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Address: El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico
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Take the difficult 4-hour Trade Winds Trail all the way to El Toro Peak,...

Take the difficult 4-hour Trade Winds Trail all the way to El Toro Peak, which is the second-highest peak in Puerto Rico.

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Well Worth the hour and a half hike in the rain

At 41 years old, I hiked up the mountain to El Toro Peak. I don't exercise on a regular basis and was able to do this. I was sore for 2 days after but well worth it!! A word of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 5, 2016
Donna D

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

At 41 years old, I hiked up the mountain to El Toro Peak. I don't exercise on a regular basis and was able to do this. I was sore for 2 days after but well worth it!! A word of caution, there are no bathrooms anywhere. Prepare wisely.

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Thank Donna D
Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

We attempted El Toro trail. We started from route 186. There was a small sign saying that the trail was under repair. It was on the side so we decided to go ahead since the entrance wasn't blocked. It had rained a lot and the trail was extremely muddy and slippery. So many places we had to grab on to... More 

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Vars, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2016

what a bit tiresome for the kids, 7 and 8 but they loved it and could not stop talking about it the next day.

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West Babylon, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2016

El Toro Peak is the highest peak in El Yunque National Forest. You should pick up a map at the Information Center before entering the Park and attempting any Hiking, exploring or driving. You should also bring water and some energy snacks. There is a small parking lot at the base of El Toro which has a sign and map.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2015

This is a must see. It is the only national park that contains a rain forest. Even though it is hot and sticky on the hottest days, the short hike up into the towers is well worth the view. The rain forest plants and the coqui add a wonderful ambiance.

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Columbus, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2015

Amazing wildlife can be found there. Some of the beautiful wildlife are the Puerto Rican parrot, Broad winged hawk and the Puerto Rican Boa. Don't fret, if you don't see the parrots here you're bound to see it during your stay on the island.

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Nyack, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2015

Blessed by great views. Worth the effort and drive to get there . It's a lot cooler up there on El Toro and generally all over El Yunque is like a refuge from the heat of the the city. Spiritual, visual, peaceful. A great place to go!

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Annapolis, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2014

Visitor center was damaged, closed and all you can do now is drive up to the Tower and a little past that....park closes at 6pm, so if your at the top, make sure you allow time, cause they close a gate in the middle of the park.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2014

First, carry WATER!!!!! Second, carry snack bars or something to eat Third, wear the right shoes (Sneakers or boots) Fourth, Take rest in between the way up If you are not in good shape don't hike to the top. If you are afraid of heights, cliffs or edges this is not for you. The staff to the trail was really... More 

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1 Thank medihaaziz
Carolina, Puerto Rico
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

The female employees working at the parking lots and traffic are very rude and when you answer back at them they get even more hostile. They need to be trained in customer service(PRONTO). Also one of them didn't speak spanish at all, they should be bilingual. I am a local for the first time ever can you imagine how they... More 

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