Monday, April 6, 2015

THE TOP 5 DAYHIKES IN BUKIDNON

Bukidnon is a great place for nature trekking due to its grand mountains and natural wonders. Trekkers looking for arduous routes can select from the major peaks included in the top 10 highest summits of the country. Dayhikers can also opt for the minor peaks and adventure sites trekkable for a day. Out of the 20 Must-Visit Destinations in Bukidnon, here are the top 5 dayhikes in the province I highly recommend to sweat the day out and get cooled down after.

I CAN EVEN ACCOMPANY YOU WHEN VISITING THESE PLACES... 



 THE TOP 5...


1. CEDAR MULTIFALLS
Location: Impalutao, Impasugong, Bukidnon
Access Point/ Accessibility: National highway, Impalutao, Impasugong 
Mode of Transport to Jump-off: trekking, habalhabal
No. of Trekking Hours: 2 hours
Features: 3 major falls with different sources each, minifalls, rivers, swimming pool, event venue, forest reserve, camping site, basketball court
Activities: River trekking, swimming, picnicking, camping
Difficulty: 3/10
 

2. MT. PALAOPAO
Location: Sito Palaopao, Kisolon, Sumilao, Bukidnon
Access Point/ Accessibility: Sumilao Terminal, National Highway, Kisolon, Sumilao 
Mode of Transport to Jump-off: Trekking
No. of Trekking Hours: 2-3 hours 
Features: 2 summits with concrete and wooden crosses, site for Holy Week stations of the cross, rock formations, open trail, overlooking, hanging bridge, plus KULAMAN RIVER 
Activities: trekking, climbing, picnicking, swimming
Difficulty: 5/10
Kulaman River is a bonus when trekking to Mt. Palaopao




3. CINCHONA MULTIFALLS
Location: Block 2, Kaatuan, Lantapan, Bukidnon
Access Point/ Accessibility: Sitio Block 2, Kaatuan, Lantapan, Bukidnon 
Mode of Transport to Jump-off: Habalhabal from Poblacion, Lantapan
No. of Trekking Hours: 1.5 - 2 hours 
Features: 5 tiered waterfalls, side trips to Conchona Forest Reserve, Phil Eagle sanctuary, White House, Japanese Century Houses, century old chapel
Activities: Trekking, swimming
Difficulty: 4/10



 4. KIBALABAG MULTIFALLS
Location: Kibalabag, Malaybalay City
Access Point/ Accessibility: Kibalabag, Malaybalay City 
Mode of Transport to Jump-off: Habalhabal from Malaybalay City (near Armands Store)
No. of Trekking Hours: Katihan Falls (2 hours), Kibalabag and Dumagongdong Falls (30 minutes) 
Features: 3 different Water falls, the 2 are just beside the barangay road
Activities: River trekking, swimming
Difficulty: 4/10
 

5. MT. CAPISTRANO
Location: Sitio Binalbagan, Simaya, Malaybalay City
Access Point/ Accessibility: Sitio Binalbagan, Simaya, Malaybalay City
Mode of Transport to Jump-off: Habalhabal, passenger multicab from Aglayan national highway
No. of Trekking Hours: 2-3 hours
Features: Summit with rock formations, overlooking rice fields
Activities: Trekking, climbing
Difficulty: 6/10


OTHER DAYHIKES:


1. BLUEWATER CAVE
Location: San Jose, Quezon, Bukidnon
Access Point/ Accessibility: National Highway, bridge past NAPOCOR
Mode of Transport to Jump-off: Public transport vehicles
No. of Trekking Hours: 30-45 minutes 
Features: Cave with cool, crystal clear river intersecting Pulangui River
Activities: Trekking, picnicking, rockclimbing, rappeling, swimming
Difficulty: 4/10


2. SUMALSAG CAVE
Location: Sitio Kilabong, Vista Villa, Sumilao, Bukidnon
Access Point/ Accessibility: National Highway, Brgy. Dalirig, Manolo Fortich  
Mode of Transport to Jump-off: Habalhabal from Brgy. Dalirig
No. of Trekking Hours: 2 hours 
Features: Cave with river, needs to immerse at the final exit
Activities: Spelunking, swimming, crawling, walking like a duck
Difficulty: 6/10


3. MIGTAMBOL FALLS
Location: New Zamboangita, New Eden, Pangantucan, Bukidnon
Access Point/ Accessibility: Sitio New Zamboangita
Mode of Transport to Jump-off: Habalhabal, chartered vehicles
No. of Trekking Hours: 45 minutes - 1 hour
Features: Waterfall with wide pool
Activities: River trekking, swimming
Difficulty: 4/10



