Hi! Because I love hiking, Mount Kalugong is one of the mountains that I’ve tried which is located at La Trinidad, Benguet. It is considered to be one of the most popular mountains in Benguet.
So we went there last Sunday, it is just a 15-20 minutes hike and the trek is pretty easy as the road going up is established. We just followed the street until we arrived in an area where there were some sort of small village. It is now the “Mount Kalugong Echo Park” yes it is a park . However, it is still a mountain top of sorts. And then the care taker let us logged in to their guest book and we paid 50 pesos per head for our entrance fee.
After we registered, we immediately went to the area where there were nipa huts, table for picnics and seesaw. Then after taking some pictures, we decided to have our lunch first before we started the “ROCK CLIMBING”. Mount Kalugong is famous because of it’s different rock formations and it is the highest part of the area overlooking the La Trinidad Valley.
So I will now show you the main highlight of our trek, “ROCK CLIMBING”. Rocks, rocks, rocks and more rocks. These pictures may not be pleasing to the eyes but once you’re on top of these rocks, you’ll appreciate God for creating such a wonderful nature.!
We climbed those sharp weird rocks for us to see the view of La Trinidad Valley. It actually excites me since it was my first time to do it.
More Pictures that we captured!
I was a bit disappointed with their comfort room because it was so dirty. I don’t want to put in detail my review about this part. I just hope that they will maintain the cleanliness of their comfort room. Hygiene hygiene hygiene! Moving on, Mount Kalugong is good for nature relaxation and is a place if you want to get out of the stress, noise and crowded city life. I guess, this place is intended for picnic, group activities and camping. Try their improvised wooden swing, I actually spent almost 1 hour on it. RELAXING!
How To Get Here?
From Baguio City, ride a La Trinidad jeep going to Camp Dangwa or any jeep that passes Barangay Upper Cruz La Trinidad. Then get down at Baguio Memorial Services (BMS) in Upper Cruz. After that, walk your way up through the road. Just keep on walking until where the Echo Park is located. And tenen! You’re already in Kalugong! ☺☺
But if you prefer the rocky way which I guess is fun, you can start at Balili La Trinidad then ask the folks there for directions.
To end this, I just want to give a simple reminder to those who are planning to visit this mountain. I just hope that what’ever you saw, you won’t think of destroying it. Love our NATURE!
Thank you for reading!