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Address: El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
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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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Easier of two trails with waterfall

Of the two trails, this one is definitely easier. Still would rate as moderately difficult as it has multiple steep sections along the way although is paved the whole way. Best... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Lisa C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Of the two trails, this one is definitely easier. Still would rate as moderately difficult as it has multiple steep sections along the way although is paved the whole way. Best for hikers who can easily complete a hilly 30-minute hike one way. Excellent views along the way.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Very nice trail but be very cautious with children it's slippery.The trail is about a mile long and will take you about 25 minutes to reach the best part where there is a waterfall.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

We're a mid 30s couple in probably the worst shape of our lives and we got to the falls in less than 30 minutes without issue and without needing snacks. It's definitely doable and not overly difficult. The falls are great but busy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

A wonderful nature experience - a must do if you are in PR, just consider a few tips.... - do NOT book a tour! - take a car and be there EARLY MORNINGS (there is no fee!) - after 11 am packed tourist tours ruin the whole experience - approach from the north, there is no way from the south... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

Lots of tourists and i wish to catch a quiet day when i can feel more organic in this place. Never the less, it's a very unique place with scenic views all away to the ocean coast of Lucillo and Fajardo.

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

Big Tree is one of the paved trails that runs through El Yunque National Forest. There is adequate parking near the entrance to the trail. Once you get started, you feel like you are in another world. The scenery is beautiful and it is very serene. It is pretty quiet except for the occasional hikers who come equipped with a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Do this!! The scenery is beautiful - the hike is amazing and Then reward yourself with a refreshing swim in the pool of the waterfall.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

It's a good 30 minute hike to an impressive waterfall. Trail is in good shape and paved all the way. Lots of ups and downs and probably not manageable for anyone who uses assistance while walking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

We hiked this trail while wearing our two young children on our backs. We chose this trail since it isn't as popular as La Mina trail and it still takes you to the falls. I would say the trail is in between beginner and intermediate. The big waterfall was overwhelming for our young ones but we did stop at a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2016

Beautiful paved trail. Almost 2 miles total of some very steep up and down trails. No bathrooms along the way. Informative plaques about the rainforest were posted along the trail. A very popular trail with a lot of people hiking the trail. Be sure to wear good hiking shoes!

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