Mt. Maculot: Almost Too Easy

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Our Mt. Maculot climb was no sweat. In fact, I felt like a cheated for having such an awesome view for an easy climb.

A lot of people think mountain climbing is a feat. It may be so. I am a beginner myself only this year, having climbed 9 mountains in four months only. Do I think it’s a feat? Maybe. But not an impossible one at that!

One of the most beginner-friendly mountains is Mt. Maculot located in Cuenca, Batangas. Together with Travel Tipid group, we scaled the mountain characterized by plenty of food/water stops and gentle slopes. It was more of hiking than climbing, really.

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The Three Destinations of Mt. Maculot

Mt. Maculot is a whopping 947 meters above sea level — the second highest point in the province. However, the jump-off point is already on a escalated level that it only takes about 2-3 hours to the summit.

What makes Mt. Maculot all the more inviting is the various options to go to the Rockies, the peak and traverse to the Grotto. For this dayhike, we opted to go to the Rockies only. The climb was almost too easy, too comfortable. In no time, we made it to the campsite.

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Soon, we started scaling the famous Mt. Maculot Rockies at 706 meters above sea level — passing through patches of tall grass and scrambling up rocks while occasionally looking back at the view.

Glassy Lakes and Rocky Cliffs

The view from the Mt. Maculot Rockies was absolutely breathtaking. Overlooking Taal Lake, Taal Volcano and its crater. Water appears to be a sheet of smooth glass from the top and the lush greenery and dense forests seemed surreal. The summit of Mt. Maculot can be seen from the rockies and is only a few minutes’ difference from the campsite.

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For a relatively sweat-free climb and a clear view of the Taal Lake and the province of Batangas, Mt. Maculot and the rockies is a perfect introduction to the rewards of mountain climbing.

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I hope you stop wishing and start packing for your first mountain climb!


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    December 24, 2016 at 12:32 PM

    Your pictures make me want to go more!!! But, do you think it is safe to hike mt makulot while pregnant?(6months)

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      Sam Coronado
      December 27, 2016 at 1:57 PM

      It’s best to really get advice from your doctor! Given the good weather conditions, proper hydration, and a reasonable fitness level, it is possible. Go Jessica!! 🙂

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    Jhoanna Tacorda
    September 23, 2014 at 10:26 AM

    My husband has been there once and he keeps on insisting we go too! Now I know why:)

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    September 16, 2014 at 11:38 AM

    Sobrang ganda! I wanna try mountain climbing also but I have hika. Nakakahiya sa mga kasama ko baka magbuhat pa ng batang hikain. Hahahaha!

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    Que Sullano - Gavan
    September 16, 2014 at 3:45 AM

    So majestic on top! God mad all things beautiful!

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    May De Jesus-Palacpac
    September 13, 2014 at 5:24 PM

    Maculot is just about the only mountain under my sleeve, haha. The pictures are soooo familiar. I remember what I was singing when we were nearer the camp site where we spent the night. I remember being so scared cause there was another group of young men who pitched a tent and that night, they got drunk and we heard one of them say “sunugin natin kabilang kampo!” And there were more than 8 of them. There were only 4 of us and two of us were girls!

    Nevertheless, I enjoyed both the climb and going down.

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    Mr. Jacob's Mom (@MrJacobsMom)
    September 13, 2014 at 10:44 AM

    Beautiful view! I’m always looking forward to your cliff view photos!

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    Aisha Kristine Chong
    September 12, 2014 at 4:54 AM

    I only did climbing once – risky, adventurous but I super love it 🙂

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    Yippee Daniel
    September 12, 2014 at 4:42 AM


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    Manu Kalia
    September 12, 2014 at 2:33 AM

    Now that’s scares me. I love climbing mountains, but I have a problem in heights. Great photos and I am so envy watching you at the top of the mountain

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    September 11, 2014 at 1:32 PM

    I just wish I’m as energetic and as adventurous as you are to climb mountains.

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    September 11, 2014 at 1:16 PM

    Mountain trekking received a lot of negative publicity from that Bulacan incident where students dies. Should really get a reliable guide.

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    September 11, 2014 at 2:50 AM

    Fantastic photos! I’ve been told many years before that if I wanted to go mountain climbing, I should try Mt. Maculot first because, like you said, it’s an easy climb. Don’t know if I’ll ever get to do it though. Haha!

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    Patty | MrsC
    September 11, 2014 at 1:48 AM

    The macro photos of the flowers and the butterfly (is that a butterfly?) are so beautiful! 🙂

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    September 11, 2014 at 1:04 AM

    Looks like your having a great time on the climbs. I really enjoy climbing too but for most of the time, I have runs on weekends.

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    Paulline @ milastolemyheart
    September 10, 2014 at 11:29 PM

    I had wanted to go and couldn’t find someone to go with me. When I met friends who wants to go, I’m the one who got pregnant and couldn’t go anymore. My baby just turned one so I guess I shoukd star olanning a climb soon. Great pictures btw!

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    September 10, 2014 at 6:26 PM

    It was a very nice shots! I love the breathtaking view. I’ve been to Batangas once and hope to revisit and climb that mountain.

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    FX777 Classified Articles
    September 10, 2014 at 1:28 PM

    Glad you did the moments of your life; climbing the highest peaks. More to it in the future i think.

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    September 10, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    mountain climbing is in my bucket list! i’m gonna have to prepare for this sooon! >XD

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    September 10, 2014 at 8:03 AM

    After seeing the photos, now I wanna try climbing mountains too.

    Have you climbed Cebu’s Osmeña peak?

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    Franc Ramon
    September 10, 2014 at 6:45 AM

    I should try Mt. Maculot soon. I’m starting to like climbing mountains.

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    September 9, 2014 at 10:59 AM

    Wow, 9 mountains is quite a lot already considering that you’re a beginner in this field. I wonder when I will have the guts to finally say yes to mountain climbing. Views are all great! Congratulations for reaching another milestone.

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