Mt. Pico de Loro, Cavite

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Hello everyone!
I made it a point to go explore at least once every month and I’m so lucky that I have friends who are willing to join me. For the month of April, we chose to go to Mt. Pico de Loro in Cavite.

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This is actually my first DIY hiking trip. We took our own private cars for this! After making a few wrong turns here and there, we finally reached the drop off point. I suggest using Google Maps over Waze for this trip, should you be interested!

We began at around 7:30am. The trail path is quite clear and not difficult to follow. It’s also forested for the most part, so we were also shaded from the sun. And lucky for us, it was a bit windy!

Seeing a mini forest of bamboo is a sign that you’re near the campsite!

The campsite had a lot of parts which were great for picture taking.

We arrived at the campsite at around 10am. We had our lunch in a shaded area, and then we proceeded towards the summit with a local tour guide. The trail going up there made it pretty impossible for me to take pictures along the way. It was very dusty, slippery, and steep! It was 10x more difficult going down.

You get a pretty 360 degree view at the summit. The elevation is 664m (2,178ft) above sea level.

A part of the view of Mt. Pico de Loro’s summit is the monolith called the Parrot’s Beak. It stands 30m tall and is climbed with the use of ropes. Unfortunately, me and my friends were not able to climb it because of the presence of many other hikers who arrived before we did. Due to having to wait for 4 hours in line (so said the tour guide), very tired bodies, and the absence of proper hiking shoes, we decided to pass and save this one for next time. We began our descent and arrived back at the drop off point at around 3:30pm.

If you have any questions regarding the hike don’t hesitate to ask me through the comment section below! I’d also love suggestions/comments regarding the post or recommended areas to visit next time. Thanks and have a greeeaat day!

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April 18, 2015

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41 Comments

  1. hi, I’d like to ask is there a friday trek for Pico de Loro? is it advisable to have a contact there or book a tour package before going there? thanks!

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    • Hi Yen. I think you can trek there any day of the week. As for me, we did not avail of a tour package nor did we have a contact. We just went straight to the hiking area. The trail is clear, so you don’t actually need a tour guide until you reach the area near the peak. Tour guides are stationed there to help you on your ascent/descent.

      I would only advise you to book a tour package if it is your first time hiking or if you are not yet used to doing these kinds of activities. 🙂

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