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Address: El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico
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This short, memorable and popular walk is the best way to experience the...

This short, memorable and popular walk is the best way to experience the rainforest.

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Beautiful trail, but not for the very elderly.

It was an amazing experience taking this trail to the waterfalls. Most of it is paved with steps. My father managed it properly but my mother turned back after 10 mins. (Note: The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Asheath
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Morris County, New Jersey

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Morris County, New Jersey
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19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was an amazing experience taking this trail to the waterfalls. Most of it is paved with steps. My father managed it properly but my mother turned back after 10 mins. (Note: The parking was almost full and we had to wait for cars to leave to get a spot - so allow some time to get a parking spot).... More 

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Thank Asheath
Brooklyn, New York
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67 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, it was a nice hike. Wear good walking shoes and try to go when its not rainy & early hours before the crowds appear on the narrow path. The falls at the end is nice but aside from getting a good workout, we did not think the trail was very scenic.

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Thank EMK260
Boston, Massachusetts
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114 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Big Tree trail is one of the two paths you can hike down to the La Mina falls; they connect at the falls, so you can theoretically do a point-to-point hike across both paths. You can access both hikes from the main road winding through El Yunque. Big Tree trail has a small parking lot, but both times I... More 

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Thank Amy B
Beaufort, Australia
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159 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yeah that was fantastic, we walk for hours from one track to another's it was great then we reached to the top of the mountain that was merveillous , the bird, the trees, flowers, plenty water fall, pool from the river the rocks every where just bring water and few museli bars and if you wish to get cool and... More 

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Thank Gheefrenchie
Dallas, Texas
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

I went with my family including a 2 year old (in a back pack). The trail is not too easy but not too challenging either. It had me panting and got over just before I hit my limit. The waterfall at the end of the trail is awesome. If you get in the water though - be prepared for rocks.... More 

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1 Thank SN5_12
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35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful hike to an amazing waterfall. Trails are so nice - all concreted. About 40 minutes down and another 40 back up. Great invigorating swim in the falls!!!!

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Thank Girlinbush
Cary, North Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

Fun hike. Waterfall at the end you can swim in. Go early. The closer you get to noon the bigger the crowd. If you want to swim though there is no place to change clothes.

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2 Thank Amanda S
Islamorada, Florida
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Just stunning, it was so much fun, got amazing pictures, found so much wildlife and beautiful plants. Butterflies were every where. Look for snails, lizards, vines, fungi, and all sorts of cool plant life.

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2 Thank Jackie555444
Atlanta, Georgia
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110 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This trail leads to the La Mina falls. The trail can be easily walked by active people but it has some steeper sections. The trail is on a concrete track or stepping stones, so good walking shoes are sufficient. At the end are the La Mina falls where you can take a refreshing dip in the natural pool. The trail... More 

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1 Thank MarcATL
Philadelphia
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77 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

this trail starts at the lower lot to access La Mina falls. the trail is about a 45min walk down a winding, up and down, paved trail. It gets very hot, steamy in the rainforest...just remember there's a cool pool at the end!!! Enjoy.

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