When it comes to green-filled scenery, Laguna is the best place to consider especially when coming from Metro Manila due to its close proximity because of the South Luzon ExpressWay. Its natural scenery instantly refreshes the physical and mental well-being of its residents and tourists. Despite the technological advancements in the city’s infrastructure, Laguna is still filled with lots of natural wonders. As you go deeper into its streets, the scenery gets greener, and as you head to the many lakes in the area, the coast gets bluer. 

With an abundance of natural scenery, wandering, walking, or jogging around the streets brings you a multitude of sceneries to behold. Here are 5 scenic routes (or trails) you can take while jogging across your subdivision in Laguna

Sampaloc Lake Loop

This jogging path is a loop encircling one of the largest lakes in San Pablo city, the Sampaloc Lake.  The view from here shows the nice scenery of the community in San Pablo. Half of the depth of the lake contains a depression at the bottom. It also has floating small cottages built on stilts. The walking loop has restaurants and “sari-sari” stores that serve grilled Filipino delicacies such as Isaw, balun-balunan, and pork barbecue. Around the jogging trail are residential houses, local residents playing Basketball, and animals such as dogs, cats, chickens, pigs, and roosters. The path is near the water so you’ll also enjoy great views of the lake, tilapia farms, Mt Banahaw, and San Pablo Cathedral. 

For a casual stroll with a majestic view, visit this 4.0 km loop trail near San Pablo City, Laguna. Generally considered an easy route, perfect for casual or leisurely walks. It takes an average of 56 minutes to complete. This is a very popular area for hiking, trail running, and walking, and you’ll likely encounter residents and other leisure walkers or people wanting to spend a lovely afternoon. 

Caliraya Trail

Residents of the Sta Cruz or Pagsanjan area are familiar with this trail. This is a trail famous among motorcycle enthusiasts and bikers based in Metro Manila for a weekend ride session. It is located along the mountainous areas of Lumban, Cavinti, and Kalayaan that surround the man-made Caliraya Lake. The area is also famous for outdoor recreation, water sports, retreats, and fishing. There are also hotels around the area for tourists who wish to stay for a bit longer. Originally known to be a meet-up spot for bikers, its re-opening during the pandemic has made the trail more popular among families for outdoor activities. Over the past two years, the place has been filled with family-friendly resorts, glamping spots, restaurants with alfresco dining, and many food establishments, instantly making the Caliraya trail a tourist spot for everyone. 

Run around this 22.5-km point-to-point trail near Pila, Laguna. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 4 h 59 min to complete. This is a popular trail for road biking, trail running, and walking. You can enjoy some solitude during quieter times of the day. The trail is open year-round and home to motor enthusiasts, tourists, car campers,  and routine joggers.

Galalan Trail

This trail is located near the Galalan Village in Pangil, Laguna. The starting point of the trail is located in Galalan Elementary School. The area around the school also serves as a parking spot for joggers and tourists. The forest surrounding the trails is known to be home to a number of various trekking trails that enable hikers of all ages to customize their experience to your liking and skill level. The Laguna Lake Development Authority of Pangil Laguna hosted an event for mountain bike enthusiasts in the Galaan trail back in 2010. There are also various biking events held in this location. 

Both joggers and runners will definitely enjoy this 6.6-km out-and-back trail near Siniloan, Laguna. Generally considered to be an easy route, it takes an average of 1 h 45 min to complete. This is a popular trail for hiking, mountain biking, and trail running. Some parts of the day are quiet and ideal for meditation and yoga. Animals are welcome to join you on your adventure provided they are on a leash to avoid unnecessary incidents. 

Dampalit Falls

Los Banos, Laguna is known to be blessed with abundance when it comes to scenic views and waterfalls. It is also known for being the best hot spring destination in the south. The Trail in Dampalit Falls starts near the Mountain View Hot Spring resort which is also a popular lodging venue for people who embark on the trails. The trail has a 20 peso entrance fee and registration is located at the park in Lalakay Barangay Hall. There are also many hotels around the starting point and its peak hours are during the morning. The pathway is secluded from houses and residents and is frequented by nature lovers and mountaineers.

Make your way to the tranquil waters of Dampalit Falls through this 2.7-km out-and-back trail near Los Baños. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 50 min to complete. This is a popular trail for hiking, trail running, and walking. Here you will find seasoned mountaineers, tourists, photographers, and hikers. There are several falls around the area, making it a great adventure for many people. 

With many beautiful trails around Laguna, your well-being is surely taken care of, and your days are always energized and refreshed. Live in Greenfield City, a 400-hectare self-sustaining network of residential, commercial, industrial, and recreational communities. Located at the heart of the Lion City of The South, experience a shift of scenery and lifestyle while in the middle of it all. Greenfield Development Corporation has 3 residential developments in Sta Rosa Laguna: Pramana Residential Park, Solen Residences, and Trava

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