“Matigol Falls is a 500 meter multi-tiered waterfall veiling the steep ravine of Sitio Matigol, Brgy. Datu Ladayon, Arakan Valley, North Cotabato. It is most accessible in Sitio Inamong, Datu Ladayon.”
How to get there?
From Davao City, take a bus bound for CDO. Alight at Kampo Uno in Arakan. It’s few minutes away from Marahan. Travel time from Davao City takes approximately two (2) hours. Fare is P85 (via Non-AC, Rural Transit Bus).
Take habal-habal ride to Sitio Inamong, Datu Ladayon. Habal-habal fare is fixed at P50.
As you arrive in Sitio Inamong, take a 20-minute trek to the MALMOC (jump-off point to Matigol Falls). Pay for a registration fee of P25.
Guides are provided upon registration. We were a group of 10 people. We paid P50 each for the guide and we were provided with two (2). Our hike was a self-contained hike. However, we shared to provide food for our guides. Be sure to do the same.
Matigol Falls is a day’s worth of trek. I bet it’s easier to be trekked if it didn’t rain the day before we hiked. The lands could get too slippery. We trekked the wet and muddy lands of Arakan Valley for approximately two (2) hours and hailed from the bottom of the waterfalls to its peak for an hour.
If you’re planning to experience the waterfalls, be equipped with rain essentials. Rainfalls are expected every afternoon and on-wards at these times of the year as of writing. Also, there is no drinking water source from and to the falls. Make sure to bring enough drinking water with you. Moreover, expect that the sun could get as high up and its heat could be excruciating. Know that the whole dry lands to the falls is an open trail.