Mt. Kitanglad Natural Park

Mt. Kitanglad Range Natural Park has a total land mass of 30,642 ha and an elevation of 2,938 m above sea level. Declared as a Natural Park in 1990, this forest park has a unique ecological characteristics, it has a wide diversity of flora and fauna, connected landscapes and a noted contribution to country’s economy and heritage. The mountain ranges covered most of the north-central portion of Bukidnon Plateau. Serves as a watershed for the province of Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental, the forest provides water for power generation, irrigation and domestic use of the community.

This vegetation plantation covered by lowland rainforest, mossy forest, grassland areas, brushlands and small portion of agricultural soil areas. It houses 58 species of mammals, including the 53 endemic species in the Philippines. There are gymnure, shrews, tree shrew, flying lemur, fruit bats, horseshoe bats, roundleaf bats, evening bats, mastiff bat, primates, squirrels, mice and rats, civets, pig, and deer. Also serve as a dwelling to numerous species of bird including the endangered endemic Philippine eagle, blue capped kingfisher, rufous-headed tailorbird, black-cinnamon fantail, cinnamon Ibon, apo myna, giant scops owl and the bukidnon woodcock.

The site has a well established trail to reach the apex of the mountain. Although the forest has a cold atmosphere, climbing the mountain is exhilarating due to numerous ascending trails that go as high up to 90°C and gorges.

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