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Rain or shine, Mt. Gulugod-Baboy offers breathtaking views, especially from its peak. It is located in Anilao, Mabini in the province of Batangas. The mountain got its name from the contours of the peaks which resembles a pig’s back.

Quick Facts on Mt. Gulugod-Baboy

Anilao, Batangas
Jump-off Point: Philpan Dive Resort, Anilao, Mabini

According to PinoyMountaineer.Com, it  has a range of minor peaks (525 meters above sea level) with a difficulty level of 2/9.  Anilao is more famous for its dive spots but the nearby hills are also a popular hiking destination that’s easy enough to be tackled by rookie climbers.

It has three peaks: Gulugod-Baboy (470 MASL), Gitna (485 MASL), and Pinagbanderahan (525 MASL).

Gulugod Baboy means “Pig Spine” because of its shape.

Mt. Gulugod-Baboy is relatively easy to hike and the only difficult part is the initial trail which is a steep cemented road. It only takes less than 3 hours to climb, making it ideal for a day hike but it has been suggested to stay overnight for camping and witness sunrise and sunset.

Upon reaching the peaks, you’ll be rewarded with a 360-degree view of the sea, and of nearby islands (Batangas Bay and Calayan Bay) and the rolling grasslands of the mountain.

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Mandatory group picture

 📣 Be sure to pack light and pack smart!!

Mt. Gulugod-Baboy: The Trail

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That awesome view from Peak #1
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 The view from Peak #2
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Via Public Transportation

  1. From Buendia (DLTB co. bus terminal), take a bus going to Batangas Grand Terminal.
  2. Upon arrival to Grand Terminal, ride a jeep bound to Mabini.
  3. Once in Mabini, take a tricycle going to jump off point, Philpan Dive Resort.

📑 Sample Itinerary for Mt. Gulugod-Baboy

0400 ETD DLTB Bus Buendia to Batangas Grand Terminal
0700 ETD Batangas Grand terminal to Mabini via jeep
0720 ETA Mabini to Jump off Point (Philipan Dive Resort) via tricycle
0800 ETA Jump Off Point, register and hire a guide (optiona)
0815 Start Trek
1130 ETA Summit (Socialize, Relax, Lunch)
1230 Start descent to jump off point
1330 ETA Jump off point (Wash up)
1400 ETD Mabini to Batangas Grand Terminal via Jeep
1430 ETD Grand Terminal to Buendia
1730 ETA Buendia

💸 Budget & Expenses

  • DLTB Co Bus from Buendia to Batangas Grand Terminal – 160 PHP/ 125 PHP (student)
  • Jeep from Grand Terminal to Mabini – 35 PHP
  • Tricycle to Brgy Outpost (registration area) – 40 PHP per person
  • Registration Free – 35 PHP
  • Guide (optional) – 400 PHP per group
  • Jeep from Mabini to Grand Terminal – 35 PHP
  • Bus from Grand Terminal to Buendia – 160 PHP per person

🎒 What to Bring

  • First Aid Kit
  • 2L Drinking Water
  • Trail Food
  • Toiletries
  • Change of clothes
  • Slippers
  • Garbage bag

📣 Tips and Reminders

  • Check the weather before you go hiking.
  • Bring extra drinking water.
  • Plan your itinerary well.
  • Pack light and only bring one hand carry bag.
  • Practice the Leave No Trace principle.
  • Restrooms are at the jump off point. 
  • Sari-sari stores are at the jump off point.

Photo Credit: Archele M., Mark M.

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Polly Amora

Polly Amora is the señorita behind GoldenIslandSenorita.Net. A corporate warrior by day, and a perpetual explorer by heart. She is a lifelong learner who is very outgoing, speaks four languages, loud & outspoken, and loves to have adventures in the mountains, on the beach, and in the city. You can throw her anywhere, and she'll handle it like a pro. Ice cream and bourbon are two of her weaknesses.


  1. Wow! It sounds really fun and I could even add this place on my bucket list. The view is indeed breathtaking, and it is really a must-climb mountain.

  2. What a fun looking hike! This reminds me of a hike I did in the Seven Sisters in South England where I went with a group of people I never met before – it is one of my fondest memories 🙂

  3. Awesome trip guys. I love how green and pristine this place looks. Genuinely epic.


  4. I love hiking and when a group is this big, it becomes more fun and less tiring. Loved the pictures

  5. infusionistaadmin

    Love each and every photo. It looks like a great hike.

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