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"Take nothing but memories, leave nothing but footprints!"

-Chief Seattle

Thank you for choosing the Mount Makiling Forest Reserve as your outdoor destination this Lenten Season. We wish to make your visit a memorable experience. To ensure your safety, please abide by these outdoor ethics:

LEAVE NO TRACE OUTDOOR ETHICS

Be a responsible visitor of Mount Makiling. Learn about the outdoor ethics promoted by the Makiling Center for Mountain Ecosystems . Review the slides and take the online quiz . Quiz passers can take the express lane at Mariang Makiling Station 1.

MOUNT MAKILING OUTDOOR ETHICS:

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1. FOLLOW ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Briefing, login, entrance fees, inspection, and vehicle entry policies. Review brochures for these!

2. OBSERVE ACCESS HOURS

Access to the Wilderness Zone is restricted from 3:00PM to 5:00AM. Cut-off time for visitors going to Mudspring is 2:00PM and visitors going to Flatrocks is 3:00PM.

3.STAY ON TRAIL

Follow trekking stations and directions and observe extra care as some portions are slippery and dangerous. The Makiling Traverse is closed to hikers during the week.

4. CAMP ON DESIGNATED SITES

Camping is only allowed at Tayabak Campsite. Camping is not allowed in Peaks 1, 2, 3, Mudspring, Flatrocks, plantation groves, water intakes nor river banks.

5. OBEY GARBAGE IN-GARBAGE OUT RULE

Pack out all trash, leftover food, and non-biodegradable waste and dispose them upon exiting Station 1. The Los Baños Municipal Anti-Littering Ordinance No. 2001-08 will be strictly implemented.

6. LEAVE WHAT YOU FIND

Mount Makiling is a conservation reserve. It is illegal to cut trees, collect flowers or fruits, hunt wild animals nor take away natural artifacts.

7. BEWARE OF OBNOXIOUS PLANTS AND INSECTS

Avoid touching plants that are not familiar to you. Inspect your clothes often for limatik (forest leech). Use insect repellents to avoid bites.

8. RESPECT WILDLIFE

Watch wild animals from a distance. When confronted by a wild boar or a snake, stay calm and back-off slowly. Most animals are eager to escape if not provoked.

9. DO NOT VANDALIZE

Refrain from defacing, destroying or removing signage and landmarks. Carving on tree trunks and branches is not allowed.

10. PREVENT FOREST FIRE

No smoking! The University prohibits smoking inside the campus especially the Forest Reserve. Unattended campfire or candle can spark destructive fire.

11. BE CONSIDERATE OF OTHER VISITORS

respoect other visitors and locals. Let everyone enjoy nature and the outdoors. Use earphones when listening to music.

12. FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH GUIDES AND MAPS

Know the location of first aid stations and monitoring points. In case of untoward incidents, immediately call emergency contact numbers.

TAKE THE QUIZ. AVOID THE QUEUE.

Visitor briefing on the web. Make sure ALL your hiking buddies have INDIVIDUALLY taken the quiz. Those who have not taken the quiz will undergo onsite briefing even if you have registered online. Be a responsible MMFR visitor!

MOUNT MAKILING TRAIL MAPS:

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MARIANG MAKILING TRAIL MAP

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SIPIT TRAIL MAP

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ADDRESS
Makiling Center for Mountain Ecosystems, College of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of the Phlippines Los Banos, Los Baños, College, Laguna 4030

LINKS
Mount Makiling Website
UPLB Website

CONTACT US

  • Email: mcme.uplb@up.edu.ph
  • Phone: +63 49 536 2577
  • Fax: +63 49 536 3572

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