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Mt. Maculot is one of the famous destinations for hikers here in Batangas. Located at the heart of Cuenca Batangas, this mountain has been featured in several magazines and TV shows countrywide.
The climb is actually not that easy but it is worth the effort because the mountain’s summit promises a breath taking vista of the famous Taal Lake. The calm and serene surroundings when on the top of Maculot is certainly a complete getaway from the stressful environs of the city.
The campsite is located atop the shoulders of Mt. Maculot. Acoording to campers and hikers, winds could go from strong to moderate depending on the wheather. At night, blankies could keep hikers safe and warm from the blow of chilly cold winds.
Near the campsite is one of the mountain’s attraction called “rockies”. It’s a popular vantage-point for viewing the Taal lake. The other side of this “rockies” is a 500 meter vertical wall, which leads all the way down to the lake.
The summit is another hour away from the campsite (located at the mountains’ shoulder), although an alternative trail (the grotto trail) can be taken, traversing the mountain from the other side and then descending to the shoulder campsite.
All your tiredness will surely be blown away as you reach this point. The spectacular view of Taal lake and all the luscious green forest will make you forget the difficult and probably exhausting climb.
How to get there?
From Manila, take a bus bound to Lemery Batangas and get off at Cuenca town proper. The jump off point is just near the town’s municipal hall where you can register for only P5 (per hiker).
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Last Updated: September 5, 2013