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Address: El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico
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This lookout tower in El Yunque is sometimes incorporated into Santeria (an...

This lookout tower in El Yunque is sometimes incorporated into Santeria (an Afro-Caribbean religion) ceremonies.

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Amazing Views when not cloudy

In November 2016 I hiked the trails to Torre Britton again after 20 years. This time it rained the entire way, was windy, and chilly at the top. And, I'd do it all over again. In... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In November 2016 I hiked the trails to Torre Britton again after 20 years. This time it rained the entire way, was windy, and chilly at the top. And, I'd do it all over again. In fact, I'm planning to take my 5 year old and my 13 year old next summer. They trail is suitable for anyone physically capable,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

See the attached photo to see the landscape you'll see from the tower. It's a very easy hike from where we parked about a half mile up 191. You're in a rain forest to hike, why not hike here, too?

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

As many tourists are in El Yunque, we initially skipped the earlier trails and went to the Mount Britton trail near the end of the road as few people had made it there. We had plenty of parking and few personnel to deal with on the route. The hike up is not especially long to reach the service road (~1... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

It is best to arrive early in the morning. Finding parking can be a challenge if you arrive any later. My party carried light snacks such as mixed nuts, fig bars, granola bars and plenty of water. There is one trash can at the summit but be prepared to carry your own trash back in the event that you find... More 

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Ellicott City, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

It is quite a hike, especially if you just finished La Mina Falls. But the views are definitely worth it. The clouds move by quickly giving us a good view of the southern shore. Take water with you.

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Provo, Utah, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016

trail was paved almost all the way it is a climb but only one way a little over a mile and a half round trip. almost followed the road to far need to double back on smaller trail at wildlife viewing area sign. awesome views from tower and trail is nice also. it was hot and humid so take water

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016

Surrounded in clouds, not fog, your at cloud level. The top of Mt Britton gives you a panoramic view of the Atlantic and Caribbean Sea. Climb the tower at the end of the trail for the views.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

This hike was strenuous at times for me but I'll admit I'm not in tiptop shape. Totally doable though and the views from the tower are gorgeous! Going down the trail is a breeze lol Bring your water and wear good shoes and you'll enjoy your hike.

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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

Lots of snails and the sounds of coquis on the way up this trail to the tower at the top of the mountain. The trail is paved but still a little steep and slippery in some places but we did it with a 9 and 6 year old with no worries. You can climb the tower but the staircase inside... More 

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Lander, Wyoming, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2016

Great hike of about a mile. It is an incline the entire mile. Most of the hike is at a reasonable incline, but the last few hundred yards is fairly steep. The path is paved and easy to navigate. The observation tower at the top is really neat and the view is breath taking!

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