The gigantic Lion’s Head along Kennon Road is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Baguio.
It’s located at the outskirts of the city and is a popular stopover for quick photo souvenirs before entering the city proper area.
Getting to Lion’s Head would be easy for people traveling in private cars. Unfortunately for commuters, like me, it was a bit harder to do since the buses running between Baguio and Manila does not pass though Kennon Road. The buses use the Marcos Highway instead.
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 Burnham Park would be a good place to start since it’s were many of Public transportation within Baguio and Benguet can be found.
A bunch of locals pointed me to a Jollibee branch nearby. I actually forgot the exact location of the jeepney stop now. All I can remember is that the “Camp 6″ jeepneys could be found behind a Jollibee branch. I can’t say for sure but I think the place was along T. Claudio Street cor Harrison Road.
It took around 30 minutes to wait for the jeepney to fill up and another 20 minutes going 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 Int. – Baguio Chapter. It was finished in 1971 with the goal of developing an imposing landmark for Baguio.
The Lion’s Head monument is actually located in Tuba, Benguet.
Baguio Kennon Road
Aside from the Lion’s Head, a stopover at this area was a great way to take photos of Kennon Road and its beautiful mountainside views.
Kennon Road is famous for 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 been such a 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 with the Lion’s Head. It’s a very touristy thing to do but the views of Kennon Road was also worth this short side trip.
I waited a long time for a jeepney headed back to Baguio City Proper. There was only one jeepney passed by the Lion’s head monument every 20 to 30 minutes.