29 Cebu Trekking Destinations You Shouldn’t Miss

I have this uneasy feeling of numbers not ending in “O” but if I keep looking for the last entry that would make this list a 30, I’m surely gonna end up putting this post in a draft indefinitely. You are welcome to guess just how many unfinished posts in my drafts right now. Phew!  So before you start going through the list, make sure you keep tabs on the entries. Who knows, your favorite trekking destination might be the one to complete me…I mean my list. LOL

So here we go…let’s start with…

The 14 Destinations We’ve Been To Sorted By Proximity from Cebu City

Braced yourself because what you are about to read are excerpts of the climb stories. Prepare to be taken 2 years backwards since 2015 was our best Cebu trekking year. We were supposed to take a leave of absence from adventuring this 2017 for the baby project but because of hormonal adjustments, we might have to re-align our plans. In 2016, we didn’t do much of local trekking as well since travelling abroad was our priorities. At the start of this year, I was also busy leading our 1st company wide fitness challenge.

By June, things will gonna change at work. I’m planning to leave my post as an Ambassador and will try to push going in the office for work only. This list will be the next goal. Yay! As I was doing this, was quite surprised that the trekking destinations in Cebu has grown. I ended the 2015 on a photobook of my 10 Cebu Trekking destinations. Added 4 in 2016. 🙂

Group A: Northbound from Liloan to Catmon

04 R Lanigid

On my first visit in Lanigid, I have cited 10 reasons why you should. In February 2016,  I’ve visited twice and find more reasons why it’s fast becoming my favorite. 🙂 1. It can be day-trekked half-day. Last February 24, 2016,  Cebu Charter Day Holiday, along with 2 other NTC officers and 3 friends, we went to… Continue reading

The plight of Osmeña Peak has been heartbreaking to us who have seen it’s beauty before trekking has become somewhat mainstream. It’s sad and disappointing. Lately, more and more beautiful mountains or spots in Cebu has fallen into the hands of human nature – selfishness, carelessness and no love for the environment. We’ve seen some and… Continue reading

03 L Kapayas

The beauty of Mt. Kapayas’s peak is famous so are tales that scares neophytes from wanting it on their “to climb” list. Last September 24, 2015, Sunday, I must have been thinking too much about how hard it is that I was a little disappointed. Contrary to how I thought it would be, Kapayas was just perfect. It’s… Continue reading

Group B: Central which does not involve going to South Bus or North Bus Terminal

We visited as part of the cleanup climb last June 2016.

04 L Babag

Mt. BABAG This was my 3rd day trek in Babag and the 2nd trek with a purpose. The first was an outreach climb in December 2014 where we made at least a hundred kids happy. The 2nd was a Sunday trek as a pre-climb for a major trek in Alto Peak. I heard a lot… Continue reading

The day after our eventful day trek to Bocaue was an awesome Sunday – the last weekend of January. The husband spoiled the Miga by giving in to her cravings of green banana and salted fish. My, my…yumminess and movie is love. Everything is perfect until she moves her legs. Uh-oh!  The pains which were… Continue reading

01 R Sirao Peak

April 1st – or April Fools’ day is celebrated around the world last Saturday but to the amazing Women in NCR (WIN), no fooling around since together with Boom Boom Pow and Suweighsize Squad, 2 teams from ITS Fitness Challenge (IFC), they went to conquer the popular Sirao Peak in Busay, Cebu City led by NCR Trekker’s Club… Continue reading

02 L Manunggal

02 R Mauyog

  • Mauyog, Balamban (1) – No Camping Space (can be trekked paired with Manunggal)

It was maybe 2 years ago when I made a list of mountains to be conquered locally within Cebu. That time, I’ve had more outside of Cebu climbs than within. To increase and explore Cebu more, along with Kapayas, Mauyog and Manunggal were on that list. But as time flew like my other lists, they… Continue reading

Group C: Southbound from Naga to Ginatilan

05 R Naupa

It hasn’t been a while since knowing that Mt. Naupa has become a mountaineer’s destination. Seeing pictures of other mountaineers of the campsite puts me in awe. I wanted to be there and experience the beauty for myself. So last weekend, January 24-25, we finally took the time to climb Mt. Naupa as part of… Continue reading

01 L Osmena Peak

Less crowded Opeak. Perfect hike weather. No-hassle travel. I can attribute these serendipitous conditions to 2 things. First, there was a typhoon brewing in Luzon that weekend. And second, there’s currently a moratorium for canyoneering activities, which is a large tourist draw. With these two combined, it might have repelled the usual weekend warriors away. This seems like a Schadenfreude moment, 2 unfortunate events led to my perfect weekend trek situation. hahaha… Continue reading

