Mount Talinis, also known as the Cuernos de Negros (Horns of Negros), is a volcano in Negros Oriental. At about 1,903 meters (6,243 ft.) above sea level, it is the second highest mountain on Negros after Mount Kanlaon. The volcano is located 20 kms from Dumaguete, the capital of the province.
Mount Talinis is a potentially active volcano forming part of the Negros Volcanic Belt. With a base diameter of 36 kilometers, the volcanic complex is composed of several volcanic cones and peaks, the most prominent of which are Talinis, Cuernos de Negros, Guinsayawan, Yagumyum Peak and Guintabon Dome.
Last month a team from Travel Authentic Philippines went on a day hike on the slopes of Mount Talinis. The hike took the whole day and can be included in the Valencia home stay program that we offer. The sometimes-steep trail leads through the forest to a sulfur vent. Along the way you pass several waterfalls and the views of Dumaguete and Siquijor Island are just stunning. There are many different species of ferns along the trail.
This hike is a great workout and can be done by everyone who is in reasonable good condition. There are a couple of waterfalls where you can take a dip and it is also possible to bathe in a river has a mixture of water and sulfur. This water has medicinal properties.
It is possible to make a day hike but you can also hike to the summit of the volcano. This will take 2 days. You will have to camp close the summit.
Please note that authorities might close the trail due to adverse weather conditions, either too wet or too hot.
Hiking Mount Talinis is a great adventure!