Mt. Maculot

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One of the most popular day-trip and summer destinations, Mt. Maculot is located at the heart of Batangas. Easily identifiable for its terminating east side, which forms a cliff that offers great challenge for rock climbing enthusiasts, it is considered a landmark for locals and travelers.

The mountain has three destinations: Rockies, the summit, and the Grotto, all of which can be covered by a traverse day-hike. The Rockies is the most popular among the three for it stands beside the world-famous Taal Lake. Most climbers head to the Rockies and only 5% of hikers trek the traverse.

Experienced climbers can reach the Rockies in less than an hour, but at a relaxed pace, it could take up to two or three hours. Since Mt. Maculot is a famous hiking destination, it is not surprising to find a lot of hikers, especially during


- Catch the early morning sunrise during the hike
- Hike through the forests and canopies
- See a magnificent view of the Taal Lake and Crater


  • Roundtrip transfers via private vehicle: Manila-Cuenca, Batangas-Manila
  • Registration fees and other applicable entrance fees 
  • services of our Adventure Guides
  • Light meal at the jump-off point
  • Local Guide Fees


  • Porter Fees (if needed by the participant)
  • Lunch
  • Tips and donations
  • Day 1

  • 01:30 AM Registration and Meet up at McDonald El Pueblo, Ortigas

  • 02:00 AM Estimated Time of Departure (ETD) for Cuenca, Batangas, Mt. Maculot jump-off point

  • 04:30 AM Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) Mt. Maculot jump-off point. Last minute packing and orientation

  • 05:00 AM Start Trek

  • 07:30 AM ETA at Camp Site. Rest. Start trek to rockies.

  • 08:00 AM ETA rockies. Explore the rockies.

  • 09:00 AM Start descent back to campsite and head to summit.

  • 10:30 AM Summit. Early lunch

  • 11:00 AM Start descent.

  • 01:00 PM ETA Jump off point. Wash up. Lunch.

  • 02:30 PM Head back to Manila.

  • 06:00 PM ETA Manila.

Trail Steepness Mostly steep
Trail Exposure Covered except at the campsite and Rockies
Mobile Signal Mostly present
Transportation Private vehicle
Restroom/Toilet Present at the jump-off point
River/Water Crossing None
Temperature Cool in the early morning, hot and humid in the late morning and afternoon
Meals Snack/Mirienda is provided. Lunch is not provided
Special Equipment/Gear None needed
Wash area at jump-off Present
  • A change of clothes
  • A good pair of trekking shoes
  • Things for rain and sun protection (e.g. Sunblock, shades, raincoat etc.)
  • Head Light
  • Water and other rehydration fluids (we recommend a minimum of 2 litters/person)
  • Snacks/Trail Food
  • Packed Lunch
  • Personal Medications
  • Toiletries (e.g. tissue,towel)
  • Slippers
  • Trekking pole
  • Extra plastic bag or dry bags for your dirty clothes
  • Deposit slip and your remaining balance
Please email us at or contact us at  (+63)969-559-7616.

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