Sagada Waterfalls

Monday, November 23, 2009

Sagada Waterfall ImageThere are two prominent waterfalls in Sagada; the smaller but older BOKONG situated in the outskirts of the central barangay of Patay, and the more majestic but younger BOMOD-OK, located in the northern barangay of Bangaan.

Reaching Bomod-ok (locally known as the Big Falls) takes a relatively taxing four-hour effort from town for the hiker but, the scenery is more than worth the effort. At the foot of the Big Falls is a pool of crystal clear water, where a swim is enough to refresh a weary hiker. Intrepid enough visitors may trace where the water comes from starting at the top of the waterfalls and they would be lead by the stream trail to a nice picnic grove.

Equally as exciting is Bokong whose pool at the foot of the waterfalls is deeper though smaller than Bomod-ok's. The pool basin as well as the precipice is carved out of solid rock, the result of the continuous beating by the water for centuries as it persistently pushed its way downstream. Bokong's beauty is complimented by the splendor of the rice terraces looming along the footpath to the waterfalls - a perfect harmony of natural and man-made wonders.

Sagada Waterfalls Pictures:

Sagada Bokong Waterfalls

At the smaller Bokong waterfalls. There's a 20-foot deep circular pool at the bottom of the falls.

Sagada Bomod-ok Waterfalls

Spray at the bottom of the Sagada Bomod-ok waterfall.

Sagada Bomod-ok Waterfalls

A view of the Bomod-ok waterfall from a distance.