Heroes Mountain Trail, Bike Trail Fort Bonifacio

Part I of finding refuge in the city, without actually leaving the city. Part ll can be found here

Not going to lie, I love Manila but I often feel trapped in this concrete jungle so I am frequently finding ways to get out of the city. When I start to get that itch and can’t get away I go to my list of places to visit and it usually reconnects with my hunger for exploration. Manila is so deep and so vast it could take decades to unearth it’s various barangays, I will happily accept the challenge.

A friend had mentioned a bike trail right in The Fort and I had no idea or concept of how that would work. Well, nestled in between the C5 and BGC is in fact a lovely bike trail, Heroes Mountain Bike Trail. It’s well maintained, cheap and easy to get to. The effort for this activity was minimal and had a big pay off. It is a great family activity for a weekend, holiday or even free afternoon. DSC02474As you pass by the Heritage Park Mortuary and Cemetery (which as morbid as it sounds is totally a place you can spend time at just for nature purposes) on your left there is a white gate; enter here. There is a small booth that sells some drinks and is also where you register by signing a waiver and paying a 50php fee per rider. *There are no bikes for rent. If you know of a place near by that does rent bikes I would love to know. DSC02475DSC02503

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At the top of the trail is the back of Libingan Ng Mga Bayani
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The trail has a rage of difficulty. My son was a little tested as this was his first ride up and down hills.
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It’s worth a visit just for a nature walk.
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Since we don’t have bikes we followed along our son, which was actually fine but I really wish we could have joined the ride.

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I know they have races at the trial fairly often. This is actually a jump in part of the trail.

Things To Know:

  • Heroes Mountain Bike Trail is fairly responsive on FB. Send them inquiries if needed.
  • The trail is located in The Fort but on the back side of McKinely Hill and the cemetery. You can get to eat easily from BGC or the C5.Screen Shot 2017-03-15 at 12.34.25 PM.png
  • There are no bikes for rent.
  • Entrance fee is 50 pesos.
  • Pack a picnic to enjoy the nature just a bit longer. There are drinks for sale.
  • To finish off your day of fun visit the neighboring driving range on the army base.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. vinneve says:

    Wow! that is a nice family bonding doesn’t matter of the name haha! I admire you finding places I have never been to while living in Manila for 2 decades!

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  2. Alma says:

    I don’t know how this comment-leaving works but this bike trail looks awesome and kids and I will have to check it out one of these days. I ended up on your blog tonight looking for more info about flower farm in tagaytay. That blogpost is awesome too!

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    1. amber says:

      Thanks A!

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