi Guys,

ask ko lang kung safe po bang umakyat this weekend. nagpaplan kasi kami umakyat ng madaling araw ng Sabado(6/30/2012). at isa pa 24 hours po ba yung transportation. Sana may magreply. Sana din may makasabay. Thanks.

Alvin - 09065067151

genezide_jr said...

@Sir Alvin may oras po ang bumabyaheng jeep doon.

Padi said...

Mag-dayhike ako sa Mt. Balagbag with my kids this Sunday, September 9, Sino gustong sumabay.

09228695564

Anonymous said...


I'm planning to climb Mt. Balagbag tomorrow. Meron bang safe na parking area sa jump off point, or sa resort pwede rin?

Thanks in advance.


Noelizm

Buddy De Dios said...

UPDATE:
AIRCON BUS CUBAO-TUNGKO 55Php.
JEEP TUNGKO-LICAO-LICAO 27Php.
Reg. Fee 10Php.
pumasok sa Metal gate gawing kaliwa nang trail.Private Property ang lugar dun sa bungad na bahay kayo magpapareg. at magbabayad nang 10Php. pero kailangan pa din magpareg. sa sitio balagbag,madadaanan lang. 6PM last Trip from Licao-licao - Tungko at 10PM naman tungko - licao2x

PinoyApache said...

I just conducted a bushcraft camp with MCAP there last September 29-October 1, 2012. I discovered that there are still lush vegetation deep along its streams. The peak does not define the whole of Mt. Balagbag. What counts most is its abundant supply of water, its rich forest and the warmth of its inhabitants.

Grace Liza Concepcion said...

Hello, I'm planning a hike to Mt. Balagbag in Feb. Safe po ba? I'll be with some who have not really hiked. Ok lang ba yung level 3 para sa kanila? They're young and relatively fit. Thanks!

Grace

Grace Liza Concepcion said...

Hello, I'm planning a hike to Mt. Balagbag. Safe po ba? Some of my companions have not really trekked. Ok lang ba ang level 3/9 sa kanila kung healthy naman sila? Thanks!

Grace

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jossiah said...

I've been there just last Saturday. Jan.5, 2013...dayhike ung ginawa namin so mahirap kasi mainit...medyo disappointing lang kasi wala ng mga puno sa itaas kaya wala masilungan. But it was rewarding naman pag narating mo na yung summit...achievement lalo na sa first timer gaya namin.(4 kami) pag malapit ka na sa summit, may gate na bakal don, tapos magreregister kayo sa may kubo don.10 pesos bayad. Di ko lang din maintindihan bakit may ganon. Anyway, mura lang naman kaya okay lang. If may mga hika at mahina baga ng mga kasama mo, malamang pagod abot nyo...medyo nakakapagod din kasi..almost 3 hrs bago namin narating yung summit, kasi nagrerest kami minsa dahil sa init...mas masarap malamang pag gabi. Marami kaming nakasalubong mga hikers din...dun sila magpapalibas gabi sa summit.Nagpunta rin kami sa falls.Pwede naman kayo magtanong sa mga tao don, mababait sila at makwento, kaya di kayo mahihirapan.Meron din resort, kaso may sked..5 pm onwards yata yun if my memory serves me well..
Good luck po sa inyo!
Safe naman po yung pag akyat namin...

Grace Liza Concepcion said...

Salamat sa tips, Jossiah! Dahan-dahanin namin kung nakakapagod :)

titSEr dArwiN said...
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Grace Liza Concepcion said...

Thanks for the offer titSEr dArwiN!

Anonymous said...

Safe naman d'yan , galing kame d'yan nag night trek, start ng 8.30pm Saturday (March 2 2013) then baba kinabukasan na Sunday, mga 3PM. Medyo may napansin lang kame nung nagte-trek na kame ng gabe, nung medyo kalagitnaan na may kasabay kame solo umaakyat (sa likod namin), 'tas everytime magpapahinga kame s'yempre mauunahan na n'ya kame.Then resume na kame akyat then mapapansin namin nag-stop din pala s'ya s'yempre the usual show of respect (good evening, etc) ganun ulet, then ayun mauuna na naman kame.Napansin lang namin parang masyado s'yang observant)the way na tumingin, kita kahit gabe) 'Tas nung nasa gate na kame papunta na campsite nawala na 'sya. Sabe ng mga kasamahan ko baka daw NPA na nagoobserba lang samin,or Militar. Anyways safe naman naging akyat namin. :)

anthony said...

