Quick Ride to Daranak Falls

As part of my weekly escape, I try to make sure I ride out with an agenda and this time my destination is the Daranak Falls at Tanay Rizal. There are couple of route going to Daranak Falls if you are coming from Manila, but I selected the Maralique Hiway. Marilaque or Marikina-Rizal-Laguna-Quezon for short,  is a highway that starts in Marikina and goes all the way to the Sierra Madre Ranges of Rizal, the mountaintops of Laguna, and, finally, to Infanta, Quezon. This for me is one of the most scenic rides nearby Manila.

The misty morning of Baras on our way to our starting point was Spectacular!

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This ride I’m with my riding bud Marlon, and we start at Park, Rest and Dine at Baras Rizal (medyo shortcut hehe!). So I park my car there, prep our bikes and some stretching done, and we are off.

Park, Rest and Dine (Baras Rizal) along Marilaque Hiway.

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Just a couple of clicks from our starting Point, you can reach Palo Alto Falls. This is now on a private subdivision but you can enter for a Fee to see the falls. There are Bike parking inside and quite safe (I shall post our Palo Alto ride separately)

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You can also pass by the Masungi Georeserve (Google it), We cannot go inside as it needs advance booking and Php 700 per head (Minimum group of 7) so a snap of the Masungi area is enough for now:

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Roadkill is a common sight…

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Amazing view on our way up Marilaque20161009_082035

More climbing i guess…

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We have reached the entry point of the Daranak Falls. as you can see at the pic, Calinawan Cave is also at the same location, you just need to climb up from the Falls. All are well maintained and it’s usually packed in Summer time. Best time to go probably is on weekdays and off-season.

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Behold… The Daranak Falls!

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Our Bikes cannot go inside the Falls area, so we left them at the Gate… Now time to dive!

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The stream before the Falls area is like the scene from “Tabing Ilog” I can imagine Rovic and Eds walking along the riverside…

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The Dadbod shot!

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More of my adventures soon… Ride safe!

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Author: bogartmtb

Mountain Biker, Dad, Probinsyano, Mailroomer

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