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Mt Dagoldol San Juan, Batangas

Mt. Dagoldol is a mountain along the coastline of San Juan, Batangas. It is also among the last few places in the world where the rare tectona philippinensis, or Philippine Teak, can still be found thriving. In the past years, numerous conservation groups and the National Museum of the Philippines have been conducting programs designed to help the tree population recover. Mt. Dagoldol is also connected to Lobo on the other side of the range. Hugom, the barangay at its foot, also offers beaches and resorts that you can visit after your climb.

Catch a bus bound for Lipa, Batangas then transfer to a tricycle to get to the jeepney terminal for San Juan (20 pesos). When you get to the town of San Juan, pay a visit to the municipal hall and show yourselves to the tourism office to inform them that you are going to visit Mt. Dagoldol. Hire or wait for a regular trip jeepney to Hugom - Aplaya where you can hire a guide that will take you to the summit and back. The guide fees are a bit expensive but they can be helpful in many ways, including of course, showing you the way to "Naambon Falls". The trail to Dagoldol starts at the beach in Hugom, you will have to follow the coastline up to the trailhead then up a sloping limestone cliff on the way to the summit, about 4-5 hours away.

CAUTION : Although we have taken steps to confirm the veracity of the content of this site, it is ALWAYS advisable to go with an organized group, WITH a knowledgeable guide. Furthermore, the information provided here is meant only to describe the general location of the area. YOU should take steps to confirm these facts and BE responsible enough to ENSURE your personal safety, SECURE all necessary logistics for this activity. These are inherently DANGEROUS activities, take all precautions!

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