Mt. Cinco Picos


FUN AT Mt. Cinco Picos

Trail Difficulty: 5/10

Adventure Duration: 1 day/s

Cinco Picos, also known as Tatlong Tirad to the Aetas, is a popular mountain located in Subic, Zambales. The mountain was originally used as a training ground by the U.S. troops, who were stationed in what used to be the Subic Naval Base. Today, it is one of the most sought-after hiking destinations in the region.

At Trail Adventours, the Mt. CincoPicos trip is done as a day-hike. The trail difficulty is rated five out of ten, with ten being the hardest, and can definitely pose a challenge even to seasoned mountaineers. The mountain offers a lot of things to every adventurer – a glimpse of nature’s beauty, an exhilarating hiking experience, and of course the thrill of witnessing five beautiful peaks all in one day!

Did you know?
The name of Mt. Cinco Picos was derived from its five beautiful peaks that many mountaineers admire today.


Day 1
12:01 AM Meet up and Registration at McDonald's El Pueblo, Ortigas
12:30 AM Depart for Mt. Cinco Picos, Zambales.
04:00 AM Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) Sitio Cawag. Orientation and final preparation.
04:30 AM Start trek.
09:00 AM ETA Peak 1. Continue trek.
11:00 AM Camp site (lunch and explore, proceed to peak 2).
01:00 PM Start descent.
05:00 PM ETA Mt. Cinco Picos jump-off point.
06:00 PM Estimated Time of Departure (ETD) for Manila. Dinner along the way.
11:00 PM ETA Manila



Roundtrip private vehicle: Manila-Mt. Cinco Picos, Zambales
Registration, entrance and DENR fees
Adventure Guide/Coordinator
Local Guide
Trail AdvenTours ID


10-12 people:  Php 2,000.00/person
8-9 people:      Php 2,300.00/person
6-7 people:      Php 3,000.00/person
5 people:         Php 3,300.00/person
Less than 4 people: Php 16,000.00


Please email for any inquries and booking.
  • Clothes good enough for the trip (for changing after the hike)
  • A good pair of trekking shoes
  • Rain and Sun Protection (Sun block, shades, rain coat etc.)
  • Head Light
  • Water or rehydration fluids
  • Snack/ Trail Food
  • Lunch
  • Trekking Pole
  • Toiletries (tissue, wet wipes, tooth brush etc.)
  • Camera
  • Personal medications
  • Slippers
  • Deposit slip and remaining balance
  • Waiver
  • Book donation (optional. This is for our 1 Book Project. We prefer books for elementary students) 
You can download our waiver here.
Waiver (PDF)

1. How do we get there?
We will be using private vehicles. Travel time is 3 hours.

2. Is the climb ideal for beginners?
No. The trek is difficult and challenging. It is a 5 hour continuous ascent through 40 to 50 degree steep trails to the summit. However, if you are confident with your physical fitness then there will be no problem. 

3. Are there restrooms?
There are restrooms at the jump-off point. It is possible to take a bath here.

4. Is there a water source? 
None. Mt. Cinco Picos is infamous for its very exposed and dry trails thus, 4L of water or more is required.

5. Are there there any river crossing? 
Yes. There are two river crossing involved that are below knee-level. On dry months the river is dried up as well.


Destination Date Remaining Slot(s) Status
Mt. Cinco Picos Jan 19,2019 14 Active

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