Mapot-Masulog Trail on Mount Canlaon in the Philippines

Mt. Canlaon (Mapot-Masulog Trail)
Canlaon City, Negros Oriental
LLA: 10°24’44″N, 123°7’55″E, 2435 MASL

Mt. Canlaon, also known as Kanlaon Volcano and or Mount Kanla-on, sits in the provnices of Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental estimated to be just 40 kilometers from Bacolod City. It is one the listed active volcanoes in the Philippines, and is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire.

The volcano’s summit consist of a caldera with a crater lake, and a smaller more active crater is located south. Being an active volcano, it is home to some hotspring: Mambucal Hot Springs on the northwest, Bucalan Hot Spring, Bungol Hot Spring.

Although the forests of Wasay trail are supreme, the Canlaon City trail is rich in views, affording photographic wonders from Day 1 onwards. It also enables a camp down at Margaja Valley, whose ground is filled by water during rainy season, hence it is also known as ‘Margaja Lake’. It also gives a fresh perspective on the volcano, since the climb is on the east face of the mountain. It is closer to Dumaguete City and thus affords easier access to sidetrips such as the famed island Siquijor and Cebu itself, where mountains such as Osmeña peak beckon. – Pinoy Mountaineer.

Check out these links for other info on this volcano.

  • http://www.dumagueteinfo.com/mount-kanlaon-volcano.php
  • http://amocnet2.multiply.com/photos/album/32/Mt.Kanlaon
  • http://www.aenet.org/canlaon/canclimb.htm
  • http://www.action-philippines.com/volcano.htm

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