Guide to Masungi Georeserve
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Guide to Masungi Georeserve: Trails, Picnics, and a 101 on Conservation

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Masungi Georeserve is a conservation area and rock garden in Baras, Rizal. Its name, derived from the Filipino word "masungki," means "spiked” in English and which describes the threatened limestone formations found within it.

Masungi Georeserve is an award-winning conservation project, with a slew of experiences for visitors that not only leave them more educated about the area's wildlife and plant species, but with more care and appreciation for nature in general.

Masungi Georeserve finally reopened its doors to visitors last October 20 as COVID-19 restrictions began to ease in the country. Here's a guide on what to expect on your visit!

Discovery Trail

Masungi Georeserve Discovery Trail
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Masungi Georeserve's Discovery Trail only allows individuals aged 13 and up for security purposes. It is perfect for outdoor and nature enthusiasts, regular and beginner hikers, as well as groups and families. The Discovery Trail, lined with rock and concrete blocks, allows guests to go through the conservation area and features rope courses throughout the main trail. It takes about three to four hours for the full round, with a park ranger present to guide and educate guests about the area.

Conservation Fee: P1,500/guest on weekdays, P1,800/guest on weekends

Legacy Trail

Masungi Georeserve Legacy Trail
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If you want to take part in the reforestation efforts of Masungi Georeserve firsthand, we recommend you go for the Legacy Trail, which is recommended for individuals aged 10 years old and above. In this trail, anticipate taking part in some tree planting and nurturing, followed by a communal Minalot meal afterwards. It takes about four to six hours for the full round, and guests will also be guided by a park ranger throughout the activities.

Conservation Fee: P1,500/guest on weekdays and weekends

Garden Picnic

Masungi Georeserve Garden Picnic
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One other experience you can have in Masungi Georeserve is a garden picnic in the park's lower spaces. The experience, which takes about three hours to complete, features a 20-minute stroll in the area, a tea tasting of native plants, and other guided activities. The Garden Picnic experience is best if you want to enjoy Masungi Georeserve at your own pace, as it allows you to relax in a garden and fully bask in nature’s glory. This experience is perfect for nature enthusiasts of all ages, especially for those who want to be around nature, but are not able to go on hikes.

Conservation Fee: P1,500/guest on weekdays and weekends

Other places beyond Masungi Georeserve to visit if you want to experience nature:

  • Wawa Park
  • Calinawan Cave
  • Daranak Falls
  • Tinipak River

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