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Mount Balagbag, Philippines


Prominence: 0 m, 0 ft

Elevation: 777 meters, 2549 feet


Approx. Isolation: 6.71 km, 4.17 mi
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)14° 49' 26'' N, 121° 10' 47'' E
14.823998, 121.179628 (Dec Deg)
CountryPhilippines
State/ProvinceCalabarzon (IV-A)
County/Second Level RegionRizal
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A hiking destination favored for its proximity to Metro Manila is Mt. Balagbag, located in Rodriguez (formerly Montalban), Rizal. This mountain is part of the Sierra Madre range as it transitions into the plains of Central and Southern Luzon. At over 700 MASL, it is of sufficient elevation to offer views of Ortigas and some parts of Metro Manila, as well as the Ipo Watershed.
The trail is very easy and wide, and Mt. Balagbag is also a favorite of mountain bikers. Although locals recall a past when the mountain was covered with trees, it is now barren, and hikers who will trek it summer will find sun exposure as the only difficulty in this trek. Hence, dimtrekking (hiking very early in the morning or late afternoon) is recommended.
Additional features of Mt. Balagbag include some small waterfalls and rivers along the way, as well as the possibility of traversing to San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan or other barangays of Rodriguez, Rizal. Along the way to Mt. Balabag, there is also the Veterans’ Peak or Veterans’ Summit which is more of a local tourist spot. There are security concerns regarding Balagbag at the moment, but it has the potential to be a nice and near hiking spot from Manila.
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balagbag 1 (Unknown). Photo by Gerbs De Castro .
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Prominence  Clean Prominence: 0 m/0 ft
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  Key Col: 777 m/2549 ft
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   Distance: 6.71 km/4.17 mi
Isolation distance is based on NHN and is slightly overstated.
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Mount Oriod  (NE)
RangesContinent: Asia
Range2: Philippines
Range3: Luzon
Drainage BasinsSouth China Sea
Pacific Ocean
IslandLuzon
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This peak was submitted to the Peakbagger.com database by Eric John Pedris.
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