Where do I go?

Mount Makiling offers several outdoor recreation spots. Listed below are the most notable of these places. Make sure to visit our galleries for a preview of these destinations!

Makiling Botanic Gardens

The Makiling Botanic Gardens is situated at the lower elevations of the Molawin-Dampalit watershed. The Maralas and Molawin creeks join within the park vicinities and is drained towards the UPLB campus and finally to the Laguna Lake. MBG hosts several native, endemic, and exotic plants for the visitors to experience.

Flat Rocks

Flatrocks is on of the most frequented place in MFR by visitors. In this place, Molawin Creek flows on large slabs of rocks with forming natural pools. The Flatrocks area is a few hundred meters walk from Checkpoint # 1.


Due to Mount Makiling's volcanic history, there are occurences of mud pots, a type of hot spring where volcnic heat and sulphuric acid break down surrounding rocks into clay. The Mudspring is located within the Molawin-Dampalit watershed, 6 kilometers along the Makiling trail from the first checkpoint.

Mount Makiling Peaks

Mount Makiling is an inactive volcano. Seen from above, Mount Makiling has a collaped caldera facing towards Batangas evident of its violent past. The rim of the broken caldera forms the three peaks, Peak II being the most accessible and famous among the public.

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