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Espadang Bato: Conquer the Sword-Shaped Peak Near Manila

Looking for a unique and exhilarating hike near the metro? Look no further than Espadang Bato in Rodriguez, Rizal. Its distinctive sword-shaped peak offers a thrilling climb with breathtaking rewards.



Why Espadang Bato Rocks

Here's what makes Espadang Bato an unforgettable experience:

  • The Iconic Rock Formation: The highlight is reaching the summit and posing next to the sword-like rock – an amazing photo opportunity!

  • Sweeping 360-Degree Views: From the top, you'll be treated to panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and Wawa Dam.

  • Diverse Terrain: The trail includes forests, rocky paths, and some scrambling over boulders for added adventure.


Difficulty and What to Bring

Espadang Bato is considered a relatively easy hike (3/9 difficulty), great for beginners with a moderate fitness level. Here's what to pack:

  • Hiking shoes or trail running shoes

  • At least 2 liters of water

  • Snacks

  • Sun protection (the summit is exposed)

  • Camera – you'll want to capture the views!



Getting to Espadang Bato

  1. Public Transportation:

  • Take an FX or jeepney from Cubao to Brgy. Mascap, Rodriguez.

  • At Brgy. Mascap, hire a tricycle to the Espadang Bato jump-off.

  1. Private Vehicle:

  • Navigate to the Espadang Bato jump-off in Brgy. Mascap on your map app. Parking space is available.

Notes to Remember

  • Registration at the Brgy. Mascap barangay hall is necessary. Guides are required and recommended, especially for first-timers.

  • Start early to beat the crowds and the midday heat.

  • As always, Leave No Trace and help keep this beautiful landmark pristine.

Up for the Espadang Bato Climb?

If you want a quick and exciting hike with incredible summit views, Espadang Bato delivers! Get ready to break a sweat, strike a pose with the "sword," and enjoy the stunning Rizal landscape.


Check out our experience here!




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