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An extension of Big Tree Trail, this rainforest trek passes by a waterfall and gold mine.
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El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

My friends and I chose this trail to go to la Mina falls. It was beautiful. The signs on them way were helpful and taught us a lot about the nature around us.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank MullerMaPhillip
Reviewed March 30, 2018

We likes standing and watching the waterfall but it looked quite dangerous to actually go into the waterfall area. Greta to look at.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank PDKJ
Reviewed January 3, 2018

Hike one of the many trails and see waterfalls and towers built long ago. Fun for couples and for family too. No cost to spend the day exploring!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Masonsvacation
Reviewed September 19, 2017

We hiked to the waterfall in the afternoon after hiking up to the peak and back down. I would recommend hiking to the waterfall first thing in order to avoid the crowds. By the time we made it to the waterfall there were a ton...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Lauren S
Reviewed September 8, 2017

Had a chance to get in the falls and relax. The water was perfect. Of course we where hot from the hike and the water cooled us down. Certain areas of the falls can be deep so tread carefully. Other areas had rocks underneath the...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank 774terrancej
Reviewed September 5, 2017

It's a long water fall, and you cannot see the top (because of the trees). Many people climbed the rocks to get near the fall. You have to be very careful to do so as rocks may be slippery.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank jlam29
Reviewed August 19, 2017

The trail to get to the falls was a long one but very do able! the trail was very well made and easy to walk. Worth the time getting there!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank AshleyE1381
Reviewed July 20, 2017

While visiting El Yunque you must experience this trail! Take a dip in the waterfall and the ponds. Wear running clothes that dry easy - there is no where to change and wearing bathing suit under clothes is difficult to maneuver on the rocks. Only...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank ACautiousAdventurer
Reviewed July 14, 2017 via mobile

Great hike so long as you are in ok physical condition. Although you can bathe in the water surrounding the waterfall, the waterfall itself can be dangerous, so approach with caution. In my opinion, young children (under 12ish) should not swim to it and even...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank 192adelad
Reviewed June 16, 2017

The Mina Trail is fully cleared and paved, making it a nice hike for the inexperienced or those who don't want anything technically challenging. The paving stones, however, can get very slippery, especially in the rain, so be prepared and wear reasonable hiking shoes. It's...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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