8 Waterfalls in 1 Day
Even if the Maynuba Circuit was given a difficulty rating of 4/10 by mountaineer experts, I found it easier to hike than Mt. Maculot, which was a 3/10. I have two theories—it’s either I’m becoming better at climbing, or perhaps exploring eight waterfalls down the mountain made my experience more pleasant.
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 adhere to basic hiking etiquette.
Sept. 25 update: Check out the video our organizer made:
Date of hike: September 3, 2016