Ask ko lang po sana if pwede umakyat sa Mt. Balagbag this holy week. We are planning to climb this coming March 28, 2013. Sana po malaman ko agad or please text me for further info. Thanks. 09228386391

joan said...

di ba delikado dun?? baka makidnap kami ha.. sa 28 kami punta eh.. pwede poh ba yun?? Sama kayo para madami.. hehehe

Anonymous said...

Anthony/Joan
Safe naman d'yan, chaka open lage s'ya kahit Holy Week. Natawa ko dun sa kidnap hahaha! Of course malabong mangyare 'yan. Goodluck sa akyat n'yo sa Balagbag, enjoy!

anthony dalut said...

Salamat po.

albert lorenzana said...

may other expenses pa po ba aside from P10?

albert lorenzana said...

may other expense po ba aside from P10 pag dating sa summit?

Anonymous said...

just did a dayhike of balagbag this last Sunday 03/24/2013.

just a couple of updates:

1.) overnight camping at the summit is PROHIBITED.

*according to the caretaker (yes the summit is unfortunately a private land, owned by a certain congressman from Bulacan), the land owner now refuses to allow overnight camping at the summit due to a previous incidence of brush fire, apparently caused by irresponsible campers who left a campfire at the summit. the
said brush fire burnt a lot of the landowner's crops.

2.) Reg Fee is still 10Php.
Jeep Fare: Tungko to Licao-Licao = 27Php


3.)If you will do a dayhike, I recommend that you start early. at least 0500-0600.

* there's absolutely NO COVERING at the summit and on most parts of the trail. heat will be your worst enemy on this mountain. bring adequate water supply.

- elythehikingdrummer

joan said...

hahahaha.... okay poh.. naninigurado lang poh.. hehehe thanks sa sagot poh..

Ar Silva said...

Sa mga aakyat ng mt.balagbag this weekend (20-21/2013)pwede po bang sabay sabay nlang tayo? "Mas marame Mas masaya" . 2pm poh start ng trekking nmin , sana may makasabay kami kht mainit pa ng ganong oras
....ar silva/825mountaineers/100%PinoyClimber

Anonymous said...

sir aakyat kami ng team ko bukas 20-21 pero maaga kami aalis tapos overnyt din hehehe kita kits mga sir/mam - salampak mountaineers

Teddy Calderon said...

Sir, aakyat sana kami jan ng May 5,2013. Sana pwedeng mag overnight sa Summit at maraming tubig sa falls.

Kita kits nalang po tayo sa taas mga sir!<3


-Parokya Mountaineers

Teddy Calderon said...

Sir, aakyat sana kami jan ng May 5,2013. Sana pwedeng mag overnight sa Summit at maraming tubig sa falls.

Kita kits nalang po tayo sa taas mga sir!<3


-Parokya Mountaineers

zei medina said...

ask ko lang po sana kung may guide po sa balagbag??

--zei--

zei medina said...

ask ko lang po sana kung may guide sa balagbag, 2 lng po kasi kaming aakyat bukas..

zei medina said...

ask ko lang po sana kung may guide sa balagbag, 2 lng po kasi kaming aakyat bukas..

Anonymous said...

gud day... ask ko lng po f may nka2alm b ng no. ng guide s mt. balagbag? thanks po...

