Tayak Hill, Laguna: Nature Park & Family Adventure

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In this small town of Rizal in Laguna rests the developing Tayak Hill trail. This mountaineering track is great for beginners in mountain climbing. For adventurous moms who want to include their kids in mountaineering activities, this is a great option. The climb is just around 370 steps from the foot of the hill. My 3 yr. old son and 83 yr. old grandma were able to do it. I believe you can do it, too! =)

You don’t have to worry about car parking because at the foot of this Tayak hill are stores, comfort rooms, and parking lots, and some tables and chairs where you can rest before or after the climb.

Many people come here during holy week. Some people would start, NOT from the foot of the hill, but from the main road of Rizal. That is just way too long, especially if you have kids. I know for sure that If I had started from the main road, I wouldn’t  be able to make it to the top. 🙂 It’s better to start from the foot of the hill if you are not really into trekking or climbing mountains or if you have your kids with you. 🙂

Below are some of the photos from this Tayak Hill adventure:

Cemented road from Rizal’s main road to the foot of Tayak hill.
Some cottages where you can rest before or after the climb.
Some stores at the foot of the hill.
There’s now an entrance fee, and it goes to the development of Tayak hill.


Before going up the steps.
My 3 yr.old son with my 83 yr. old grandma. Both reached the top! =) It was effortless to my grandma, so we young ones couldn’t complain! =)
Overlooking Rizal, San Pablo and Sampaloc lake.
This is where the entrance fee goes. People are hired to maintain the cleanliness of the place, as well as improving every part of the trail.
There are some benches to sit on on top of the hill.
My son was so happy that he made it. =)
Refreshing view from top.
Steps may be a little slippery when raining. =)


Trivia: According to my grandma, and other relatives, there’s a place just near the Tayak Hill where the people of Rizal went to evacuate during the Japanese-American war. It’s called the ‘landing/ landing field’. The landing field is where the American planes  come down to provide goods, ammunitions, and other needs to their troops. Oh, history! I was imagining everything that they were telling me that time.

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Check out Tayak Hill’s Facebook page here.

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19 thoughts on “Tayak Hill, Laguna: Nature Park & Family Adventure

  1. madame pa talagang hidden gems like this in the Philippines, we just have to search and look. Sana lang ‘wag abusuhin ng mga tourists para mapreserve. Ang galing ni Lola, still strong! 🙂

  2. Your lola is way more adventurous than I am haha! Looks like you guys had fun! I’m not the outdoorsy type, but I know a few people who might enjoy this sort of trip.

    1. I believe it is safe for two adults. =) You may request for someone to go with you, but the trail is just really straight up. Just around 370 steps. You can also see some people going up and down from time to time, so you’ll feel safe.

    1. Wow. Someone from Rizal! =) That’s my dad’s hometown. =) Just saw your surname. haha. It’s very common to see Isla, Isles, Isleta, & Sumague in Rizal. =)

  3. Now this looks like something I can do! Your Grandma is a rockstar! Nakakahiya if I can’t do it. One question though, malinis ba ang toilet sa foot of the hill? 😀

  4. Oh wow this looks like a lot of fun! I’ve never been to Laguna (well, we passed by Sta. Rosa) but we’ve always wanted to explore the province. I’ll be taking note of this!

  5. Wow this is such a nice place. I don’t like climbing steep steps but I think this one I can manage.


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