Hidden Falls - Laguna

Located in Barangay San Salvador, Luisiana in the province of Laguna, Hidden Falls is one of the three waterfalls that you can visit in what I dub the Tri-Falls Adventure.

Hidden Falls

Hidden Falls details

Hidden Falls obviously got its name from the fact that it is naturally concealed from view unlike the nearby Talay Falls and the majestic Hulugan Falls. However, in reality, Hidden Falls is actually an upper tier of Talay Falls and is located just "behind" it. 

Hidden Falls - Luisiana, Laguna

Going up by a rope to Hidden Falls

Hidden Falls
One more "obstacle course" to reach the top

Finally - Hidden Falls 

Hidden Falls stands around 70-80 feet tall and can be accessed by ascending a 20 -30 foot high cliff beside Talay Falls. Worry not, there's a guide rope which you would also be used to rappel back. Once you're on top of the cliff, you would be greeted with an awesome view of Hidden Falls

"Face the Wall" trail

Careful, you wouldn't want to be the first one to fall there

Almost there!

For the more adventurous visitors, they can actually go nearer the falls. However, to do that, they need to navigate what's known as the "Face the Wall" trail. The good news, as of 2021, nobody has been reported to have fallen off from this trail yet. So, when passing through this trail, take extra care unless you want your name to be part of the history of Hidden Falls.

Our photos at Hidden Falls









After "surviving" the "Face the Wall" trail, you need to hike a few more meters to reach the upper portion of Hidden Falls. From there, you have a choice to go down the boulder that's strategically located halfway up the falls. This is the perfect place to do that meditation/planking photograph. 

River crossing to Hulugan Falls

Pandan Forest

The Backpack Adventures - crossing some shallow rivers

I got to visit Hidden Falls one rainy weekend in February. We were lucky to have visited it after heavy rain as the water flow was stronger which also added beauty to the already beautiful falls. Overall, Hidden Falls was our 2nd stop during our Tri-Falls Adventure. 

Hidden Falls Rates:

Visitors need to pay a registration fee of 40 pesos per person and a guide fee of 500 pesos for 10 people. If you plan to camp or stay overnight, you need to pay a camping fee of 50 pesos

Hidden Falls Opening Hours:

Hidden Falls can be visited any time of the day. As a matter of fact, there is a designated area where visitors can set camp for overnight trips. 

Why visit Hidden Falls?

The Backpack Adventures visits Hidden Falls

Hidden Falls is a perfect destination if you're looking for adventures. This waterfall also serves as a perfect backdrop for your Instagram-worthy photos. 

Getting to Hidden Falls:

 

Commute:

  1. From Taft or Cubao, ride a bus going to Sta. Cruz, Laguna. The fare is around 150 -200 pesos.
  2. Once you reach Sta. Cruz terminal, hop on a jeepney bound to Lucban or Lucena. Tell the driver to drop you off Barangay San Salvador. The fare is around 30-50 pesos.
  3. From the Barangay San Salvador arch, you can walk toward the registration area where you will pay the registration fee and attend a 10-15 minute orientation before being partnered with a local guide. 
  4. You will then ride a tricycle (max 3 passengers) to the drop-off point. Fare is 20 pesos per person. 
Hidden Falls orientation = required

Hidden Falls Registration Area

Parking area for those visiting Hidden Falls

Tricycles which brings visitors from the parking area to the jump-off point

By Car:

  1. From Manila, the fastest route is via SLEX to Calamba. The toll fee varies depending on where you entered. 
  2. Continue on the Manila South Road also called the National Highway which passes through the towns of Los Banos, Victoria, Pila, Santa Cruz, and Pagsanjan.
  3. Turn right to Cavinti-Luisiana Road after driving through Pagsanjan-Cavinti Road.
  4. Turn right when you see the San Salvador Arch and proceed to the registration area for the required 10-15 minute orientation.
  5. After the orientation, you will be ushered to the available parking area several blocks away. You need to pay a 40 pesos parking fee here. They also offer shower areas for post-trek freshening up. This costs 20 pesos.
  6. From there, you are required to ride a tricycle to the jump-off point. The fare is 20 pesos per person. 

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