This is my 7th climb on this mountain, it is one of my home mountains because this is a place we used to celebrate our Anniversary in UEM. A place of friendship, brotherhood, a place to a super fun and no lights off socials.
Mt. Maculot is situated in Cuenca, Batangas with 947masl elevation. This is popular for day hikers because its has an easy trail and just two hours away from the busy place of Metro Manila. The trail is easy, it has like 7 buko stations along the trail which is good place to take rest and refreshen!
Since rainy season is comin,for the last time I badly needed a hike, since this was closed quite sometime due to pending case of Mr.Yson who died in Mt.Maculot I think a good time now to revisit and check if new policies are implemented. From the Highway we took the usual route going to jump off and paid registration fee and a mandatory guide fee of P400 for 5 pax. It alao differs according to destination and trip ( dayhike or overnight).
The trek last for 1.5hours with many stop overs and sometime traffic due to volume of hikers! We descend and challenge the group to take only 30min from Campsite to Jump off and yet I made it 18mins! Yes – I am challenging myself so I can join trail run soon! My friend Robie made it to 23mins and other at 38 minutes! Not bad!
Take bus from Buendia – Jam Liner bound for Lemery
Take a trike to jump off and will drop you also in Registration Area
Going back to Manila – advisable to take a jeep bound to SM Lipa
From SM Lipa you can choose buses bound to LRT Buendia or Cubao
Bus fare LRT to Cuenca – 147
Trike – 20
Reg fee – 20
Guide – 400 for 5 pax
Ligo – 15
Jeep to SM Lipa – 25
BUs to LRT – 116
Go and hike! Live a life with adventures! Happy Reading!!