As we moved eastward from Tungkong Mangga going towards Licao-Licao near Norzagaray, we noticed several trails that were branching out from Baranggay San Roque, San Jose Del Monte (SJDM) in Bulacan. Jun and i weren’t sure about any possible running routes in the area but we were game to discover places.
Apparently you don’t have to wander much around SJDM to discover many trails that can go on for plenty of kilometers on end. So we decided to stray a while and entered a side trail in a small Baranggay called Paradise or Paradiso, as the locals would put it. We started on a trail head just past the Paradise Farms and Community School.
The trail stretches out to farm fields as you enter into a world of deserted vistas and valleys that nearly dwarf the small dwellings of villagers that marks the area. We passed some pastureland but saw very little cattle grazing although this would have been a haven to feed hundreds of beast of burden.
The trails are less intricate here, varying from single track to fire roads and dirt paths.
I would highly recommend checking out this trail to anyone going out to Licao-licao but do check out the Kaybanban trails too (here—>kaybanban-trails) which is just a few kms away.
Here’s a glimpse of our week-end Paradiso trail hunt: