Mountains in Philippines - Asia

The Philippines is a tangle volcanic islands, offering amazing and picturesque hikes to do on the side of a beach holiday. Need a real challenge? Pit yourself against this nation of fitness fanatics with a trail run up one of its peaks.

Explore mountains in Philippines

Mount San Cristobal

1,470m (4,820 ft)
Located in Quezon, Philippines, Mount San Cristobal is considered a rather spooky mountain by both locals and foreigners alike. The hike in itself isn’t much of a difficult one, taking just around half a day, however the mysteries and spooky stories associated with the negative energies of this peak make it a one of a kind climb.

Mount Pulag

2,926 m (9,600 ft)
Located in Luzon, Philippines, Mount Pulag is the third highest point in the Philippines. It is home to various native tribes who believe the mountain to be the “Playground of the Gods”, where they bury their mummified dead in sacred caverns. To this day, it is believed that this mountain is home to the tinmongao mountain spirits.

Mayon Volcano

2,463m (8,081ft)

Mayon is the most picture perfect tropical volcano, and the pride of the Philippines

Mayon is an active stratovolcano and is renowned as the “perfect cone” because of its symmetric conical shape. The local folklore says it is named after a legendary heroine – Daragang Magayon – who committed suicide (in a very Romeo & Juliet plot twist) at the site where Mayon rose out of the ground.

Mount Pinatubo

1,460m (4,800ft)

Mount Pinatubo: The Perfect Philippines Day Hike

In 1991, Mount Pinatubo gave the world its second largest eruption in the 20th Century. It gave the people of the Philippines, particularly the immense city of Manila, quite the shock and a wonderful new summit to hike.

Mount Apo

2,954m (9,692ft)

Mount Apo is a picture-perfect volcano, and it’s vertical climb is the latest fitness challenge for uber fit Filipinos and travellers.

Located in Mindanao, Mount Apo is the highest peak in the Philippines. Despite not having any recorded eruptions in history, Mount Apo is still considered an active volcano. Unlike most Southeast Asian climbs, Mount Apo has 3 peaks to summit. Depending on which of the 4 trails you choose to follow, summiting Mount Apo can take 2-5 days.