We have hiked many mountains in the Philippines including Mt. Maynoba, Mt. Maculot, and Osmena Peak to name a few. Most of our hiking and climbing excursions have been on Luzon and Visayan. Hiking trails are a great way to enjoy nature and challenge yourself to make it to the peak or summit. It’s a great way to bond with friends, family and make memories that will last a lifetime.
Mt. Lobo, Batangas
“Lobo” mean’s wolf in Tagalog. Don’t let the name scare you however, Mt. Lobo is a very relaxing place with Majestic views as you climb the intermediate level hiking trails to the top. If you are in good health physically you shouldn’t have any trouble climbing Mt. Lobo, but we don’t recommend it to beginning hikers because it can be challenging.
At the foot of Mt. Lobo you will begin to ascend and it will take the breath out of you. Be sure to take plenty of water and take some time to rest. You will want to rest along the way anyway to take some photos. You will pass clean streams, wildlife including birds and you may even see a monkey or two!
Beautiful View of Batangas
The peak of Mt. Lobo is 1007 meters above sea level! You will see the province of Batangas along with a majestic landscape of mountains, the sea and the town of Lobo.
Directions to Mt. Lobo
It depends which direction you are coming from, but the Major jumpoff point that you will want to go to is :
- Curba, Brgy. Nagtaluntong, Lobo
What will you see at Mt. Lobo?
Beautiful scenery that has many streams, tropical forests that inhabit wildlife. You will see many exotic birds and sometimes in the deep forest you will see some monkeys. Mountainside views that are breathtaking.
How long does it take to Hike / Climb Mt. Lobo? 1-2 days
Other Mountains by Mt. Lobo :
- Mt. Daguldol
- Mt. Banoi
Daguldol is a very popular hiking destination.
How far away is Lobo from Batangas? – 35 kilometers
Where Does The Trail Begin?
The hiking trail for Mt. Lobo starts at Curba, Brgy. Na, Lobo, Batangas. Sitio Kastila is where the hiking trail passes through a stream. The first noticeable scenic view is when you pass a series of small waterfalls called “Katiting Falls”. Hikers often bath at Katiting Falls after a long day (or two) of hiking.
You will also pass a few small communities that offer water sources along the way, especially when you are within 30 minutes of Mt. Lobo’s peak.
Directions from Manila
Many will want to know the directions from Manila. It’s actually quite easy from Manila. You take a bus to Batangas City. It will take approximately 2 hours. From Batangas you then take a jeepney to Lobo (about 35 kms, or 1 hour). In Lobo you then take a tricycle to the jumpoff point and your hiking adventure may begin!