Mt. Lubog it got into my curiosity when my friend told me she wanted to go to Mt. Lubog. What’s with it’s name “lubog”? So I immediately did a research and found out that it’s a mountain in Rodriguez, Rizal having the limestone formation at it’s summit. Then I told myself. Ahh, maybe that where it got it’s name.
Trailhead: Sitio Lubog, Brgy. Puray, Rodriguez
LLA: 14°50′10.4′′ N, 121°14′12.9′′, 955 MASL (+337)
Specs: Minor, Difficulty 4/9, Trail class 1-4 with rock scrambling
Features: Limestone formations, scenic views of the Sierra Madre
How to go to Mt. Lubog?
We left Manila early in the morning at around 3AM. We rode FX in Cubao going to Rodriguez, Rizal. Fare is Php 50.00 each. When we reached the Gas Station in Rodriguez Rizal, we immediately looked for Habal-Habal driver that will bring us to Sitio Puray Brgy.Lubog.
This blog is better to explain in pictures so you’ll be able to see what awaits you when you decided to go.
Now comes the real action!
We were actually enjoying the the habal habal ride until we reached the part where our butt stated to hurt because of the uneven and rocky road. That’s where I realized why it was called lubog. Truly enough the road is lubog lubog. 🙂
There were even parts where we needed to get offf the habal habal because it can’t go through with us in uneven, muddy and inclined road.
Five minutes of walking and 15 minutes habal habal ride again, we finally reach the part where we registered and hired a tour guide. A small kubo house where we paid for Php 50.00 each for the registration fee and Php 1000.00 for tour guide fee.
That habal habal ride doesn’t end there, because we rode another 15 minutes to reach the summit. With the twice intensity from the first ride – a more inclined and rough road.
We started the trek at around 7 AM. The trail is not that technical but it can really be muddy when raining.
Mt. Lubog Summit
At around 11 AM we finally reached the summit. Bringing gloves can be a big help because the summit is full of limestone formation. Really beautiful.
This is us taking a little rest. There’s a little tree cover enough to hide us from direct sunlight.
We started to descend at around 12:30 PM. The trail back is along Panintingan Falls so we decided to take a dip.
We stayed and enjoyed the water for an hour. We really enjoyed our Mt. Lubog adventure. What surprise me most is that – when ask something about Mt. Lubog, what I will remember is the habal-habal ride.
It is definitely worth a visit. Thanks to Ate Kat, Dan, Ivann and Iris.
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