MT. ULAP ECO-TRAIL
Entry point: Brgy. Ampucao, Itogon
Exit point: Brgy. Sta. Fe, Itogon
LLA: 16.2904 N, 120.6312 E, 1846 MASL (Mt. Ulap)
Days required / Hours to summit: 1 day / 2-3 hours
Specs: Difficulty 3/9, Trail class 1-3,
Features: Grassland and pine ridges, scenic views of the Cordilleras, burial caves
It’s probably one of the easiest trail of mine with a perfect view where ever you look.
I’ve been organizing hikes for less than a year now and it is so much fun, not only I get to do what I love, that is climbing, but I also get to know and make new friends with people who have same interests as I do.
Mt. Ulap should be part of everybody’s bucketlist. Aside from the fact that it has a good view, really, no dead spot wherever you look there is a magnificent view, the trail is relatively good for everyone.
The trail consists of pine and grassland ridges with a stunning view of cordilleras. Another point of attraction is the so-called Ambanao Paoay and the famous Gungal Rock which can be very populated during weekends for pictorial taking of the hikers.
20:00 Assembly at KFC Shopwise, Cubao
21:00 ETD Ampucao
02:00 Arrive in Ampucao
03:30 Start Trek
04:00 Ambanao Paoay
05:00 Gungal Rock
08:30 Pong-ol human cave
09:30 Sta. Fe (Wash Up)
10:00 Depart for Baguio City side trip
10:30 Baguio City Free Time
17:00 Depart for Manila
23:00 Arrive in Manila
It is a perfect getaway for family and friends, plus it is 40 minutes from Baguio where you can do side trips or if you are in Baguio try considering this mountain.
My Mt. Ulap experience was the best ♥