A Closer Look At the Trails of Mt. Sembrano

Here’s a set of pictures of the trails of Mt. Sembrano in Pililia, Rizal taken by Ninya Regalado, a mountaineer and trail runner during one of her mountain trail runs. I’ve always been intrigued as to why many runners, hikers and mountaineers enjoy visiting this place as they say it’s so hilly, open and hot specially in the summer. But having seen these photos of the trails, i can see that they offer some of the best views here in these parts.

The forthcoming 2nd DBB Uphill Mt. Sembrano Trail Race Challenge on April 18, 2015 will prove another opportunity to see and conquer this rolling grassland hills to the tilt. And through these pics, you’ll see why last year’s runners have been raving about the ascents and descents that literally kept them on their toes!

Check out the views over-looking Laguna Lake, Talim Island and the other mountain ranges which are arresting and very scenic.

You’ll see why running this upcoming 15k and 30k DBB Mt. Sembrano Uphill Trail Race Challenge is worth it when you see these picture postcard worthy sweeping views. I’m nowhere close to being able to run this trail yet, but that will surely change when i get to run with some of the most fun and serious trail runners come April 18!

See you there!

Registration is still open. For more details, you can check my previous post at https://jazzrunner.wordpress.com/2015/02/05/mt-sembrano-trail-run-challenge-april-18-2015/ or the event FB page at https://www.facebook.com/events/814150221978573/

All photos by mountaineer, traveler and trail runner Ninya Regalado who documents her adventures in her blog, http://www.proadventurer.com.

Mt. Sembrano Trail Run Challenge: April 18, 2015

If you enjoy hardcore, moderate to steep rocky trails through open forests, mountain ridges, steep ravines and magnificent views of Laguna De Bay and Talim Island then this race, The DBB Uphill Challenge, Mt. Sembrano 15k and 30k Trail Run on April 18 is just the perfect trail race waiting for you!

The mountain trails offers an elevation of from 625 meters to about 745 meters. Between these elevation gains are single track dirt trails, grassy mountain ridges, hilltops and a waterfalls that will surely be refreshing for those tired and overly exposed to the sun.

This race is a week before the 2015 Salomon Trail Race on April 25, 2015 so the Mt. Sembrano Trail Run Challenge will be a perfect tune-up race for those running Salomon.

Here are the details of the race:

Date & Time:  Saturday, April 18, 2015 @ 6:00 a.m.

Start/Finish Location:  Brgy. Hall of Malaya, Pililla, Rizal

Course Description:  Rough roads which leads to rocky path; numerous mango trees; grassy summit which is fully exposed to the sun with the great view of Laguna Lake.

Cut Off Time: 6hrs (15km) / 10hrs (30km)

Awards:  Top three finishers for each race, both male and female.

Camping:  Runners are welcome to camp on the grounds Friday evening.  Camping is available at an assigned area on the covered court with facilities near.  Showers are available.  Please take out what you bring in.


Make your deposits to:

Account Name: Rayman D. delos Angeles
BPI Savings Acct Num: 3199-1456-56

P 1,000.00 / 15km Mountain Run

P 1,200.00 / 30km Mountain Run
Inclusive of Finisher Medal, Shirt and Post Race Meal

Send a scanned copy of the deposit slip to mgm_dbbmtsembrano@yahoo.com.ph  with your Name, Gender and Size of finisher shirt. Subject: MGM MT. SEMBRANO REGISTRATION. Please keep and present the deposit slip when claiming the race kit.

Elevation Gain/Loss for the 15k Run

Packet Pick-Up:  Saturday April 18, 2015, 3:00 a.m.

See more of the Event Details at our Facebook Page MGM Productions : DBB Uphill Challenge (Mt. Sembrano Mountain Run 2015)

View of Laguna Lake and Talim Island


View from the top (Pic from Asanyas.com)

Another view of the summit (Pic from B. Lakwatsero)

Other pics taken from the DBB Facebook page.