Location: Brgy. Impalutao, Impasugong, Bukidnon
Types: Plunge, Fan Horsetail, Classical
Arguably the most famous tourist attraction in Impasugong, Bukidnon is CEDAR. Located in Barangay Impalutao, the Center for Development and Recreation is a project of the Department of the Environment and Natural Resources. It has an estimated area of 1,703 hectares.
Naturally because of its sheer size and topographic features, it is home to several waterfalls. On that Sunday afternoon, I was blessed to have seen three of these though in a short span of time.
As we walked along the main trail, we passed by Gantungan Falls. Had there been enough time for me as well as equipment, I could have gone down and explore more of Gantungan. I was informed that it was great for canyoning and river trekking.
Also located on the other side of the trail is Natigbasan Falls. Although I was only contented myself from seeing at distance, I could not also help myself from imagining a better waterfalling experience for me.
At the end of the main trail is the majestic Dila Falls. Resembling a tongue, Dila Falls plunges powerfully into a river stream with the boulders bearing its brunt. To reach its pool, I had to carefully navigate a steep trail along the ravine.
I also heard that there is another falls in CEDAR. It is called Makabayot Falls. Natigbasan and Gantungan feed it with its waters.
Aside from waterfalling and trekking, visitors at the CEDAR can also swimming in its swimming pools and camp on its grounds.
Another visit to CEDAR in the future is in order.
Note: This is part of LegendHarry‘s ambitious travel project: Chasing Philippine Waterfalls and the seven-day Northern Mindanao Backpacking Trip and Group Tour.