Iligan City after all has 23 waterfalls for me to go around. This weekend, I got to visit, by accident, 2 of these in one day. One of the waterfalls in Brgy. Dalipuga, Iligan City is the Pampam Falls. Pampam Falls is 13kms away from the city, and another 15-20mins trek from the humble barangay to the location, this falls is a favorite hangout place for the locals. You can catch groups of teenagers, a gathering of families, and a few exited and playful children on its surrounding. It is a two pieced slabs of boulders, one on top of another where which the water glides down to. The water basin is not deep. Around 4-5ft. in depth, almost anyone can enjoy dipping on it’s cool waters.
The trail: Manageable; LOD: Easy, but we have to ask a local on taking us to the falls. We were,l actually, expecting a different one — Kalubihon Falls, but we took a different trail that led us to two of the three water falls in the area. — missing out Kalubihon Falls. But, two falls for one planned waterfall visit is not bad for the lost explorers. LOL.
We spent a few minutes on that falls before heading downstream. Alex had not had lunch, and had to just take it. That makes a window time for a quick dip and a swim.
I got a hygro massage at that. LOL. The falling water was enough to give us pressure on the back for a massage only nature can give.
Here’s a shot from the water basin, the closest that I could get. I had an interesting comment on Facebook regarding it’s shape..^^ Hmmmmm… What do you think?
+ Visit the falls with a local guide, the trail is easy but you could, also, easily miss a turn and get lost.
+ You can visit both Pampam Falls, and Kalubihon Falls in one setting.
+ Bring your own provision if you’re planning on staying a bit longer.
+ Bring the essentials: Swimsuit and Camera — then again locals are not used to bikini-clad visitors. LOL! Any outfit will do.
+ Waterproof camera would be best, but in the absence of such, dry packs is must.
+ Pick up and carry your trash back to town and care after yourself.
DIRECTIONS | HOW TO GET TO PAMPAM FALLS:
A.1] City Proper to Kalubihon, Brgy. Dalipuga Intersection:
2] Dalipuga Jeepney Line (Travel Time: 15-20mins)
—> Ask the driver to drop you off the intersection for Kalubihon at Brgy. Dalipuga
3] Take a Habal-Habal to The Kalubihon Elementary School
Travel Time ~10mins
4] Ask the locals for direction, better yet, ask to be taken to it.
And do not forget to budget some food for your guides too!
B.] Taxi (No metered taxi available, passenger and driver agreement)
C.] Private Vehicle
Other waterfalls you might want to check out while in Iligan City:
Seeing the Majestic Ma. Cristina Falls of Iligan City
Finding Adventure in Tinago Falls
The Breathtaking Limunsudan Falls
A Familiar & Humble Mimbalot Falls
The Graceful Hindang Falls Hindang Falls
Unexpected Hike to Kalubihon Falls Kalubihon Falls
Lunch hike to Dodiongan Falls
Somewhat Secret Pampam Falls
Small And Simple Dalipuga Falls Dalipuga Falls