The hiking trail goes up Kabigan falls would take 45 mins, a tour guide will lead you all the way from the entrance to the waterfall and back. Taking the easier route, we passed by a long stretch of large plantations and vegetation. The hiking path crosses a river, 2 streams and small hanging bridges along the stony land and climbing above mountains of evergreen forest, a rugged stairs will lead you up to the waterfall.
Kabigan Falls (Barangay Balaoi Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte) a cascade of water flowing down a steep rocky slope and situated inside an evergreen forest on top of the mountain. The refreshing pool at the bottom of the falls is quiet perfect for swimming, you’ll enjoy not only swimming but climbing Kabigan mountains with river flows in to the embrace of the plains.
Crossing out rivers and streams with big stones, a mountain surrounded by tropical trees, small waterfalls right in the middle of the jungle but Kabigan falls offers a spectacular view over the entire mountains and farmlands.
Thanks to our tour guide for the first 30 mins. Manang ( friendly tourist guide) who accompanied us all the way to the first station and from there, another one will take over.
Despite the rugged trail on this route goes through… 11:00 am is an unfavorable time to hike. I’m carrying 2 bottles of water and cookies, the extreme heat of the sun as the hot temperature hovering underneath, this is the reason why not to forget to bring all your travel essentials like sunblock, umbrellas, hat, friendly shoes and sunglasses, you’ll really need it as the sun causes problems.
An eagle appeared out of nowhere diving and gliding around in circular flight. What a scenic view but I’ve missed to shoot.
Breathtaking! This would be an ideal place where people could get together in harmony with nature.
A few minutes stop to give time for the animals, seems I’m welcomed. So nice to bond with the cows and other cattle around.
The rugged trek is just a part of mountaineering.
Deep into the forest is quiet dark and bit cold but I feel excited and comfortable over rugged terrain, it is an exciting experience with mother nature.
Exhausting!. Considered as strenuous trek.
Trekking up and down the mountain, A climb upwards is difficult.
We finally reached our destination Kabigan Falls.
It’s a beautiful mother nature. Inside the forest you can hear not only the birds but also the hissing, whistling noise of the bugs, crickets and cicadas in chorus, just like an ultrasonic sound with a full volume.
It’s really worth the effort to visit. It was a rewarding hike!
Photos taken along the way. What a beautiful experience to see the beauty nature. Hope to be back again soon…