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Mount Manalmon, San Miguel
Categories: Mountains, Nature & Parks
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San Miguel, Bulacan
Major jump-off: Sitio Madlum, Brgy. Sibul, San Miguel
Part of the historical Biak-na-Bato National Park is an outdoor destination called Mt. Manalmon, in San Miguel, Bulacan.
Although merely a hill, strictly speaking, Mt. Manalmon possesses novel landscapes, including those of ***Madlum River, whose rock formations compensate for an otherwise unremarkable environ. Also, nearby sites such as the Bayukbok Caves (a 2-hr exploration from the River) and Madlum cave (historical due to an 18th century relic) can be coupled with a trip to Mt. Manalmon to maximize the Biak-na-Bato experience. Also, complementing Mt. Manalmon is another elevated ground called Mt. Gola; instead of turning right at the bifurcation, going left would lead to this peak, which is also a good vantage point.
Reaching Manalmon is commenced by taking a bus to Cabanatuan, and then alighting at Brgy. Kamias, San Miguel, Bulacan. From here, a tricycle ride can take you to the jump-off at Brgy. Madlum. From here, the entire trek only lasts for 2 hours. You will first pass through the Madlum cave (also called Manalmon cave); and then the rest of the trail would be passing through / crossing the Madlum River; this is the higlight of the trek. Camping may be done either after the river, or within the summit area. At the peak of Mt. Manalmon, you can see the Sierra Madre range to the east; and Mt. Arayat to the north. Still, it will be the rocky formations, the river, and the caves that will make Manalmon a memorable adventure.
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This is very ideal for beginners. The hike is not much of a hassle since there were guides helping us. We conquered Mt. Manalmon and Mt. Gola since it can be done in a dayhike.
Visiting Mount Manalmon was interesting. To reach the jump off, you had to cross a charming hanging bridge. Alternatively, you may also choose to be more adventurous and cross the river via the monkey... read more »
Mountain climbing beginners looking for an all-in-one experience should definitely go to Mt. Manalmon. Situated in Sitio Madlum, San Miguel, Bulacan, it is only 2 hours away from Manila with various o... read more »
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