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Torre Britton

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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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Beautiful peak

We climbed the whole trail which took probably two hours each way, but it was a nice activity to do with friends and the view from the top was unbeatable. :)

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Prashant S

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We climbed the whole trail which took probably two hours each way, but it was a nice activity to do with friends and the view from the top was unbeatable. :)

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Bolivar, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the last stop in the rainforest and there is limited parking here, be prepared for a 45 minute hike if you are a regular hiker and 1.5-2 hours if your maybe not the best hiker , it isn't a long hike @ .8 miles but is very steep in spots and if it rains can be very slippery,... More 

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moscow, idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017

Make sure you are wearing decent walking shoes. Take a bottle of water and snacks. The shortest hike to this tower is toward the end of the Park. There is a parking area across from a trail map. It is quite steep, but well worth the phenomenal views.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

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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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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