Erwin Sy said...

we had a successful dayhike yesterday, June 12, 2013 at Mt. Balagbag. it was an easy hike. the trail was wide open starting from the jeepney terminal all the way to the helipad/summit. the mountain lacked forest cover. we're under the intense heat of the sun especially since we started trekking a little late than originally planned. we began trekking at around 8am and the sun was already high. it was sunny even though it was raining hard the night before. good thing we brought umbrellas. just an update, registration fee is now 20 pesos. this is upon entering the gate going to the helipad/summit. when asked why it increased, caretaker sited a portalet/cr as the reason. registration fee at the brgy. still cost 10 pesos. non-aircon bus fare from cubao to tungko cost 40 pesos, while jeepney fare from tungko to licao-licao cost 27 pesos. as to it's safeness, we'll we're able to climb safe and sound. we didn't notice any presence of military. there were also other hikers and bikers who arrived later than us. locals were warm and friendly. one even offered us a hitch (which we gladly accepted) in his tryk from the brgy proper to the jump off of karuhume/otso-otso falls. to sum up, we had a safe, successful, fun, and cheap freedom climb.

Anonymous said...

Planning to have a night trek on June 23 (Super Moon) here.

Kita kits!


- jeff

Alex said...

Pwede po ba sumabay sainyo sa balagbag?

Anonymous said...

Mga sir tanong ko lang kung pede pa ba mag overnight sa summit?

-ton

Anonymous said...

Pede pa po ba mag overnight sa summit mga sir??

-ton

Anonymous said...

mag trek po kmi ist wik ng jul...ask q lng pi kung may ligaw sa trail

Anonymous said...

^ wala pong ligaw sir. if you want pwede ko kayo samahan if swak sa sked ko :) iwan nalang po kayo ng contact/facebook.

century21 said...

This is so interesting!..Can't wait for my first trek..It's gonna be Mt. Balagbag..



Anonymous said...

pede po ba sumabay sa magdaytrek sa 1st week of july.. sir/mam txt me plz ito po number ko 09071455030

Anonymous said...

We'll have our first trek po this coming saturday..sino gusto sumabay?...uhm..so excited...pretty sure this is gonna be fun...

Michael John An said...

Medyo mahirap akyatin ito ngayon lalo na sa mga biker. Washed out kasi yung lupa kaya naglabasan malalaking bato at sigurado magtutulak ka papunta sa summit. But still I had a nice time going here. In fact babalik nga uli ako pero sisiguraduhin ko na maganda panahon. foggy kasi yung nag bike ako dito kaya hindi makapagpicture ng maganda.

jephli said...

Ask ko lang po kung pwede pa rin mag overnight. We're planning to go there first week ng Oct. I need to know para kung nde pwede, makahanap ng alternate na pwede akyatin na bundok. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

akyat kame dito bukas sana pwd mag overnyt..sana may makasabay kame..para masaya..

SINAG mandaluyong mountaineer..

Anonymous said...

Mt. Balagbag is part of San Jose del Monte in Bulacan. This is a disputed area and we suggest to include san jose del monte in the location of this mountain because this is one of our tourist destination along with Kaytitinga falls. We have different maps certified by DENR-LMB that this said place is belong to our city. Please don't put some name of municipality or province if you have no idea on this place. A friendly advice. Thank you

Anonymous said...

Mga sir/mam,

plano po kasi naming umakyat sa mt. balagbag ngayong january. baka po meron sa inyong may alam ng pwdeng macontact n locals don?? para makapagtanong na din po kung safe po bang umakyat dun at kung pwde din kumuha ng guide.

Salamat =)

Anonymous said...

Mga sir/mam,

plano po kasi naming umakyat sa mt. balagbag ngayong january. baka po meron sa inyong may alam ng pwdeng macontact n locals don?? para makapagtanong na din po kung safe po bang umakyat dun at kung pwde din kumuha ng guide.

Salamat =)

Anonymous said...

Sir/mam mga ka mountaineer, kakaakyat lang namin kahapon sa mt.balagbag,sobra lakas ng hangin sa gabi sa summit.ok naman safe naman overnyt stay namin,un nga lang sobra lamig..ingat guys,,,pag my papanik sabay kmi ulit..salamat,09224400470

Anonymous said...

