Cagua Volcano in Northern Sierra Madre Cagayan Hiking Destination, located in the Philippine province of Cagayan Valley Region of northern Luzon in the northernmost part of the Sierra Madre mountain range. Cagua Volcano is one of the active volcanoes in the Philippines and has erupted twice in recorded history. Its last eruption was in 1907.
The mountain is approximately 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) south of Gonzaga, Cagayan and 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) south of Port Irene in Santa Ana, Cagayan.
Cagua Volcano has a crater diameter of 1.5 kilometers and is classified as a stratovolcano. A stratovolcano or composite volcano is formed over hundreds or thousands of years through multiple eruptions.
How to get to Cagua Volcano in Northern Sierra Madre Cagayan Hiking Destination
There are 2 possible route going up to the mountain one is the common route to Brgy Magrafil and the other one is to Brgy. Sta Clara.
If you start from Brgy. Magrafil. 10 hours by bus from Manila to Tuguegarao, 2 hours by van from Tuguegarao to Gonzaga, and 30 minutes by multicab from Gongaza to Magrafil.
These six hot springs found before you reach the creater of Cagua Volcano are the Maasok near the crater; Magrafil in the northwest; Manaring, 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) north-northeast; San Jose, 10 km (6.2 mi) north-northeast; Kabillangan, 3 km (1.9 mi) northwest and Paminta, 2 km (1.2 mi) north-northwest.
Before start hiking just first contact and coordinate with the Local LGU of Gonzaga and get contacts. specifically with the army and police, if you going to the mountain especially if you are planning to camp overnight.