Monday, August 21, 2017

Mt. Sembrano and Manggahan Falls (Rizal, 745+ MASL)

At the start of the grassland trail of Mt. Sembrano, Mt. Tagapo in Talim Island in the background

The highest point of the Jala-jala peninsula jutting out of the waters of Laguna de Bay is Mt. Sembrano. Rising tall and proud at a height of 745+ MASL, the peaks of Mt. Sembrano offer stunning views of the plains and mountains of Southern Tagalog on clear days, from the nearby Mt. Tagapo in Talim Island, to as far south as the Banahaw Volcano Complex, and all the peaks and valleys in between. Easily accessible from Manila via buses, vans and jeep that ply the route to Tanay, Rizal, Mt. Sembrano offers a quick and refreshing break from the daily city life grind.