In this small town of Rizal in Laguna rests the developing Tayak Hill trail. This mountaineering track is great for beginners in mountain climbing. For adventurous moms who want to include their kids in mountaineering activities, this is a great option. The climb is just around 370 steps from the foot of the hill. My 3 yr. old son and 83 yr. old grandma were able to do it. I believe you can do it, too! =)
You don’t have to worry about car parking because at the foot of this Tayak hill are stores, comfort rooms, and parking lots, and some tables and chairs where you can rest before or after the climb.
Many people come here during holy week. Some people would start, NOT from the foot of the hill, but from the main road of Rizal. That is just way too long, especially if you have kids. I know for sure that If I had started from the main road, I wouldn’t be able to make it to the top. 🙂 It’s better to start from the foot of the hill if you are not really into trekking or climbing mountains or if you have your kids with you. 🙂
Below are some of the photos from this Tayak Hill adventure:
Trivia: According to my grandma, and other relatives, there’s a place just near the Tayak Hill where the people of Rizal went to evacuate during the Japanese-American war. It’s called the ‘landing/ landing field’. The landing field is where the American planes come down to provide goods, ammunitions, and other needs to their troops. Oh, history! I was imagining everything that they were telling me that time.
Check out Tayak Hill’s Facebook page here.