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Torre Britton

Address: El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico
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Type: Lookouts, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This lookout tower in El Yunque is sometimes incorporated into Santeria (an Afro-Caribbean...
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Type: Lookouts, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: This lookout tower in El Yunque is sometimes incorporated into Santeria (an Afro-Caribbean religion) ceremonies.
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New York City, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Straight up the mountain for about a mile. Trail was in good shape and not many hikers. The Tower provides a terrific view of a huge part of the Island. The vegetation and wildlife were not much but a gooday hike anyway.

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Grande Prairie
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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This tower is similar to the other one in the park. It takes a bit of a climb to get there but didn't take us too long. We climbed to the top of the tower and snapped a few pictures of the view. It's a similar view to the other tower as well, just higher up.

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Plainsboro, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Mt Britton Trail - parking available in designated area. This trail will lead you to the Mt Britton Observatory tower. The trail is medium to high difficultly level. It will take 30 mins up to the tower and the whole trail is uphill. Coming down will take around 20-25 mins. Though it is a strenuous hike, the view from the... More 

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NC
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4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Well worth the hike up. We didn't realize the Mt. Britton Trail was rated as challenging until we were already down, but it really wasn't bad. My husband and I are not hikers, and we carried our 27 lb 18 month old son up and down the trail. It wasn't easy, but it was definitely doable. We originally had wanted... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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34 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

It was a nice trail with waterfalls and there was a great view from the top of the tower. It was beautiful and worth the hike!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

One thing about the hikes in El Yunque are that they are very well maintained and cemented throughout. Also most hikes are classified as 'Challenging' but I believe they have a different system of ranking as compared to the National Park System. What they say 'Challenging' is in fact 'Moderately difficult' when compared to rating for National Park System. The... More 

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Kansas
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85 reviews 85 reviews
41 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

This is a heck of a hike as it is mostly up hill. Beautiful scenery in the rainforest to get to this tower make it a good hike. We could not see much as there were clouds all around us but that was kind of cool as well.

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Portland, Oregon
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136 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

We had bad luck with the view - the people leaving as we arrived told us it was great but unfortunately the clouds had just blown over. We waited for 15 minutes or so, but no luck. However, the hike up through the forest was still pretty and we enjoyed it. The tower has an interesting look with orange moss... More 

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Los Angeles
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

Sitting in the car just after the walk back down. Hike up isn't crazy but not easy either. I couldn't imagine a better viewing point though. One of those you really just can't capture on film and instead let it sink into your minds eye for later recall. Go!

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New Jersey
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27 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

It's one of the most cozy trails. Once you park your car, start going up. The trail is pretty easy. They have a path with cement which makes it easier to climb. Once you finish with the path, you'll get to an open area with a fork. If you go to the right, you'll go to Torre Britton. Once you... More 

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