Mt. Pamitinan, Rizal
Mt. Pamitinan is a famous hiking destination in Rizal along with Mt. Binacayan and Mt. Hapunang Banoy as its neighbor mountains. These three mountains can be conquered in one day and is called the Trilogy Hike in Brgy. Wawa Rodriguez, Rizal. Mt. Pamitinan is a more established trail compared to the other two and it takes roughly 1.5 – 3 hours going up. This mountain has been the most famous of the three not only because it’s the easiest to climb but also because the popular death-defying stunt is part of its trail.
A distant Mt. Arayat, Sierra Madre Mountains, Town of Rizal and Mt. Hapunang Banoy comprises its prominent list of sights.
How To Get There
Option 1: From Cubao
Ride a van from Cubao to Eastwood Rodriguez, Rizal. The fare will be PHP100.00 then charter a tricycle to Brgy. Wawa, PHP60.00 one-way trip is reasonable for 5 people.
Option 2: From MRT Shaw Blvd. (Cheaper than option 1)
Ride a Tanay jeepney from Park Lea and tell the driver to drop you off at Cainta Junction, (PHP10.00). From Cainta junction, ride a jeepney to Sta. Lucia East Mall, (PHP10.00). From Sta. Lucia, ride a jeepney to Rodriguez, Rizal then tell the driver to drop you off in the tricycle lane to Brgy. Wawa, (PHP27.00). Charter a tricycle to Brgy. Wawa, (PHP60.00/5 pax).
Conquering Mt. Pamitinan
The first part of the trail is forested, you will pass by a few viewpoints such as the old balete tree and the rock climbing.
As you reach the Hapunang Banoy junction, the rest of the trail will be different from the forested trail since it will be a rocky trail that will require extra caution especially for those who are not into rock climbing.
For hikers who enjoy this kind of activity or trail, it will be manageable for them but for beginners, extra caution should be exercised. The use of gloves will be required in this trail since the rocks are a bit sharp.
There are a few viewpoints before reaching the summit such as the famous death-defying photo-op and spectacular views which is 15 minutes before reaching the summit.
Are you brave enough to do this?!
Tip: Don’t look down, it won’t help. Exercise extra caution! You didn’t go this far to chicken out!
Finally, the summit at its best! As usual, the feeling of conquering another mountain is irreplaceable and such an achievement! Mt. Pamitinan, by far, has one of the most beautiful summits I’ve ever seen and there’s more to come on our next adventures!
Mt. Pamitinan Dayhike
0500 Cubao to Eastwood Rodriguez, Rizal
0630 Take a jeep or tricycle to Brgy. Wawa
0700 Register and hire a guide at Brgy. Hall/Tourism Office
0730 Start trek
0830 Arrive at Hapunang Banoy Junction
1000 Summit, photo-ops, rest
1030 Start descent
1130 Lunch at Hapunang Banoy Junction
1300 Back to Brgy. Wawa
1530 Back to MNL
Other Tips & Information
- Jump-off Point: Brgy. Wawa Rodriguez, Rizal
- Days/Hours to Summit: 1 day/1.5-3hrs
- Specs: Minor Climb
- Guide: Required
- Guide Fee/Mountain: PHP500.00 per 7 pax
- Contact Person: Kuya Ronche 09076457391
- Mobile Signal: Smart users only
- Use of Gloves: Required
- Bring at least 2L of water and packed lunch