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Address: El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Hiking
Description: 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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Rainforest fun

It's a very long, but beautiful hike. There's a lot of people that seem to visit there however, so the thin paths were sometimes overcrowded. My husband and I enjoyed it even with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
Amanda B
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

It's a very long, but beautiful hike. There's a lot of people that seem to visit there however, so the thin paths were sometimes overcrowded. My husband and I enjoyed it even with us being so out of shape.

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Little Falls, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

we took la mina which connected with this ,the trees were almost magical. i can see why ancient people would think gods live in trees you could almost make out faces in the enormous stumps. it was beautiful

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New York City, New York
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221 reviews 221 reviews
193 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

One of the two trails leading down to la mina falls, big tree trail starts further north than la mina trail does, but gives you a slightly different perspective of the forest. It is a bit more steep at times than la mina trail and you will not be walking alongside a river. You will however be among much larger,... More 

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Morris, Illinois
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176 reviews 176 reviews
37 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Big Tree Trail is one of the most popular trails in El Yunque. Tour buses and school children in large groups of 10 or 20 people walk this trail and they are talking, yelling, and of course the dreaded cell phones. Because of this you will see zero wildlife we did not see even one bird what a shame. You... More 

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Richboro, Pennsylvania
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104 reviews 104 reviews
24 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The green trail is just awful, this one is slightly better, but is not fun at all. This trail just sucks like so much like ya.

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Lithia, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

We hiked this on a Sunday. It was very crowded. We got behind a group of 20 that was lead by 3 children. They were SLOW!!!! It's a narrow path, we finally passed them, they we enjoyed the hike immensely. The waterfall was fun and our kids loved swimming in the cold water. The hike back was quick and Uneventful!

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The climb up this trail is a great way to end. The silence, sounds and movement in this part of the forest is spectacular and peaceful. Go early on a weekday morning to avoid the noise of teenagers unaware of the quiet that is needed in this experience.

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Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Easy hike through beautiful rainforest on a well maintained trail. This trail leads to the falls and where you can swim as well as take an alternate trail back.

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Charleston, SC
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80 reviews 80 reviews
34 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This portion of the trail into the falls is very steep, regardless of which way you are going....but worth the hike!!

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Huntington, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

It's everything you read about a rainforest. Small trails throughout. A great guide is key. Bring hiking shoes and bathing suit - can be slippery. Early in morning better to avoid crowds. Read as you walk throughout the trails. But the prize is swimming in the waterfall -the fountain of youth.

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