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Big Tree Trail

Address: El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico
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Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: This short, memorable and popular walk is the best way to experience the rainforest.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It was a big group of us and we managed the trail quite nicely, most not being hiking types and the best part was the dip at La Mina falls! Worth the hike in nice weather.

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Austin
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127 reviews 127 reviews
51 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Paved the entire way - stairs, hills - up and down - will give you a good work out but the Water Fall at the end is well worth the hike.

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews 62 reviews
28 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

paved trail, moderate climbs, interesting fauna, great falls at the end. Take a few minutes to read the informational signage when climbing back up to the parking lot. Not only do you get a little break along the trail but it makes the return hike seem MUCH shorter. And you will learn about the ecology of this very interesting and... More

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Palmetto, Florida, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Luckily our tour bus was able to pick us up at big tree trail head, so we didn't need to walk back to bus. If you want both trails....go down la Mina and up big tree!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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313 reviews 313 reviews
136 attraction reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I talked to a lot of people who were concerned with hiking this trail on the way up and back. It is really short and worth the time to go and see the waterfall. Go swim in the pools below the waterfall but be careful if is slippery.

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Gambrills, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Even though this is very touisty, I was hoping that the trails would be more natural. The entire trail was concrete even very steep ramps, and there were even a few stairs scattered throughout the trail. Very narrow, some places only wide enough for a single person. Nicely kept and railings provided at steep banks and along certain portions of... More

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Ellicott City, Maryland, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

The path was quite treacherous. In many locations, there was a steep drop off and no rail. When people come from the opposite direction, ensure that you're in a safe place before proceeding (it's rather narrow). I'm not, by any means, overweight. But it took a long time to hike the trail. Regardless, the temperature was cool, and interesting informational... More

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Greenbush, Wisconsin
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72 reviews 72 reviews
29 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Very easy 90 minute hike on concrete walkway. Consider taking the Rivertrail back but then it will be necessary to hitchhike back to your car. It's more scenic but slightly steeper.

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Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
33 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This is the first trail you come to that leads to La Mina Falls. It's a well traveled trail so it's very open. It is a bit narrow here and there but nothing to bad. Always a good idea to carry a bottle of water each as the hike is a bit strenuous. Your always in the shady, humid jungle... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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71 reviews 71 reviews
3 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

We trekked along this trail yesterday. As others have mentioned, it's very narrow in many areas which is problematic only due to the number of people on the trail. We hiked it on a Wednesday afternoon but there were a lot of other people much to our surprise. It can be quite steep in some spots, and the higher we... More

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