Dalaguete has always been known for Osmeña Peak but unbeknownst to many, there is another camping destination that can be reached via Dalaguete too. NCR Trekkers visited Dalaguete again last November 28-30, 2015, this time the mighty Osmena was not our purpose but the less trodden path that leads to Kandungaw Peak in Maloray, Dalaguete.… Continue reading

05 L Lanaya

No trek is ever the same even if you’ve done it many times. This was my 3rd trek in Mt. Lanaya. Yet each and every time is a different experience. And if I were to pick the best, nah, I’ll pass. Last Saturday, June 11-12 2016, is as good as the first (2013 via Legazpi – Lumpan)… Continue reading

03 R Hambubuyog

The Pre-Climb early this year a friend had just known about my trekacapes so she asked me if I am interested to join the trekking club in our company. I was hesitant for reasons but I left my options open. By February, my celebrity sched had finally stabilized. I then schedule a climb for my… Continue reading

The 15 Destinations We’ve Planned To Go Sorted By Proximity from Cebu City

This 15 trekking destinations should keep me busy starting June. Yay! But will need to focus on just one trekking in a month since I will start planning to join a ministry in Citichurch too. Plus, unlike before, the husband and I planned to at least have a weekend every month to just laze around. Want to join us on our treks, comment below or message me in Facebook. 🙂

Group A: Northbound from Liloan to Catmon

Manghilao, Danao

Group B: Central which does not involve going to South Bus or North Bus Terminal

Jaclupan Trail

Group C: Southbound from Naga to Ginatilan

Calbasaan, Minglanilla

Puting Bato, Toledo

Tagaytay Hills, Toledo

New Bucao, Toledo

Bandilaan, San Fernando

Lantoy, Argao

Tiposo Peak, Argao

Takliad, Argao

Merkado’s Peak, Dalaguete

Bandera Peak, Dalaguete

Casino Peak, Dalaguete

Ablayan Peak, Boljoon

Your Turn: Did I miss your favorite destination on the list? Let me know on the comment below to be added. Also, our group are always welcoming to new adventurers. Don’t hesitate to drop me a hello to be added on the notification list. Climbing mountains is always fun with everyone. 🙂

PS: If you see me in the mountains, don’t hesitate to say hi. I would love to know more adventurers like you. 🙂


Kring (Get to know me more!)

Author: Kresia Julio

Kring is a woman of style whose fashion would make you doubt the validity of her stories in conquering mountains. A software engineer by profession, financial literacy advocate, fitness buff, DIY fan, AirBNB host (stopped in March 2020 due to leave and cleave) and a big promoter of self-turn-God confidence with a big heart to those in need. Her hobby includes blogging, scrap/photo booking, traveling, trekking, volunteering, cooking (new in quarantine) & podcasting (new in quarantine). She is easily bored thus the need to have more activities. This is where board gaming and jewelry making comes in. She is married to an introvert who understands and supports her OVERLY extrovert personality.

11 thoughts on “29 Cebu Trekking Destinations You Shouldn’t Miss”

  1. Very nice blog. It brings back memories, specialy the funny ones. Hope to join you soon, together with our little version of ourselves…


  2. I am very interested of the list you made, may I ask what is the nearest on Cebu city, also the easiest like half day hike only, I am a newbie and prefer some easy hiking spot. I will be on cebu for a couple of days only thus need it to be near cebu city or osmena blvd.


    1. Hi @iskandaloza! 🙂 Sirao is the nearest to Cebu city. You can ride a cab to JY square then rode a motorcycle to Kan-irag for Php250-Php200. Trek around 30 minutes to Sirao Peak and that’s it! 🙂


  3. Hello Migo and Miga,

    I’m looking for a group to go trekking and climbing with here in Cebu. I’ve done several treks but nothing really difficult or hard-core. I’m still a newbie in many many ways. And because I’ve only done simple ones, I don’t really have the gear and do not know what is what or which is which. I would like to learn more and be better at climbing/trekking, and would like to join new adventures.



    1. Hi Angel,

      Thanks for dropping by. 🙂 Anyways, we are currently connected to the trekking club where Miga works. The group is very friendly to newbies and seasoned trekker alike. I’ll invite you soon. 🙂 If you don’t mind, which on this list were you able to visit in Cebu?

      Looking forward to trek with you soon,
      Kring (Miga)


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