Running Jaunts in Baguio, Philippines

It was my first time to be in Baguio last year!

Finally seeing this popular Baguio broom from its original place.

And my first impression was that if you love running, you will definitely fall inlove with Baguio! With its cool weather, and “rolling hills” terrain, you will never run out of a place to run. You can just pick up a place any where in Baguio and just run your heart out.

So here are some of the places where we had a quick run, or saw people running:

Burnham Park. It’s filled with runners, and Zumba grinders.

Mines View Park. Going to Mines View Park is uphill all the way. It can be a good turning point coming from any where in the town center of Baguio.

It got a perfect IG-worthy turning point. =)

There are a different roads you can take to get to and from Mines View Park. Be a little adventurous, and take the off-beat path because #bloggerpose.

Camp John Hay (CJH). If you want to feel a piece of USA without visa, Camp John Hay is our chance. You can see “PRIVATE PROPERTY UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” signs posted around this place. And, with the cool weather and pine trees, this must be USA.

Mga besh, andito na ako sa America!

Camp John Hay is a huge property; it has golf course, hotels, shops, restaurants inside it. You can run around its concreted roads or take the trails.

Yellow Trail. This is one of the marked maintained trails within the CJH. Depending on how far you want to run, I think the Yellow Trail can be that long. When we were there, we only take the 10KM route.

I will just let the pictures describe the Yellow Trail of Camp John Hay. I really wish each town in the Philippines can have at least 1 maintained public trail.

It’s definitely a #bloggerpose haven!

To complete the “imported USA” experience, end or start your run with a meal from a diner which you can find inside the CJH compound.

Merry (almost white) Christmas!

3 Responses to Running Jaunts in Baguio, Philippines

  1. Troy 19 November, 2018 at 8:08 pm #

    Hi, thank you for sharing this article.
    I have questions po: I am going to run the 21k of Baguio Marathon 2019 this January and do you think a t-shirt & compression shorts will do?

    The gunstart is at 3AM and I am wondering if this is a good idea for a Manileño runner like me 🙂


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