Top 8 Trail Destinations near Manila

If you’ve been looking at exploring this realm of running but don’t know of good trails to start with, here’s a list of our favorites you can explore

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Trail running near Manila is a great way to experience the natural beauty of the Philippines while getting some exercise. There are a variety of trails that offer stunning views, challenging terrain, and a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Whether you’re a seasoned trail runner or just starting out, there’s a trail for you to explore.

If you’ve been looking at exploring this realm of running but don’t know of good trails to start with, here’s a list of our favorites you can explore:

1. Mt Batulao, Nasugbu, Batangas

Mount Batulao is a popular hiking and trail running destination located in the province of Batangas. With a peak elevation of 811 meters, it offers challenging terrain and stunning views of the surrounding area. The mountain is known for its unique “8 peaks” trail, which takes hikers to the summit and offers panoramic views from multiple vantage points. The trail is well-maintained and offers a moderate level of difficulty. The mountain is popular among local hikers and trail runners, as well as international visitors looking for a scenic and challenging outdoor experience.

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2. Mt. Talamitam

Mount Talamitam is another popular hiking and trail running destination located in the province of Cavite. With a peak elevation of 711 meters, it offers challenging terrain and stunning views of the surrounding area. It’s known for its challenging trail, which is steep and rocky. The summit provides a panoramic view of the Batangas Bay, Laguna de Bay, and on a clear day, the Manila Bay. The mountain is popular among local hikers and trail runners, as well as international visitors looking for a scenic and challenging outdoor experience.

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3. Timberland Heights, Rizal

Timberland Heights is a residential and recreational area located in the province of Rizal. It is known for its hiking and trail running trails that offer challenging terrain and stunning views of the surrounding area. The area features a variety of trails that cater to different skill levels, from easy to moderate to difficult. The trails take you through lush greenery, rocky terrain, and steep inclines. They also offer panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and the Metro Manila area.

4. Mt Ayaas, Rodriguez, Rizal

5. Mt Daraitan, Tanay, Rizal

Mount Daraitan is a popular hiking and trail running destination located in the province of Rizal. With a peak elevation of 725 meters, it offers challenging terrain and stunning views of the surrounding area, including the beautiful Tinipak River and its rock formations. The mountain is known for its unique limestone formations and crystal-clear rivers. The trail is steep and rocky, and the summit offers a panoramic view of the surrounding mountains and the Sierra Madre mountain range. The mountain is popular among local hikers and trail runners, as well as international visitors looking for a scenic and challenging outdoor experience.

6. Mt Parawagan, Rodriguez, Rizal

7. Mt. Manalmon, San Miguel, Bulacan

Mount Manalmon is a popular hiking and trail running destination located in the province of Bulacan. With a peak elevation of 622 meters, it offers challenging terrain and stunning views of the surrounding area. The mountain is known for its unique limestone formations and crystal-clear rivers. The trail is steep and rocky, and the summit offers a panoramic view of the surrounding mountains and the Sierra Madre mountain range.

The trailhead is located in Barangay Gola, San Miguel, Bulacan. It’s a must-visit destination for nature enthusiasts and adventure-seekers. Mount Manalmon is also known for its famous “Sipit-Ulang” trail, which is a challenging route that requires rock climbing and rappelling.

8. Mt. Mapalad, Tanay, Rizal

Planning to try any of these in the coming weeks? Make sure to send us your photos, or post them at our Pinoy Fitness Community Facebook group when you do!

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