Friday, March 8, 2013

Limunsudan Falls: Philippines' Highest Two-tiered Waterfall

The city of Iligan is blessed with numerous and notable waterfalls in the Philippines and has been tagged as the "City of Majestic Waterfalls". Aside of the well-famed Maria Cristina Falls and Tinago Falls lies another spectacular and captivating waterfalls unknown to the many- Perhaps the most impressive two-tiered waterfall in the country.

Limunsudan Falls is a two-tiered waterfall and is believed to be the highest waterfalls in the Philippines for two-tiered waterfall category with a towering height of 870 feet. Moreover, the lower waterfall is believed to be higher than the Maria Cristina Falls. It is also the second highest waterfall next to the Aliwagwag Falls of Cateel, Davao Oriental with 1,110 feet of cascading falls. 

Limunsudan Falls is located in Barangay Rogongon, Iligan City, Lanao del Norte approximately 55 kilometers away from the city proper of Iligan. 

TOUCHDOWN:
According to the Tourism Officer of the Municipality of Lanao, Limunsudan Falls can be reached by using a 4 x 4 type of vehicle about 2-3 hours travel of unpaved road reaching the nearest Barangay of the area, Barangay Panoroganan. From the said area, a day trek is needed to reach this wondrous creation of Mother Nature and that's about 15-20 hours of walking, trekking and having a rest. Moreover, the best way to reach this impressive fall is through the Talakag route which is about 5 hours travel ride using a 4 x 4 vehicle. Not so much hassle because you don't need to trek for almost a day compared to the longer way. Still, adventure always awaits you.

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Photo courtesy: Edward Engracia Lazatin
Photo source: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2d/Limunsudan_Falls.jpg

1 comment:

  1. I just remember the time when we (with my colleagues) descended towards this waterfall. I just saw the rock (on the first picture above) along this river (Bayog river) where I am standing atop on it... I felt asleep for a seconds of time and feeling the cool and fresh air from the falls (while standing atop to this rock)...

    This waterfall is really a very amazing but a scary one due to its huge sound created by the impact of the water when falling down... the surrounding colored-grey and dark-brown cliffs around it where the shrubs, grasses and secondary trees are grown, was made me stirred of, thinking where to exit quickly to escape in case there's a sudden flood to come...

    What I was really feared of this time while standing atop of the rock is, I saw the clouds consolidating above us which are gradually becoming gray and then turned into dark... with this, I had rushed stay on the other side of the river calling my colleagues who are swimming to go back to the safer place.

    For superstitious, there were came small colorful (blue, yellow, and white) and beautiful butterflies’ coming-out from the bottom of the waterfall and the two lovely (2) girls playing on the river before the waterfalls seen by my friend... These observations were just told by my friend the time we were already in Cagayan de Oro City.

    There are some hidden story behind this majestic waterfalls…which were narrated to me by my uncle (my mother cousin), a native of this place.

    This story is a real… an experience of mine which I could never forget.

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