5 Hiking Spots Popular Among Filipino Models and Influencers

5 Hiking Spots Popular Among Filipino Models and Influencers


Want to fulfill your plans of becoming a mountaineer? Get your hiking gear on and visit these must-see hiking spots all over the country, as seen on these Filipino influencers’ Instagram feeds

Mountaineering is no small feat. It takes training, as well as physical and mental toughness to weather the risks and the steep uphill climbs. To get yourself up to snuff, you should first go through beginner-friendly trails so you’re not taken by surprise with tougher climbs. Take inspiration from these Filipino influencers—from actresses to beauty queens—and see where your feet take you on your next hiking destination.

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Bato ni Ningning

Gazini Ganados at Bato ni Ningning
Photo: GAZINI GANADOS (via Instagram)

Bato ni Ningning is a limestone formation and tourist attraction found in Barangay Sto. Niño in San Vicente, Palawan. Reaching the peak takes a short hike up a hill, and for that, you’re rewarded with stunning views of the nearby coastline and local flora.

Masungi Georeserve

Kathleen Paton at Masungi Georeserve
Photo: KATHLEEN PATON (via Instagram)

The Masungi Georeserve is a conservation area located in the southern Sierra Madre range in Baras, Rizal. Here, you can avail of guided hiking tours through the Discovery Trail, which takes about three to four hours to complete. 

Mt. Kulis

Klea Pineda and Katrice Kierulf at Mt. Kulis
Photo: KATRICE KIERULF (via Instagram)

Another popular and beginner-friendly hiking spot is Mt. Kulis, which is situated in Sitio Maysawa, Barangay Cuyambay in Tanay, Rizal. You will be awarded with scenic views of the Sierra Madre mountain range by completing this hike, along with a prime location for camping.

Mt. Tapyas

Pauline Amelinckx at Mt. Tapyas
Photo: PAULINE AMELINCKX (via Instagram)

Mt. Tapyas in Coron, Palawan is a particular go-to amongst locals and tourists since the 689-foot peak is accessible by steps, albeit steep ones. At the top, you’re rewarded with views of the town and nearby coastline, making it the perfect destination for sunset sights.

Mt. Daraitan

Mika Reins at Mt. Daraitan
Photo: MIKA REINS (via Instagram)

A must-try hiking spot for beginning hikers is Mt. Daraitan in Barangay Daraitan of Tanay, Rizal. It’s available year-round to backpackers, campers, nature lovers, and adventurers, and is an ideal destination for Manila natives looking to do a quick day hike over the weekend.

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Featured Image: KLEA PINEDA (via Instagram)

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