Mt. Yangbew located in La Trinidad, Benguet is the highest mountain in the municipality (with the main jumpoff point being at Sitio Binat, Barangay Tawang) having an elevation of 1648m. It has become a destination for local hiking enthusiasts and even for tourists coming from Baguio City, which is just half an hour away. It is also called “Mt. Jambo” because it was used for the National Scout Jamboree of the Boy Scouts of America during the American Era.
Aside from being known as Mt. Jambo, Mt. Yangbew also earned the name the “Little Pulag” of Benguet because some of its spots resemble to the famous Mt. Pulag: the “sea of clouds” that made Mt. Pulag very popular and can be occasionally seen at Mt. Yangbew (especially before sunrise); a vast, grassy summit; and glorious views of the sunrise and sunset.
The trail, which is considered to be at beginner level, starts with a paved concrete road and then continues on a dusty terrain until one reaches the top. At the summit of Mt. Yangbew, one gets to see 360-degree views of La Trinidad and Baguio City, other mountains of the Cordilleras, rolling grasslands, stone formations, rare trees and plants.
Aside from just hiking up the summit, one can also do biking and horseback riding at Mt. Yangbew. There are also huts at the top for resting and taking time to soak in the views.
Other nearby attractions from the mountain include the famous Strawberry Farms, but is a seasonal activity best done from November until May. And while at Barangay Tawang, another mountain called Mt. Kalugong, which is about one kilometer away from Mt. Yangbew, can also be hiked.