Macahambus Cave


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Location: Near Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental. 15km south of the city, south of Lumbia domestic airport. (8°22'35.63"N, 124°36'35.72"E)
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Classification:  Karst cave.
Light: bring torch
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Address: Macahambus Cave, Macahambus Adventure Park, Sinkhole Ventures Inc., Tel: +63-, Fax: +63-,
Last update:$Date: 2013/04/25 23:03:43 $

History

 
04-JUN-1900Battle of Macahambus Hill.
28-DEC-2004Macahambus Adventure Park opened to the public.

Description

Macahambus Cave is a nice show cave with bats, a historic site and the location of climbing adventures. This place was the site of the Battle of Macahambus Hill in 1900. This was the first Filipino victory against the Americans who occupied the country at this time. The cave is developed with paths and easy to walk. The trail leads to an outlook from an cave opening down to the meandering Cagayan River.

The so-called Macahambus Gorge is obviously a doline, as there is no such thing as a circular gorge. The river cave collapsed and formed a steep circular hole. A staircase goes down 100 steps to the floor of the colline. The are no leads, but a cave river which emerges on one side of the doline and vanishes on the other side. The floor of the doline is covered by a lush tropical forest.

The Macahambus Forest Reserve covers an area of 175 hectares and is located in the barangays of Lumbia and Bayanga.


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