Lake Tikub is a maar or a low-profile volcano created by phreatomagmatic eruption or the interaction between groundwater and magma underneath the Earth's surface. Like the seven lakes in the city of San Pablo, Laguna, which is about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) away, the lake is one of the monogenetic volcanoes located in the Southwestern Luzon Volcanic field.
Coming from Manila, take the Pan-Philippine Highway South heading to Lucena City. In Tiaong, Quezon, upon reaching the Total Gas station to your left, turn right on the road across from it. When you reach the steel bridge, slow down and turn right on the first small road, across the barangay hall. Drive straight on the rough road until you reach a clearing going uphill to your left. Walk uphill until you reach the lake.