Kaparkan Falls, Abra – A Short Story by George Anthony Lalin
Long before the Ifugaos built their rice terraces, unknown to mankind, Kabunian already created this piece of natural architecture. But He made sure this paradise was hidden, hidden from the prying eyes of men and their destructive instincts. So He decided to put it somewhere up in the North Cordilleras.
He placed big trees in it so the birds in the sky could not see. Gallant warriors as they were, He assigned the Tingguians of Abra to protect this masterpiece; mountain high terraces of clear blue waters cascading down towards the Tineg River, that is KAPARKAN FALLS!
A trek from Kaparkan Falls, Abra to the roads of Alimusgan, San Juan or Ba-i, Lagayan will take three (3) hours for them. This is actually a 10-kilometer unpaved and un-gravelled road that returns back to a muddy and slippery trail during the rainy season because of vegetation and disturbance of the road grade-line.
You can also ride aboard any conveyance until the Alimusgan Junction then trek that 10-kilometer trail for five (5) hours, one way. But it’s worth the effort anyway.
How to get to Kaparkan Falls, Abra
Abramazing Tours has regular weekend trips to the Falls during the rainy season. You will need to book your place on one of the Jeepneys.
Weekday trips can also be arranged.
The Jeepneys leave from the DPWH Compound in Zone 7.
There is plenty of parking space for those who arrive in vans.
If you arrive in Bangued by bus then take a tricycle to the DPWH Compound. Fare is P20 pax
To reserve a place on the Jeepney contact Dykath Molina on 092 777 258 56 or on Facebook
What to take to Kaparkan Falls
Here’s a short checklist of what you’ll need for the day.
Dry Bag, Cameras, Spare batteries, Waterproof clothing if you topload the jeepney, Food for lunch, 2L Water, Bag for your trash.
Don’t forget that whatever you take make sure to bring it back with you. Leave No Trace
George Anthony Lalin
Born and raised in Abra, George is very passionate about the Province. He is one of the founding members of the #Abramazing group.
When not engaged in promoting the Province of Abra to the outside world he can be found riding his trail bike on some dusty or muddy track.