Cebu is not only home to nice beaches and historical sites, it is also home to beautiful mountains, tall waterfalls, and more. As part of our trip to Cebu, we decided to include Osmeña Peak in our itinerary. We stayed there for a night before heading to Kawasan Falls. Osmeña Peak, named in honor of Cebu’s famous Osmeña clan, is also known as O-Peak.
Mt. Nagsasa, located between Mt. Cinco Picos and Mt. Balingkilat, is approximately 450 meters above sea level (MASL). Mt. Nagsasa is known for being a friendlier mountain than its two neighbors in terms of trek difficulty and distance to summit. The trail itself is easy; what makes the hike to Nagsasa Cove difficult is the heat as there is little shade along the way.
Mt. Cabuyao/Kabuyao [ka-BU-ya-w], usually mistaken for Mt. Sto. Tomas, is at approximately 2,025 meters above sea level (MASL), which makes it a great vantage point for those who want a bird’s eye-view of Baguio City and her surrounding mountains. On a clear day, major mountains can be seen: Pulag, Ugo, Singakalsa, Tabayoc, and Panotoan.
Mt. Ugo/Ugu [OOH-goh/OOH-goo] offers some of the most scenic mountain trails in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR). The summit can be reached via established routes from the provinces of Benguet, Nueva Vizcaya, and Pangasinan. Some trails pass through native communities of the Lowa and Kalanguya tribes.
Mt. Amuyao [a-MU-ya-w] is the 10th highest mountain in the Philippines and one of the notable landmarks in Mountain Province. Aside from being an important part of local culture, it is also significant in terms of biodiversity. Native communities, pine forests, panoramic views, and mountain towns are some noteworthy things you will see along the way.
For all kinds of travelers, it is a must to be acquainted with the 7 Leave No Trace (LNT) Principles. For some travelers, LNT has become a lifestyle. The LNT program teaches us and reminds us of the importance of responsible outdoor recreation. Those who observe the LNT principles not only appreciate, but respect public recreational places and fellow tourists.