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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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Orlando, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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 reviews 3 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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82 reviews 82 reviews
41 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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148 reviews 148 reviews
115 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 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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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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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Spring Hill, TN
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
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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