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Torre Britton

El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico
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Type: Lookouts
Description: This lookout tower in El Yunque is sometimes incorporated into Santeria (an Afro-Caribbean religion) ceremonies.
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Cleveland, Ohio
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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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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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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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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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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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Spring Hill, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

We hiked along a concrete trail through the rainforest. The vegetation is beautiful along with some great views! However, sometimes the area is foggy so the views are not as good, but area is still great to visit. You may see some unique flowers, like wild orchids. We also saw a bioluminescent slug at the top of the tower! This... More

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Conroe, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

If you want the best view of El Yunque (rain forest), you must visit Mt. Britton. It is a short hike and is well worth it.

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Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Drive all the way to the end of HWY 191, then walk the road up to the Britton Tower. It's a heck of an uphill hike, but the view from the top is amazing! Well worth the expended calories. Go early to get photos without mid-day haze.

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Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

It is worth the hike. Once up the tower, the fog is floating around and it feels like you are in the clouds

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

We hiked all the way to the top of this peak from the Palo Colorado Center. We started on the El Yunque trail, headed on the Mt. Britton Spur towards the Mt. Britton tower. The trail is not paved or maintained, which made it quite challenging in the rain. You can see the Sierra Palm and the dwarf trees on... More

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