Bokong Falls

Sagada’s quaint Bokong Falls

Small Bokong Falls with its deep natural pool

Small Bokong Falls with its deep natural pool

Bokong Falls is one of Sagada’s known cascades. Located within a cultivated area bordered with rice terraces and stands of pine trees, its a small waterfall with two surges of water. What it lacks in height, which drops to just around 20 feet, it makes up for its deep natural pool good for swimming.

The water is less colder than Bomod-ok Falls but with a smaller basin. It’s quite accessible from the town, just about two kilometers of light trekking through the main road to Barangay Bangaan. Although nearer, there are no signages along the road that will indicate the small trail one has to take to reach this waterfall.

Not as impressive as the others in the area, like Bomod-ok Falls, this one can be a refreshing swim involving less effort in trekking.

GETTING THERE: It can be tricky to reach Bokong Falls as there are no signages along the road. From the town proper of Sagada, follow the road to Barangay Bangaan which is just near the Sagada Weaving Center. The small trail is located at the left, beside, as of this writing, a constructed house, just before a steep curve up. Once you hit the dirt path after passing a narrow steel railing, turn right at the first crossing. You’ll then reach a wooden shack that probably used to be a bar. Once you get past the structure, turn left. Just follow the trail down.

Two cascades of Bokong Falls

Two cascades of Bokong Falls

It's a small waterfall within cultivated land and just near the town proper of Sagada

It’s a small waterfall within cultivated land and just near the town proper of Sagada

Visitors find Bokong Falls an easier trek than the other waterfalls in the area

Visitors find Bokong Falls an easier trek than the other waterfalls in the area

Estan Cabigas is freelance photographer, blogger and writer based in Makati City, the Philippines. A true blue Cebuano, he makes stunning images and meaningful photo stories. His work has been published in local and international publications including National Geographic Magazine, Geo (Germany), Sunday Times Magazine (London) and other publications. He is also a peripatetic traveler and has traveled to all 81 Philippines provinces. I'm open for work, collaborations and inquiries, including hotel, restaurant and site features and reviews.

6 Comments

  1. @hunkytraveler
    November 3, 2014 @ 12:26

    Ganda naman! All waters must be tested… sarap maligo diyan!

  2. rain
    July 29, 2015 @ 17:06

    So beautiful!! DO we need a guide to go there?

  3. estan
    August 6, 2015 @ 12:07

    Rain,

    For Bokong, no need for guides. It’s easy to trek but trail head can be confusing.

  4. beautiful reward going to Bomod-ok Falls – Sherry Mae Blog
    February 9, 2016 @ 17:22

    […] The thought of going back to Bomod-ok presented itself when me and a friend decided to hie off to Sagada. While I’ve visited this beautiful municipality four times already, my friend was a first time visitor. Bomod-ok Falls in Barangay Fidelisan is probably Sagada’s most popular waterfall. It also means big as there’s also the smaller one, Bokong Falls. […]

  5. Leiri
    April 30, 2016 @ 15:42

    is that far from bomod-ok falls?

  6. estan
    May 7, 2016 @ 8:22

    yes. this is closer to the town but the same road leading to Bomod-ok Falls

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