If you’re in the Subic Bay Freeport area, it’s hard not to take notice of the Pamulaklakin Forest Trail entrance and harder still not to put on your running gear and give the trails a runabout, if you’re a runner.
Located along a road which leads to the Binictican Heights, this trail is famous for its guided jungle tours with durations as short as a 30 minute trek to an overnight tour which includes a lot of trekking and camping overnight in the jungle forest.
The guardians of this forest are the local Aetas, an ethnic group who have lived, toiled and continued to thrive in this area for hundred of years now. This is a protected area where generations of their tribe have continued to flourish despite the meager help they get from the government.
Our run on the trails was short, sort of just taking a peek into the vastness of this wilderness but we hope to be back soon to explore more of what is has to offer.