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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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Descent to the falls

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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199 reviews 199 reviews
174 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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
148 helpful votes 148 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
23 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
51 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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