Quezon National Park

The Quezon National Forest Park is situated within the three towns of Quezon namely Atimonan, Padre Burgos and Pagbilao with 983 ha and 366 m above sea level. It is just 180 km southeast of Manila and covers the western end of the isthmus of Luzon. The “Old Zigzag Road” or “Tourism Highway” passes through the middle of the forest park. Big vehicles are not allowed to use this way because of its steep grades. In 1934 the forest was declared as a National Park. Some of the interesting features of the park are the intricate system of caves, gorges, luxuriant greens, springs as well as waterfalls. Here you can find diversity of animals such as wide varieties of butterflies, monkeys, deer, wild pigs, monitor lizards, snakes and nocturnal animals. The park considered as bird sanctuary, abode of wild species of growl foul resembling rooster known as Labuyo, parrots, tarictic, calaos, doves and pigeons.

The Park and Game Warden offers information and assistance to those wish to hike. The trek going to the peak of the park is trilling than exhilarating since the trail was well-defined and maintained. It takes two hours to reach the peak and observe the flourishing fauna and the interesting endemic creatures in the area. With a clear sky is a panoramic view of China Sea and Pacific Ocean.