Mount Halcon is a mountain located in the island of Mindoro in the Philippines. Its height of 2,586 m (8,482 ft) makes it the 18th highest peak in the Philippines. Its slopes have earned it the title to be the most difficult mountain to climb in the country. Mt. Halcon is home to the indigenous Alangan Mangyans. It thick vegetation is also home to exotic flora and fauna, including the critically endangered Mindoro Bleeding-heart which is endemic in the area, and the stick insect Conlephasma enigma, which was first described in 2012. Mount Halcon is the fourth highest mountain in the Philippines. It is found in the municipality of Baco in the province of Oriental Mindoro, the eastern half of Mindoro Island which is part of the region known as Mimaropa. Running from north to south, the mountain creates a natural boundary between the province and Occidental Mindoro. With a height of 2,586 meters above sea level, it experiences frequent rains and occasional flash floods. Because of this hazard, it is generally considered by mountaineers to be the most difficult mountain to climb in the Philippines.