The Quezon National Park is a 983 hectare forest reservation by virtue of Proclamation No. 594 on August 5, 1940 and NIPAS ACT R.A. 7586 on June 1, 1992. Hundreds of flora & fauna species have been discovered here. This was where the Filipinos declared revolution against the Japanese on World War II, on Mount Mirador, village of Pinagbanderahan. It is traversed by the zigzag road w/c is part of the National Highway between Pagbilao & Atimonan. It is passable to any type of light vehicles. Trucks & buses are discouraged from using this route. This route has been in existence before the war & was used by the Japanese invaders to move their war material after they set down at Lamon Bay in Atimonan. Click Palsabangon Bridge at the bottom of this page to see related story.
The easiest way to get to Quezon National Park and to enjoy the view and smell the fresh natural scent of the fresh mountain air is on a racer or mountain bike just as the members of Pagbilao Bikers Club regularly do. But of course,you can just be boring & use your polluting, gas-guzzling vehicle. From Pagbilao, just follow the National Highway going to Atimonan. Just pass though on several Y-junctions along the way w/c may confuse you.The first Y-junction, a few hundred meters after KM 146 & just infront of Binahaan Elementary School, is the access road to Mirant Pagbilao Coal-fired Power Plant (an Independent Power Producer). It is set by an impressive modern directional sign which looks out of place in a rural setting. Going to the right will take you to the the power plant, so take the left.
The next junction is the one going to Padre Burgos just infront of the Quezon National Agricultural School. It is set by a politically- initiated welcome arch. Going thru the arch on the right will take you to Padre Burgos, so take the left once more. Now, the school’s fence will be along the highway’s left side. Use that fence as your guide. Once you reach the end of the fence you will see Amao I Bridge (Amao One). This time, turn right on the Y-junction instantly after this bridge. Going left will take you thru the Diversion route which will also bring you to Atimonan but without seeing the Forest Park. After a few hundred meters, before reaching Amao II Bridge (Amao Two), find the Rest Area to your left. The area is labeled Environmental Rest Area Park (ERAP). But with the country’s changing political climate, that name may not stick, so be familiar that this place is within Sitio Amao in Brgy. Silangang Malicboy, Pagbilao.
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