Sierra Madre Range in Gapan

About the Sierra Madre Range

The Sierra Madre Range is a mountain range in the northern and eastern part of Luzon Island in the Philippines. It stretches from Cagayan in the north to Quezon in the south, covering a total length of about 600 kilometers. The range is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, including endemic species like the Philippine eagle and the tamaraw.

Location and How to Get There

The Sierra Madre Range is located in the eastern part of Nueva Ecija, particularly in the city of Gapan. The approximate coordinates are 15.3058° N, 121.1729° E. To get there, you can take a bus or drive from Manila to Gapan City, which is about a 2-hour journey. From there, you can hire a guide or join a tour to explore the mountain range.

Things to Do and See

  • Go trekking or hiking in the Sierra Madre Range to enjoy the beautiful scenery and fresh air.
  • Visit the Dupinga River, which is a popular spot for swimming and picnicking.
  • Explore the caves in the Sierra Madre Range, such as the Batong Amat and Minalungao Caves.
  • See the stunning waterfalls, such as the Minalungao Falls and the Pinagrealan Cave and Falls.
  • Visit the Nagsasaan Ruins, which is an important historical site dating back to the Spanish colonization period.
  • Take a bird-watching tour to see the endemic Philippine eagle and other bird species.