Monday, December 3, 2012

Puning Cave, Brgy. Bayabas, DRT, Bulacan

WARNING: This trail is not suitable for beginners
 Total Distance = 42.8km
Ride Time = 4 hrs one way / 10 hrs total
Bright homes - Puning cave - Bright homes

1. After crossing the river, go down the bridge  using the stairs  on the right side
or find the road that goes under the bridge
2. Head north and follow the road until you reach Pinagtulayan elementary school on the left side
of the road 

B = Brgy. Bayabas/Puning trail

1. turn left after pinagtulayan elementary school (trail head)

2. after the trail, there is a river and a bridge , turn right
3. brgy hall of bayabas is on the left side of the road, you wont miss it
4. registration is at the back of the brgy hall
5. expenses: P100 per head and P50 brgy d

Road to brgy. Bayabas

From this point, we started to walk

Slippery rock garden

Means of transportation of the locals

I was able to ride my bike with only one foot on the pedal and always
pressing on the brakes 

Light drizzle made the slippery rocks more slippery 

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Tire tracks from 4x4 enthusiast and dirt bikes.
My 4x2 LSD equipped pick up will get stuck on this trail

Awesome tree

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Turn right toward Brgy. Bayabas

civilization at last!

We ate our packed breakfast/lunch here.

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One of the tour guides, two tour guides are required per group

Crystal clear water

This cave is 1.3km long according to the Brgy. Captain

Waist deep water near the entrance

Its really amazing inside the cave

 scratched helmet

I banged my head on a sharp rock while climbing, good thing I was wearing a helmet

A good area to take a group picture, too bad we didnt have one


back track or use the main road?

suffer fest

Back tracking was harder, we walked at a snail pace and took
rests before a steep climb

Finally, we are able to ride our bikes again

"tong" and his dual suspension japan bike


  1. Another beautiful Place, "PUNING CAVE" good trail road biking going to DRT to Barangay Bayabas. But i left my camera at house. Next time i'll make sure i won't miss the experience. Nice Blog for this article so that people will know that there is a nice to travel here in Sta. Maria Bulacan.
    Sir I'm Noel Aguilar, -Biker from Bulacan, Bulacan

  2. Yesterday June 23, 2013 we were there about 10 of us. Trial biking is so difficult but thrilling. Nice experience with my new friends from Lolomboy "PADJAK BOIZ" Thank you Guyz. :)

  3. Sir if ever may rides kayo maka join sa group nyo. 0915-9981353 number ko po. Thank you for this blogger.

  4. Sir ganda po dito :)) may bahay po ung grandparents ko sa san rafael if ever na pumunta kami ditong mag-kuya yayayain ko sya dto :))

  5. ganda, sana makarating din ako dito kahit by foot, newbie rider po - paz de castro (pedalriders)

  6. Kung maglalakad how many hrs? And my mga nagtetent po vah dun..

    1. From the Baranggay Bayabas Tourism Office, the cave is just a 10-15 minute hike, across the river. You may set up tent on the grounds of the Tourism Office, overlooking the river.

  7. Salamat sa mga comments, hindi napo ganyan and itsura ng daan papuntang puning cave ngayon, via pinagtulayan, medyo pinatag na nila yung daan, wala ng rock gardens at sementado na po yung dulong part malapit sa ilog, pinutol na din yung mango tree na horizontal yung isang branch.

    @sir noel
    taga saan po kayo sir?

  8. It's more fun in the Philippines! I just hope that the P150 entrance fee that they collected from the visitors will be utelized properly for the maintenance of the place and the security of the people who visits the place! :-)

    1. Part of the money goes to the guides. Part of the money goes to the Baranggay Bayabas.

  9. merong ride sa February 1, DRT boundary meeting place, ride out at 7am, please search for bulacan bike tiangge in FB for more details

  10. Nice place to visit :)

    1. I want to go there as well

    2. I'm planning to go there

  11. The Rhino and Lioness in Bigte, Norzagaray, Bulacan is good to visit too :)

  12. Pumunta kami dyan last may twenty. medyo iba na yung daan. Akala ko nga hindi puning cave napuntahan namin kasi magkaina na itsura sa personal at sa mga blogs

  13. hi! safe pa rin po ba magpunta dito?

  14. Hi good day! ask ko lang how many minutes of walk going to the cave from the school? thanks po.