The gigantic Lion’s Head along Kennon Road is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Baguio. Located at the outskirts of the city, it is also a popular stopover for quick photo souvenirs before entering Baguio’s downtown area.
Getting to Lion’s Head should be easy for people traveling in private cars. Unfortunately for commuters, like me, it was a bit harder to do. The buses running between Baguio and Manila did not pass though Kennon Road. Instead, buses used the Marcos Highway .
Lion’s Head situated along the famous winding curves of Kennon Road
Baguio City Proper to Lion’s Head
Since it was my last day, I checked out at Baden Powell Inn early and left my bag at the baggage deposit counter at SM City Baguio.
I then needed to look for the parking / loading area of jeepneys with a “Camp 6” route. I thought the area around Burnham Park would be a good place to start since it was where many jeepneys within Baguio and Benguet can be found.
A bunch of locals pointed me to a Jollibee branch nearby. I forgot the exact location of the jeepney stop now. All I can remember is that the “Camp 6” jeepneys should be found behind a Jollibee branch. I can’t say for sure, but I think the place was along T. Claudio Street corner Harrison Road.
It took around 30 minutes to wait for the jeepney to fill up and another 20 minutes to get to the Lion’s Head (P16.50 fare).
Baguio Lion’s Head
The Lion’s Head along Kennon Road City was a project of the Lions Club International – Baguio Chapter. It was finished in 1971 with the goal of developing an imposing landmark for Baguio.
The Lion’s Head monument was actually located in Tuba, Benguet.
Baguio Kennon Road
Aside from the Lion’s Head, the stopover was a great way to take photos of Kennon Road and its daunting curves winding along the mountainsides.
For travelers coming from Manila or the provinces in the central plains of Luzon it is the shortest route to Baguio.
Kennon Road and the Lion’s Head has always been famous landmark of Baguio. I thought it would be a shame to skip it.
Even though I wasn’t traveling on a private car, I was happy that I got to take souvenir photos at the Lion’s Head. It was a very touristy thing to do but the views of Kennon Road was also worth my short side trip.
I waited for a long time before chancing upon a jeepney headed back to Baguio City Proper. There was only one jeepney, which passed by the Lion’s head monument every 20 to 30 minutes.