Sir/mam mga ka mountaineer, kakaakyat lang namin kahapon sa mt.balagbag,sobra lakas ng hangin sa gabi sa summit.ok naman safe naman overnyt stay namin,un nga lang sobra lamig..ingat guys,,,pag my papanik sabay kmi ulit..salamat,09224400470

Anonymous said...

Sir/mam mga ka mountaineer, kakaakyat lang namin kahapon sa mt.balagbag,sobra lakas ng hangin sa gabi sa summit.ok naman safe naman overnyt stay namin,un nga lang sobra lamig..ingat guys,,,pag my papanik sabay kmi ulit..salamat,09224400470

Rei Ariz said...

Sir akyat kmi sa sabado dto safe po ba? Salamat

Rei Ariz said...

My aakyat po ba dto sa sat? Kita kits po

Anonymous said...

Kame! nag trail run kame kanina d'yan, nagstart kame 9AM sa Licao-Licao jump-off, then nakarating ng helipad ng 9:58AM, rested for 20 minutes sa bagong tayong pahingahan sa helipad, then takbo na naman pababa & reached Licao jump-off ng 11:06AM then had our lunch there.
Kame 'yung boy&girl na naka-black, hehe

Ryan Sanchez said...

Good Afernoon Mountaineers.

I was in Mt. Balagbag Rodriguez Rizal yesterday to explore the "Mt. Maranat". I lost my tent and 3 headlights, batteries and some food supply of my group. On morning(helipad) we left one tent pitched where all our things were in since day hike lang kame sa Mt. Maranat and ito lage ang ginagawa ko sa Balagbag everytime may i-explore kame sa sierra madre iniiwan namin ang gamet namin sa helipad. When we went back at 6pm in Helipad our tent was opened as we prepare and pack our things we discovered that those items were missing. I reported this to ate Len-len who is the care taker of the Helipad. She said that this is the first "theft incident" reported. I have been coming to this mountain since 2010.. 11th time and on this climb specifically was set for our Charity work( giving jollibee food to kids). I hope this wont happen again like in "Mt. Sembrano" so to all who's planning to explore Balagbag and Mt. Maranat, Mt. Sarumbibit and Mt. Uriod please secure all your things. I am just worried since this is my "home mountain" kung hindi tayo magiingat mas lalong may ma-tetempt na magnakaw. Ate Len-len is now investigating this incident since she said may mga "bago siyang katiwala sa helipad". Before we left may nag tip samin na ung katiwala nila eh umaaligid dun sa tent namin the whole day. I dont want to judge him but sana magingat na lang tayo guys. Anyway i would still highly suggest this place.. there are so many spots that are left unexplored behind Mt. Balagbag like Sarumbibit, Secret Falls and the Mt. Oriod..... I hope we can share this.

Anonymous said...

Good morning po! Gusto ko sana i'try mag trail dito sa balagbag,makikisabay lang sana ko kung may papanik.hehe!
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Derek Alfred Bentulan said...

Meron kame climb this saturday..

Champoy said...

ok po na umaakyat dito sa Holy week?? pwede po ba malaman kung san yung terminal papunta sa licao-licao sa tungko?

Anonymous said...

We were there last april 6-7, a kid we met along the trail volunteered to be our guide going to maranat falls. before we left maranat falls, i discovered that my cellphone and the 520 bills inside my wallet was lost. he said that he doesn't have anything to do with it. my husband said to just forget about it since i'm also at fault for being too complacent. yesterday, someone texted my friend telling her that someone pawned my cp to him and he suspected that it's stolen when he saw my pictures so he tried to contact me. earlier today we went back to mt. balagbag and reported the incident to the barangay officials. i was able to retrieve my cellphone and I met the father of the kid. apparently, another incident of theft happened yesterday involving the same KID and another TWO KIDS. they stole a laptop and money amounting to 8,000 pesos from the mountaineers who set up camp in helipad. lesson learned, never trust anyone even KIDS and look after your valuables AT ALL TIMES!!!. good thing this matter was already brought to the attention of barangay officials. I hope they would do something about it soon.

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