4. PULANGUI RIVER (OLD)
Location: Barangay North Poblacion, Maramag, Bukidnon
Access Point/ Accessibility: Crystal Sugar Mill Road near Waig Resort
Mode of Transport to Jump-off: Habalhabal
No. of Trekking Hours: 20 minutes
Features: River with rock formations and caverns plus Crystal Clear River
Activities: Boating, tubing, swimming
Difficulty: 2/10
Crystal Spring is an added attraction when visiting Pulangui River



5. MUSUAN PEAK
Location: Musuan, Dologon, Maramag, Bukidnon
Access Point/ Accessibility: National Highway near the Philippine Carabao Center
Mode of Transport to Jump-off: Public transport vehicles
No. of Trekking Hours: 45 minutes - 1 hour
Features: Overlooking the Pulangui Manmade Lake and Valencia City
Activities: Trekking, picnicking, sightseeing
Difficulty: 3/10

46 comments:

  1. Glad I found this blog! I am planning to visit my relatives in Bukidnon this April 2015 and I would like to do something more exciting during my visit! Definitely going to make a trip to one of these!

    Angelo
    www.AngeloTheExplorer.com

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  2. beautiful photos! so refreshing and inviting!

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    1. Thanks, gals. WE started it all...

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  3. Sir pwede magpa kuyog sa imo aning mga lugara? Haha. Or basin naa kay mga kaila nga pwede mag guide? :)

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    1. Pwede kaayo. Cedar ako irecommend kay daghan maadtoan.

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  4. Hi! We are planning to have another day hike in/ around/ near bukidnon. We are done with mt capistrano, and since we are starters yet we were thinking to have a hike with a little less difficulty as that with mt capistrano. We are planning to have our hike this march7, 2016 with 3 girls and 2 boys. We would love to have u with the team. How can we contact you?

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    1. hi, ken! thanks for dropping by. mt. capistrano is also good for beginners. it is much easier than mt. palaopao. it can be accessed right from kisolon terminal.
      how i'd love to be with your team too. sadly, your schedule falls on a weekday. anyway, the trail is real easy that a guide is no longer needed. just ask from locals.
      i may be contacted at "ABOUT ME" page.

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  5. hi sir, naa kay contact number sa guide? :)

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    1. hi, floryville. most spots ani nga post dili pa kaayo commercialized that's why for me, kini sila maoy naa sa top dayhikes. ang uban wala gani entrance fee, ag uban naay minimal lang kaayo at P10.00. wala rabay guide sa cedar because of its easy trail pero pwede ka maghire ug bata sa local for company. same sa mt. palaopao, pwede ka ask sa residents sa jump-off sa sitio palaopao. sa cinchona, pananghid lang sa mga official sa brgy. kaatuan, hangyo dayon ug guide. sa kibalabag, naay ako kaila didto nga makatabang sa imo trek---NANCY ODINO:09758807322. sa mt. capistrano, wala pa gihapon guide, hangyo lang bata mag-uban sa trail. same sa uban spots nga naa lang duol sa highway like bluewaters and musuan peak.

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    2. Salamat kau Sir. been to Sinulom last week.:) thanks sa details. :)

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    3. Very helpful kau imo blog. Thankee and God bless.:)

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    4. you're very much welcome! hope you enjoyed your visit...

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  6. Hi sir �� ganda ng bkog mo. Tanong ko lng po. How far is the distance from each sites? San place sa bukidnon ka mag stay para ma puntahan mo yung mga lugar in a short distance.?

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    1. thanks for reading. Only CEDAR and Mt. Palaopao are close to each other and can be done in a day if your muscles are not yet sore from climbing. Bluewaters and Musuan Peak can also be compressed in a day since they are both located just along the highway. Others can be done each in a day. All of these are easily accessible.

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  7. Helo sir...isa sa akong idol sa mga adventurešŸ˜‰...ask unta ko help,pwede pa guide mi karon June 18 or 19? I'm planning to visit bukidnoon this weekend...

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    1. hi, idol! when mo abot bukidnon? pwede ta mo ubanan sa 18. palaopao and cedar ato pwede adtoon. kaya ra na 1 day, though medyo kapoy gyud. tagaan ta dayon mo guide para sa 19, kanang sayon ra adtoon pero sulit pud.

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  8. sir. mangadto unta mi dra sa cedar ugma. taga davao mi. unsay pamaagi paadto dra sir?

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    1. hi, jomar. sakay lang regular bus going cdo. panaug sa brgy. impalutao sa impasugong. ingna lang driver ihunong sa cedar swimming pool. hike na dayon pasulod. naay swimming pool. naa pud mga falls. malakaw ra. gamay lang nga hiking.

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  9. hi, jomar. sakay lang regular bus going cdo. panaug sa brgy. impalutao sa impasugong. ingna lang driver ihunong sa cedar swimming pool. hike na dayon pasulod. naay swimming pool. naa pud mga falls. malakaw ra. gamay lang nga hiking.

