Thursday, February 12, 2015

EPOL FALLS: A Curtain in the Woods

EPOL Mountain Spring Resort in Epol, Baganihan, Marilog District, Davao City is just a 300 meter trek from the national highway. The main falls--- EPOL FALLS is around 20 feet high. Its mountain cool, gentle cascades curtain down the limy rock. Locals say the falls is a 5-series cascades with names such as Tourist, Jordan, Epol and two more. According to sources, EPOL is an acronym for EVERLASTING POWER OF LOVE.    

Here's a photo compilation for your guidance...

THE ENTRANCE












EPOL FALLS








TREKKING ABOVE EPOL FALLS



A mini-falls above a cavern.







Inside the cavern
 

Inside the cavern curtained by the waters
TREKKING BELOW EPOL FALLS







HOW TO GET THERE:
From Malaybalay, take a bus bound for Davao (preferably non-aircon). Not long after passing through Bukidnon-Davao boundary, drop off at EPOL in Brgy. Baganihan. A 300 meter trek is required to reach the falls.

From Davao, take a CDO bound bus (non-aircon) and drop off at EPOL in Brgy, Baganihan. A 500-meter trek is required to reach the falls.

FEES:
A right of way of P7.00 is collected at the entrance. Another P7.00 is collected in the small house near the falls.

OTHER FEES: For Overnight Stay
Tent Pitching: P10.00
Unused Hut Rent: Big=50/head minimum of 10 pax
                              Small=50/head minimum of 6 pax

FOR RESERVATION:
Contact Bebeth at 0926-341-6968 or Ayoy at 0926-134-7611

10 comments:

  1. fresh water :D the sound of river relax my mind |Playgroup Singapore

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    1. a cool and very relaxing place, indeed...

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  2. Nice blog! Btw, I'm planning to visit there, I would like to ask how much the bus fare going there. Your response is highly appreciated. Thank you!

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    1. Hi, Mae-Ann. Thanks for reading.
      If you're from Davao, it would cost around P100. From Malaybalay, it's around P200. And the enjoyment is priceless.

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    2. Hello! Thank you po sa response.
      Ask ko din po kung pwede mag overnight sa Epol?
      Please reply po. Salamat! :)

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    3. Hi, Mae-Ann! Yes, pwedeng mag-overnight dun. Some pitch their tents. Some rent the old cottages near the falls. Just bring your own sleeping gears.

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  3. Is it ok to bring toddlers along? Kayanin kaya nila ang trekking? From the Highway going to the Falls and back? How far po ba from the highway to the falls?

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    1. hi, 2Bs. thanks for dropping by.
      it's okay to bring toddlers. just guide them well. rocky/stony ang trail. careful lang pagbaba ng hagdan sa harap nga falls. the distance from the highway is estimated to be around 500 meters.

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  4. Hi! Thanks for this very enticing info. by the way safe lang ba kahit mag-isa pupunta sa epol falls? and the trekking would take how many minutes po?

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    1. hy, zyna. yes, it's very safe to trek there alone. it's pretty close to the highway. trekking would only take 15-20 minutes.

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