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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
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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Great way to experience the rainforest!

This is a fairly easy hike (a paved trail) which takes you about a mile into the forest to La Mina Falls. That said, it is still a hike with quite a drop in altitude, so it is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This is a fairly easy hike (a paved trail) which takes you about a mile into the forest to La Mina Falls. That said, it is still a hike with quite a drop in altitude, so it is a workout! I also reccomend really good sneakers, water shoes with a great tread, or hiking shoes as even paved, when it... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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Address: Address: El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico
Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  El Yunque National Forest
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm

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