9. Mount Damas
Mount Damas is one of the popular tourist spots in Tarlac, a hiking destination in the province and considered as the most scenic mountain. Its peak is at 685+ meters above sea level which offers a panoramic view to the mountain ranges, plains of Tarlac and Pangasinan. The major jump-off point to the mountain is at Dueg Resettlement in San Clemente, Tarlac. Conquering the mountain top is challenging where one have to pass through a river, tall grasses, boulders and steep trails. Though the trails is not so established, guides are of great help. It can be done in a day hike but overnight trek is highly recommended to witness the jaw-dropping view of morning clouds and a side-trip to Ubod Falls.
Mount Damas falls under the borders of Mayantoc, Camiling and San Clemente, Tarlac.
10. Mount Telakawa
Mount Telakawa is another favorite mountain climbing destination among the locals and foreign tourists. The summit is at 645+ meters above sea level and gives a breath-taking view of the lahar field, mountain ranges and woodlands. Along the journey, one have to pass through a river and lahar fields in Crow Valley and friendly meet with Aeta community in Sitio Daig. The trail is a gradual challenging ascends with tall grasses. Most of the group of mountaineers do the trip for 2 days that requires overnight camping which is a good thing for socializing and stargazing. In the morning, be amazed by the stunning views at the peak including the beautiful view of Mount Arayat. Contact the Capas Satellite Tourism Office for more details.
Mount Telakawa is located in Capas, Tarlac.