Chasing Waterfalls: Mahil Falls
Location: Sitio Kangko, Brgy. Lamlahak, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato
Types: Multi-step, Slide horsetail
The mountain paradise called Lake Sebu is home to the indigenous people group called T’bolis. The municipality of Lake Sebu is now more popularly know for its Seven Falls. The Seven Falls of Lake Sebu has gained traction over the last several years that it has already eclipsed the town’s foremost natural attractions (Lake Sebu, Lake Seloton, and Lake Lahit).
But deep into its forested areas is another wonder rarely visited. Far from the madding crowd of Seven Falls is Mahil Falls. The waterfall is composed of two almost identical tiers. Because the waterfalls is covered by tall trees and thick bushes, a ray of light streaked down creating a magical sight.
Getting to Mahil Falls requires a punishing uphill and treacherous downhill trek. Extra care should be observed when negotiating through the ravine. And be mindful of the leeches that thrive in the river stream.
Note: This is part of LegendHarry‘s ambitious travel project: Chasing Philippine Waterfalls. This is also part of his January 26 – February 4, 2015 Davao and SOCCSKSARGEN Backpacking Trip.