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Address: El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico
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7:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Description: This lookout tower in El Yunque is sometimes incorporated into Santeria...
This lookout tower in El Yunque is sometimes incorporated into Santeria (an Afro-Caribbean religion) ceremonies.
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Well worth the hike

There is not a lot of parking at this trail and we arrived early. It was raining when we got there so I was glad that we had bought some cheap Colman ponchos. We wore shorts but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
jlkriegermeier
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Troy, Missouri
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Troy, Missouri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

There is not a lot of parking at this trail and we arrived early. It was raining when we got there so I was glad that we had bought some cheap Colman ponchos. We wore shorts but with it raining it was a little cool. I wore shorts and brought a light weight jacket that I wore under the rain... More 

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Carolina, Puerto Rico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

40 minutes to get to the Britton Tower. Expectacular view! From the Tower you can see the east cost of Puerto Rico Fajardo.

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The best view of all towers!! It's really worth the hike. You can see sooooo much from there. And the last path to arrive to the tower it's beautiful!

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
40 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

They said it would take 45, we did it in 20 and wasn't too bad. Great forest area, great view and a quick stop on your way to El Yunke Peak.

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Calgary, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We didn't know how hard this one would be but decided to give it a try. So glad we did as the views from the top were breathtaking. You have to stop and take some time to really enjoy the scenery. It's beautiful. The hike wasn't bad at all, we slowly realized all the trails we went on were geared... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The Mt. Britton lookout tower, on a small peak, is a great hike. 45 minutes up, less down. 3, 088 ft. high. It is a wonderful overlook of the El Yunque Rain Forest, on a clear day you can see forever! On a cloudy day, with a little wind, the clouds are swirling around you. Great experience, well worth the... More 

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Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

switch backs make it less steep but it still quite a climb. very good trail of cement with rocks,so it doesn't get too slippery. lovely gurgling streams,along the,way. great hike with nice views from the tower. when you reach the road near the top, go a little way and then turn right onto path marked "wildlife viewing" ( it doesn't... More 

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New York City, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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