Going to the City of Pines became accessible to many because of the completion of Tarlac – Pangasinan – La Union Expressway, most commonly known to us as TPLEX. From Manila via Kennon Road, it will just take you 3 to 4 hours if you have a private vehicle with you. It’s fast and easy. However, because of the congestion due to a lot of visitors coming in Baguio City during summer seasons, I suggest, you’d better go during weekends to enjoy the beauty of the city.
Majority of the tourists are visiting Baguio not only for its cold weather; as well as those famous attractions it always offer. But do you know that there are other places you can also check within the city such as the chasing waterfalls which is located at the boundary of Camp 1 and Camp 2 in Kennon Road? Yes friends, there is!
But if you’re already in the City of Pines and you would like to check this falls, you may visit it by riding a public van going to Dagupan which is located in Petron Gas Station – SSS Harrison. The fare costs is Php70/head. Just tell the van driver before you leave the terminal to drop you off in Bridal Veil Falls. However, you have to be there early and leave there early too because vans rarely accommodate going back to Baguio City or else, you have to go in Rosario for you to ride a bus or van going back to Baguio.
There are no hiking required for you to reach the falls. As a matter of fact, you can actually see it from the national road once you see a hanging bridge. There are no entrance fee neither and you may go there for swimming too. But I do not personally recommend it for swimming, particularly if you’ve got kids or even young adults with you.
The main reasons why I DO NOT recommend this for the guests to swim is because the swimming area is so small (see the open area at the back where I am standing? No one knows how deep it is when I asked some residents there). Another reason is that, there are no barangay officials or any one who can help you in case of emergency so swim at your own risk.
But if you want some challenge and for those adventurous ones, you may try visiting this place. Aside from seeing the mother nature’s beauty, the walk in the hanging bridge alone is such a challenge already. But if you want more, then go ahead and take a dip! 😁😁😁
HOW TO GET THERE:
With Private Vehicle:
Bridal Veil Falls is situated at the border of Camp 1 and Camp 2 in Kennon Road on the left side if you’re going to Baguio City)
From Baguio City:
Ride a public van going to Dagupan (from the City) which is located in Petron SSS Harrison. The fare costs Php70/head. Just tell the van driver before you leave the terminal to drop you off in Bridal Veil Falls.