Pamulaklakin Trail, Subic Bay Freeport

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.

Binictican Heights, Subic Freeport

Binictican Heights, Subic Freeport

Smooth Roads inside Subic

Smooth Roads inside Subic

We didn't see any of them at that time

Didn't see any of them at that time

A Korean Church?

A Korean Church?

Brent International School, Subic

Brent International School, Subic

Inside golf course

Inside golf course

Entrance to Pamulaklakin Trail

Entrance to Pamulaklakin Trail

Inside Pamulaklakin

Inside Pamulaklakin

Start of Trail

Start of Trail

More of these inside

More of these inside

Inside the Rainforest, similar to the Aquarry but longer and much cleaner

Inside the Rainforest, similar to the Aquarry but longer and much cleaner

Another view

Another view

June taking a pee(k)

June taking a pee(k)

With Aeta children

With Aeta children

Clinging to their long lost father?

Clinging to their long lost father?

Crystal clear

Crystal clear

Refreshing sights

Refreshing sight

Taking in the view

Taking in the view

Taken at the north side

Taken at the north side

Superview

Superview

Superman!

Superman?

Back to the trail

Back to the trail

Vines clinging up the tree

Vines clinging up the trees

Aeta children's father, going to reclaim them from June

Aeta children's father, going to reclaim them from June

From June's lense. What was he thinking?

From June's lense. What was he thinking?

Moss-coverted stone

Moss-covered stone

Crystal dews!

Crystal dews!

Back to the golf course

Back to the golf course

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13 responses to “Pamulaklakin Trail, Subic Bay Freeport

  1. wow wow.

    i know just how inviting it is to run at subic freeport. when we had a impromptu swim at camayan beack resort, i almost yelled ‘stop the car!’ upon seeing how perfect a running place their roads are, lined with trees..

    did you go there just to run o side-agenda lang yung running?

    • Hi Kat2. You’re right, side agenda lang yung running. We plan in really running the whole route at the next opportunity.
      Welcome back and i hope you have resumed your regular training.:-)

  2. We were there in 2003, when all I could think of was eating and more eating. Sayang hindi pa ako runner non. I could have enjoyed our stay there 100X more.

    Back then, we really had to stop because of a family of monkeys crossing the street!

    Awesome photos, Rene. One would just wish to be there and be in one with nature.

  3. hi sir,

    just asking for help pls…
    do u hav any idea on how can i contact the pamulaklakin trail organization?
    we heard that there is also a survivor training done there…pls…SOS…
    THANKS A LOT

    • Hi Mavic– you can call the tourism office of SBMA at (6347) 252-3143 for more information. You can also go directly to the Pamulaklakin Trail outpost. You can inquire at the outpost there.

      Hope this helps.

  4. Hi,

    Thanks for the excellent information you have posted on the Pamulaklakin trail . I used it as a guide during my recent trek in Subic bay – Pamulaklakin forest.

    I liked your blog so much – I have put a link to it, under the “further reading” category. Just see the bottom of the blog page.

    I have posted photos and my trip report here –

    http://expattraveller.blogspot.com/2012/11/pamulaklakin.html

    Do go through it, and let me know how you find it.

    You can see photos and details of my travels around the Philippines here – http://expattraveller.blogspot.com

    regards
    David

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