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Big Tree Trail

Address: El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico
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Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: This short, memorable and popular walk is the best way to experience the rainforest.
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Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
Activities: Hiking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: This short, memorable and popular walk is the best way to experience the rainforest.
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Huntington, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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128 reviews 128 reviews
51 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
28 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
73 helpful votes 73 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
114 reviews 114 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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