Mount Silangan in Morong

Mount Silangan MorongMount Silangan is located at Morong in Bataan Province. This mountain is part of the Bataan Natural Park and is a protected area of the province. This mountain is home to the Kairukan Falls, an 80-foot high waterfall that cascades to a pool of cool water at its base. The Kairukan Falls is a popular destination for trekkers who hike the trails of Mount Silangan.

Kairukan Falls at Mount Silangan in Morong

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It is located in one of the two upper tributaries of Kairukan River, drains the northwest plank of Mt. Silangan. The 150 feet falls descends into a deep plunge pool about 30 feet in diameter. A trail originating from Barangay Binaritan can be used as an access to the falls however it ends some 500 meters from the falls so one has to transverse upstream to reach the falls. The plunge pool can be used for limited swimming and consideration of clearing a small area facing the falls is satisfactory for camping and resting activities. Continue reading