I still feel nervous when I hopped back on Wazit’s motorbike after that motorbike accident to Suku Temple but I really have no choice but to go with him. I did notice he’s more cautious now as I told him to be very careful after showing my nasty wounds to him. We were on our way to Jumog Waterfalls which is just 1.5km in the vicinity. I really wanted to squeeze this in despite the short afternoon we have here. I think I needed something like this to refresh my senses after all that happened.
The Hill Stair Trail
The waterfall was named after the hill where it is found, the Jumog Hills. There was a time people could only see the falls from afar because of the steep drop to the base of the falls. Eventually development caught up and a cemented path was made leading to the falls.
There’s a cheap IDR 3,000 entrance fee for the falls that leads to the steep trail going down the falls. I was in a hurry to reach the falls and wasn’t thinking how fast I would go up here. after about 10-15 minutes I already caught sight of the falls.
Calming Air at Jumog Waterfalls
Even if the trail to the falls was developed I like how the surrounding still feels unspoiled and quiet. It’s a good idea to use a wooden bridge to cross the stream of the waterfalls instead of a cemented one. There were only a few people in the area, perhaps because it’s a weekday. I heard this place can get packed over the weekend.
The Jumog Waterfalls is 25 meters high and is split in the middle because of the rock protrusion on the hill. It looks a lot better than I expected. It has a quiet calming beauty, with little cascades on the side. It’s pour moderate enough that it’s okay to approach the falls on the side.
I think I enjoyed the atmosphere too much that I spent a lot more time than I needed. Soon I found Wazit looking for me and telling me that we should go.
Ferdz Decena is an award-winning travel photographer, writer and blogger. His works has found print in publications such as Singapore Airlines’s Silver Kris, Philippine Airlines’ Mabuhay, Cebu Pacific’s Smile and Seair InFlight. He has also lent his expertise to various organizations like the Oceana Philippines, Lopez Group Foundation, Save the Children and World Vision, contributing quality images for their marketing materials.