Even if mountaineer experts gave the Maynuba Circuit a difficulty rating of 4/10, I found it easier to hike than Mt. Maculot, which is a 3/10. I have two theories—either I’m becoming better at climbing, or perhaps cooling down in eight waterfalls make my hike more bearable.
There are three main things you may explore at the Maynuba Circuit in Tanay, Rizal—Mt. Cayabu, Mt. Maynuba, and the eight waterwalls. You may choose only one, two, or all of the above. Mt. Cayabu (680 MASL) is a subsidiary peak of Mt. Maynuba (720 MASL), while you’ll see the eight waterfalls on your way down Maynuba. Some people climb only Cayabu, only Maynuba, or explore just the eight waterfalls on the other side of Maynuba. My group did the full circuit.
Here are the eight waterfalls of Maynuba, starting from the mid to near bottom of the mountain. I hope that we keep it pristine for the years to come. It isn’t just up to the guides and the local government, but to the visitors to follow basic hiking etiquette.
Sept. 25 update: Check out the video our organizer made: