INTO THE WILDERNESS: DISCOVER THE ENCHANTING JOURNEY OF FOUR LAKES
Discover the allure of Four Lakes, a myriad of ancient pathways that weave through breathtaking landscapes and immerse you in the rich history of Benguet and Pangasinan. This trail race promises an unforgettable experience, attracting adventurers from all walks of life.
As you embark on this extraordinary journey, you’ll follow in the footsteps of those who came before you. Veiled in mystery and intrigue and beckoning you to explore its hidden treasures you’ll experience a thrilling escapade for trail runners like yourself.
Feel the thrill of the race as you begin your ascent from Kayapa Central School. The road leads you to the enchanting trailhead, where the allure of Indupit awaits. Meandering through dirt roads and intermittent paths, you’ll encounter a mesmerizing river crossing, marking the start of your adventure.
Venture deeper into the heart of the trail, guided by a single-track path. Along the way, you’ll encounter Bundao, a small settlement that whispers tales of the past. With each step, the allure of Mount Ugo’s summit becomes more prominent, offering breathtaking views that stretch beyond imagination.
After conquering Mount Ugo’s majestic peak, embrace the exhilarating descent through rocky trails and rustic dirt roads. The trail leads you to Domolpos, where an oasis of spring water and trail food awaits, rejuvenating your spirit for the journey ahead.
Prepare to be captivated by the picturesque Old Spanish Trail, a 10-kilometer stretch of mostly downhill terrain. As you immerse yourself in the captivating surroundings, your senses will be awakened by the sights and sounds of nature’s symphony. Kayapa Proper West Market, nestled at the trail’s end, offers a moment of respite and nourishment, reenergizing you for the final leg of your adventure.
From here, the trail winds through rice paddies and reveals a hanging bridge that leads you to Amelong Labeng. This sleepy village, adorned with a barangay hall, school, and worship place, invites you tantalizingly to rest.
Continuing your odyssey, you’ll head downhill to Besong and then to a short but difficult climb up to Castillo Village, embraced by a grand welcome sign and a World War II Memorial. Here, take a moment to reflect on the endurance and determination that brought you this far.
As you continue, the trail unveils the beauty of Buaca Lake, a sight that will ignite your spirit. Descending to the enchanting “saddle” area of Balangabang, you’ll be filled with a sense of wonder and awe as you follow the path to Talmoy, where the allure of Banao awaits after a long climb. Your determination will be noted and celebrated at this point.
The final stretches take you along dirt roads and through a captivating mossy forest, guiding you towards Galsa. Here, you’ll continue through additional single-track trails to finally emerge at Pito where you can gather your strength for the last leg of your adventure.
Qualified runners will proceed toward a steep climb along single-track trails and eventually to the trailhead, venturing again into another mystical mossy forest. As you reach Indupit you’ll have a final thrilling descent that will carry you towards the finish line.
Join us for the Four Lakes, an extraordinary journey that will test your limits, ignite your passion, and connect you with the raw beauty of nature. Unleash your inner trail runner and let the wilderness become your playground.