February 28, 2013

Limunsudan Falls - The Highest Waterfall in the Philippines

Limunsudan Falls is a two-tiered waterfall situated in Brgy. Rogongon, Iligan City, in the province of Lanao del Norte, Philippines. It is situated 55 kilometers away from the city proper. It is said to be the Philippine's highest waterfall with the height of 870 feet, with the lower part cascading alone higher than the Maria Cristina Falls.

The Majestic Limunsudan Falls
Locals claimed that Limunsudan is the highest, but some says that Aliwagwag Falls is the highest in the Philippines, located in the forest of Cateel, Davao Oriental. I hope sooner or later, environmental officials could come up with the right conclusions.

The beautiful two-tiered waterfalls
Although the beauty is enough to attract both local and international tourists yet still, it is not officially recognized well. Due to inaccessibility, lack of information and the clear and present danger, Limunsudan Falls remain strange to most of our countrymen. Even in Iligan City itself, the falls is not known generally to local folks as it sounds new to them when hearing the name of the falls.

Visitors enjoying the beauty of the waterfalls
Even in the internet, when I searched for Limunsudan Falls' images, I can only see a few pictures taken on the ground, most of it are taken from above, obviously from aerial shots during an area reconnaissance and surveys conducted by the military and other authorities.

Aerial view of the waterfalls
The source of the waterfall is feed by the abundant lush from the highlands of Bukidnon and Lanao del Sur as it is bounded by the two provinces. Also, through looking up the Google Maps (satelliste view), I can manifest a few evidence that the waterfall is also one of the exit waterways of Lake Lanao.

Although it can be reach by foot for a two-day trek from Brgy. Rogongon, yet local authorities can't pledge and assure a safe trek to the area as it is said that separatist group are still roaming and present in the surrounding locations.

You might also interested to know about Iligan's Dodiongan Falls or Tinago Falls.

19 comments:

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  3. Hello.. Sobrang amused talaga ako sa mga waterfalls. And this one is simply breathtaking! And sana nga magkaroon ng accurate data para malaman naten kung alin talaga highest falls dito sa Philippines.

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  4. That is really beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. as far as I know it's Aliwagwag Falls, but this one is breathtaking too. too bad I never heard of this when I was in Iligan.

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    1. Actually the location of this waterfalls is not part of the City of Iligan, but it is a part of the Municipality of Tagoloan II, Province of Lanao del Sur, ARMM, Philippine.
      This falls can be access via Talakag, Bukidnon or from Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental, but due to no developed accessible roads (only abandoned logging roads), so it is difficult to reach.
      I went down once with my colleagues to this falls (at Bayog river) in the year 2010. It is very amazing but scaring!!!

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  6. Those falls look amazing. I'm sad to hear that more people can't enjoy them due to security issues. I hope that changes soon!

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  8. Iyan ang isa sa factor na humaharang sa pag unlad ng turismo, i mean maunlad sya oo pero if wala lang yung threat and all. People can freely roam the area. Ilang turista na ang nakidnap kaya nakaka discourage din even with our local tourists..

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    1. Marami raw NPA nagkalat dyan... Kaya raw delikado.

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  9. astig shot of the waterfalls from the top.

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  10. im jealous!!! Its been my dream to visit limunsudan! I have a thing for waterfalls...

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  11. Wow! So this is the highest waterfall in the Philippines! I may sound silly or stupid, but yes, I always thought it was Pagsanjan falls.. This place is majestic! Thanks for posting.

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  12. awesome ive seen that falls while in the plane

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  13. hi. how did you get the aerial view of Limunsudan Falls? by helicopter or by plane?

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