Pico De Loro
LLA: 14° 12.855 N; 120° 38.785 E; 664 MASL
Pico de Loro or Parrot’s Beak is one of the most accessible getaway from Manila. It is a recommended day trip with 4-5 hours trail to the peak from jump-off. Best hike is when it is raining.. Also there are two falls along the trail. There is an optional way down to the beaches of Nasugbu, with the like of Puerto Azul.
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Pico de Loro is tagged as one of the mountains of environmental concern in PinoyMountaineer, for garbage mismanagement and undisciplined climbing. Hikers are encouraged to police the mountain by reprimanding/reporting littering and dirty campsites; cleaning up the trails; and educating the locals about the importance of the mountain’s cleanliness. Moreover, dayhikes are encouraged over overnight trips to minimize impact on the mountain.
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