Explore the most popular walking 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.

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22 days ago

Beautiful forest, fairytale hike. Few great views on the way. Not very difficult. Come early so you won't have problems with parking spot.

on Vereda El Yunque

3 months ago

Amazing Hike,❤

Hiked this trail back in Spring 2017. The Mina falls is very trafficked and there were a lot of people. Climate of course was humid and hot. Is a short trail that has a river alongside most of it. Found it easy since many families with children were hiking as well. The waterfall is beautiful, was not able to dip into since i did not have swimming suit but a lot of people were playing in the water. I started hiking in running shoes but once we got there I changed to water sandals which I STRONGLY recommend if you want to walk through the rocks and eventually jump in.

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5 months ago

Did this hike with my wife on a mini-vacation from a conference. The rain came down in buckets, but it was still amazing. The waterfall was kicking with all of the rain. Slippery when wet!

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8 months ago

Much less crowded than other hikes in the area, likely due to it being somewhat more challenging. Beautiful view overlooking the entire rainforest.

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8 months ago

Was expecting to see more flora and animals through the forest, but still very enjoyable hike. We arrived early (~8-9) to avoid tourist traffic!

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9 months ago

When hiking El Yunque there you can see Los Picachos, El Yunque Peak, Roca El Yunque Rock, and Mt. Button Tower in a 5.5 mile hike. Park at Palo Colorado where there is a small information/gift shop and bathrooms. Walk up to Baño Grande and see that. You'll see the El Yunque trail to the right and take it all the way up ~2 miles to the Los Picachos trail which is the first trail to your right. It's only .7 miles to Los Picachos and well worth seeing the view. Then go back and take your next right to Roca El Yunque and El Yunque Peak...It is very windy so watch your hat! After El Yunque hike the service road down to Mt. Button which will be your second left, then backtrack to the spur trail to go back down to Palp Colorado.

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10 months ago

Excelente sendero. Lo mejor es el final. Nos tardamos 38 minutos en bajar y 30 en virar. La cascada la mina es espectacular. Se siente mucha paz.

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11 months ago

So worth it. This hike can be hard if you're not use to change in elevation, tons of humidity, climbing, heat, etc. But it's short and if you take it easy I'm pretty confident most can accomplish and enjoy the beautiful waterfall! It gets busy. Swimming in the waterfall is awesome!

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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.

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11 months ago

It was lovely. On a hot day you can jump in and cool down. Also a great location to take pictures under the waterfall.

11 months ago

Did this hike back on Feb 2016 trail was a little bit wet and slippery. It would be considered easy doable in regular shoes and clothes. There were a few waterfalls which were beautiful but a bit crowded. You can also swim under the La mina waterfall.

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11 months ago

Absolutely beautiful

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

I actually got a little winded on this one. Loved it though!!!! The tower is so picturesque. If you are ever visiting PR this trail is a must.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Great manicured trail

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Falls were great! I was too busy watching my step that I missed gawking at the rainforest. Obviously a very popular spot, would definitely try to go much earlier if I get another chance!

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Beautiful hike and well maintained trail. Took about one hour round trip not including the time spent at the Mina falls. If possible, start the hike as early in the day as possible as the trail gets really crowded and it is a single track trail.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

It's a easy compared to the other. Very different feel to it. Good hike.

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

I would definitely recommend coming to the park as early as you can in order to ensure parking. We connected with the El Yunque trail via the Mt. Briton spur (after having completed the Mt. Briton trail). The trail afforded us spectacular views of the island. We connected with Las Picachos and walked out to the tower lookout before backtracking and walking up to the El Yunque lookout. The hike itself was relatively easy, but I could see how inclement weather would make the trail difficult to pass. We were apparently lucky and did not experience any rain or cloud cover! Be sure to check the weather before you go, as cloud cover could obscure your view. We had a relatively easy time on this trail, but did have to scramble in a few places. I would recommend shooting down the Roca El Yunque after finishing this trail- the views are fantastic.

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

We got to the park early and were able to snag a spot in the Mt. Briton parking area. Come early because spots are limited and they fill up quickly! The trail was relatively easy to traverse, irrespective of weather conditions, as the walkway is paved. There is an elevation climb, which is why I would rate this trail as 'moderate'. All in all, it was an easy and enjoyable walk up to the tower. The tower offers a great view of the island in all directions. We hopped onto the Mt. Briton spur and connected with the El Yunque trail that took us upwards and onwards for more spectacular views of this beautiful island. All in all, we spent about four and a half hours exploring the trails and managed a quick dip in the river to refresh ourselves afterwards. It was a morning well spent.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

awesome trail. not popular at all which means less people to worry about. very muddy but besides that not too difficult or steep except maybe the last steps. i recommend!

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Lots of steps down and lots of steps back. Well worth it.

Monday, January 02, 2017

Great!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Amazing experience!!!

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Monday, December 26, 2016

Well it is a rainforest and you will get wet, but if you adore lush vegetation, this hike is perfect for you

Monday, December 19, 2016

Super!

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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...

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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.

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