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  10. Good Day Sir, Pwd ba mag overnight sa CEDAR camping?plano kasi namin mag dayhike sa Mt. Capistrano tapos sa CEDAR na kami mag palipas ng gabi at mag river trekking kinabukasan. Davao city pa kasi kami. Thanks :)

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    1. hi, floreme. yes, you can camp at cedar. really good place to camp. very minimal charge lang naman. you will truly enjoy.

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    2. Magkano po ang registration sa CEDAR at Mt. Capistrano sir?thanks

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    3. mt. capistrano is P20.00. Cedar daytour is P10.00. Cedar over night is P20.00 or a little increase.

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  11. Maayong adlaw! kung istraight ni og adtu tanan sir? mga pila ka days tanan?^_^

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    1. hi, chaddy! pwede 1 day per spot. pwede maisa ang blue waters and musuan peak. pwede pud maisa ang palaopao hill and cedar pero hago gyud nuon.

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  12. backpackertraveldiariesAugust 23, 2016 at 12:59 AM

    Hi Tupe! Great blog, salamat! Gusto ko mag backpacker trip ngari. Pwede pa mag tent camping sa Palaopao or Cedar?

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    1. Thanks! yes, pwede ra magtent sa cedar. sa palaopao, inform lang sa registration area nga gusto ka magtent. daghan na man grupo dinha gatent.

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    2. Asa ko manaug para sa Cedar? Mag camping unta ko overnight this Sat tapos saka sa Mt. Palaopao. Pwede ba nah?

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    3. yes, pwede kaayo. kun gikan na ka palaopao, sakay lang bus or multicab going malaybalay. para magdrop sa cedar, panaug lang sa brgy impalutao. ingna ang driver or conductor ng diha lang ka sa swimming pool sa cedar.

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  13. Thanks Tupe! Gikan ko Mt. Palaopao ug CEDAR gahapon. :)

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  14. hi tupe, my officemates and I are planning for a trekking activity and we find CEDAR and MT CAPISTRANO so inviting. we just want some fun and adventure, is there an office for booking reservation or diritso nami sa site? is there a tour guide? Please help, thanks..

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    1. Hi, unknown. Thanks for dropping by. You may get directly to the sites. Registration is onsite. You may also hire local guides.

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  15. Hi, Sir Tupe. My group will be climbing Mt. Kalatungan on second week of October, coming from Manila flying to Davao then Pangantucan. Having done Pulag, Apo, and D2K dayhike, Kalatungan will complete my top 5 bucket list. I will be coming a day earlier than the rest of the group.

    If I have one day (Oct. 13) to do dayhike, spelunking, and/or visit waterfalls, could you recommend an itinerary for me that will maximize the places that I can explore considering the travel time via public transport? I will take the first bus trip from Davao, and plans to stay in Pangantucan travel lodge after the 1-day activities. I'm an average hiker and I used to be an active blogger (noelizm.blogspot).

    Many thanks for your very helpful blog about Bukidnon outdoor attractions!

    Noel

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    1. Hi, Sir Noel. Thank you for dropping by. If you're from davao, you can pass by BLUEWATER CAVE in San Jose, Quezon. It's around 3 hours from Davao. This is just along the highway right at the boundary between Quezon and Maramag. You can leave your belongings at the registration kiosk. You may proceed to Maramag, then Pangantucan after the trek. Enjoy...

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    2. Thanks for your reply Sir Tupe. I saw the Blue Water Cave on Google map where I suppose I should alight at the bridge boundary around 8 am.

      Afterwards, I think I still have enough time to hike Mt. Musuan, then see the old Pulangui River as well. Would you know the last bus/jeepney trip from Maramag to Pangantucan?

      Noel

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    3. yes, you can still trek both. the last bus bound for wao (passing by pangantucan)passes Maramag at 8:00 pm. lots of vans also travel from maramag going to wao even by nighttime

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    4. Dear Sir Tupe,

      Thanks for your valuable info.


      Noel

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  16. Good day sir! Never been to Bukidnon and I Guess I found reasons to visit soon. This is a very interesting list for me. Thanks to you! I'm dropping a message on your FB page for questions, if it's okay?

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    1. Good day, Sir Obert! You will truly enjoy in my home Bukidnon... Have a happy journey!

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  17. Hi sir. Pwede magpa tour? Hehe bukas na po.

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    1. hi, daryl. i'm so so sorry i couldn't attend to your request last week. i was out with my family celebrating holy week. hope you had a great time, though. in case, you want to go for a trek, yes, we will set sched ahead of time. by the way, i'm a solo trekker and i love going outdoors with "solo" trekkers too. hope to meet you soon...

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