Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails in Ei Yunque National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

We hiked this trail 2 weeks ago (April 27, 2018) to the top of El Toro peak but did not continue the Tradewinds trail due to weather at the peak (the El Toro peak is about 2.3 miles along and Fitbit tracked at 172 floors elevation climb). The trail started off dry in the lower treeline, then turned muddy about 1/2 way up the trail. Still fairly easy to navigate with the rocks, branches and the sides of the trail. A good vigorous workout, especially the last 1000 feet which was a steep stone staircase climb to the summit. We encountered rain and high winds at the peak so we did not get to see the view ... but the cloud layers in the high winds that day were whipping the clouds spectacularly over the peak like in an airplane! It's evident the canopy and tree damage from the hurricane Irma, and we were told the Tradewinds Trail had not yet been cleared for hiking as of May 2018. The El Toro trail had been cleared in the past few months, but only to the peak. Wear good hiking shoes, prepare for mud and make sure you have enough water to keep hydrated.

hiking
26 days ago

Short and sweet. Waterhole at the end.

walking
1 month ago

Short but pretty. Lots of small animals (lizards, birds, snails). The second half was closed due to floods washing out the bridge and swimming was not recommended because of flash flooding.

hiking
6 months ago

My husband and I loved hiking this trail on our trip to Puerto Rico. It was beautiful! The foliage and sounds of running water made it a breathtaking experience.

hiking
8 months ago

Moderate hike in with beautiful rainforest views. La Mina Falls was beautiful but very crowded.

hiking
11 months ago

Start with this trail and continue to mina and yunque trail

hiking
11 months ago

Tough trail. I would rate this as a difficult trail rather than moderate. Wear good waterproof hiking boots! You will cross wide streams and walk through lots of deep squishy mud and slippery rocks/roots. Trail is well marked and end of trail is rewarding with river pools to swim in. Bring swimwear and lots of water to stay hydrated! Trail head says it's 1.8mi/1.5hr. Took us about 3.5hr to hike out and back.

hiking
11 months ago

I did this hike May 13th. I live in Florida so these are the closest mountains for me to get to easily. We went on a long weekend and I love hiking so any chance to get some elevation for hiking (Florida is flat) and I'm game. It's not Hawai'i or Colorado, but La Mina Falls hike was very cool.
I was disappointed with the lack of information about Hiking in PR. The drive up was fine. The road was well maintained, but there were a few narrow spots so beware or go on on if the many guided tours.
The friend I traveled with had never hiked so we tried to take well worn trails.
The hike to La Mina Falls was mostly paved with a 2ft wide path. It was fairly easy in hiking shoes and well maintained.
When we got to the falls my friend went swimming, as were a lot of locals. It seems to be a popular swimming spot. Note to self, wear a swim suit under my hiking shorts next time lol. The water was cold and the rocks surrounding the Falls were not too slippery.
After swimming/wadding, we noticed several people easily hiking off trail below us, actually they were barefoot so we decided to check out the other smaller falls downhill.
I love going off the beaten path, so this was fun and not too difficult to boulder. It took us away from the 30 or so people who were swimming in La Mina by noon.
Overall, for hiking this was fun and relatively close. Plus, you don't need a passport for Puerto Rico!
I would definitely include hiking if I was going to PR.
We wish we had time to climb MT Britton, but by noon it was raining at higher altitude and I decided not to go into uncharted territory in the rain with a novice hiker.
There is always next time!

hiking
11 months ago

Amazing!

hiking
11 months ago

I hiked this trail on 21 May 2017. the route is easy to follow but due to low cloud the views were limited. the church at the top is nice and offers shelter from wind and rain. on the wsy down i part hiked down the road and on the mount britton trail. enjoyable asnd not too strenuous.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

A must see.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The falls were nice but too crowded so we just hiked up river.

hiking
Friday, March 03, 2017

Trail is not as hard as this rates it! Very nice path too. Mostly small rocks and gravel. Views are amazing if you get up the before noon

Monday, January 02, 2017

Great!

hiking
Sunday, December 11, 2016

This was a hike conducted at El Yunque National Park, including a hike to the waterfall, and through the El Yunque trail to the peak and then to the observation tower.

hiking
Thursday, December 01, 2016

It's a difficult Trail, but worth it. I recommend to not take kids to this Trail. Wear long pants and long sleeves...

hiking
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Una experiencia inolvidable. Lo completé en octubre 16, 2016. Cuando llegué al tope no pude observar bien la vista porque había neblina. Sin duda alguna, volveré en verano para poder apreciar la vista. Tardé dos horas y veinte minutos en subir. Para bajar fue mas sencillo.

hiking
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

I made a loop of this trail and La Mina to get the full experience. It was a pleasant stroll through the well maintained trail, and I stopped several times to look over interesting trees and plants. Because it's in a forest, there are not many scenic views of the area, but that isn't noticed because there are so many trees and types of terrain that capture the interest. This is a hike that causes one to take special interest in the immediate surroundings. With the richness of plants being a special treat, I didn't see much wildlife. The trail culminates in the very popular falls. From there I went up the La Mina trail.

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Hiked it yesterday, Saturday, October 15, 2016. The hike is both beautiful and hard. I recommend long pants and long sleeves. That will ease the painful weed scrapes. may take an average hiker anywhere from 6 to 7.5 hours to hike both trails as weather and trail conditions will determine your speed and progress. Large portions of the trail are very muddy, calf to knee deep mud in some sections of the trail. Hiking sticks are a must. Plenty of nature to observe, photograph and document. Incredible landscape views of both northeast and southeast PR all the way to the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea seen from 3,524 feet. Various species of birds, butterflies and lizards are abundant. Portions of the trail are not easily recognized, use tape if you look for the trail in those areas. Great hike!

hiking
Friday, October 07, 2016

The hike is not difficult at all. If you're looking for a relaxing walk and cooling swim, this trail is perfect. There are many places to explore at the end of the trail, and there is a deep pool to swim in.

hiking
Monday, September 26, 2016

I ke it better when was part sirt nowbis all concrete and hard on the foot but is very nice

hiking
Sunday, June 12, 2016

The waterfall was beautiful and well worth the trek in. I would only recommend for those in some sort of shape. It could be difficult coming back out if out of shape/over weight.

hiking
Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Easy hike towards a beautiful river pool.

hiking
Thursday, October 08, 2015

For a over weight old man, it was OK, but not for the faint of heart. There was some vertical changes, but nothing that time couldn't Handel. The treat at the bottom was well worth the effort. It really is a must do!!

hiking
Monday, July 27, 2015

Well maintained trail. Waterfall is popular spot for pictures and swimming.

Arrive early as the park fills quickly.

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Nice hike. Amazing forest scenery. Cool off in La Mina Falls. Can get crowded so get there fairly early.

hiking
Friday, January 02, 2015

Beautiful! I added this on to my hiking for the day and it was worth it! Amazing views! Slippery- this is a rain forest....well maintained trails rock and cement. falls are gorgeous as are the trees and mosses and flowers!

hiking
2 months ago

trail running
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