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hiking
3 days ago

This is the most beautiful place. Last time I went was 10 or so years ago and recently went for spring break. Unfortunately some of the trails is closed due hurricane but able to get some of the waterfalls with two or three trails open. I will defiantly coming back again when I visit PR!

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muddy
rocky
scramble
15 days ago

Park at the TH but it's closed at the start, so walk about a 1/4 mile back down the mountain and go up the stairs for the Camarillo trail to join the El Yunque trail early on. It's easy to follow but narrow and rocky in places...either way-the views from the top span the outer islands off Luquillo all the way to San Juan on a clear day, very worth it! App says 4.2 miles round trip but my Garmin tracked it as 3 each way, there's a loop missing from the current map, possibly new following hurricane recovery.

hiking
15 days ago

Really nice trail. Nice elevation gain with beautiful tropical vegetation and views along the way and phenomenal panoramic views at El Yunque peak and Los Picachos peak. We did the El Toro trail yesterday which also had amazing views at the top but was a very unpleasant journey due to extremely muddy conditions. The El Yunque trail was much more satisfying as the mud was very minimal and the trail was very clean and well maintained. You do see a lot of tourists on the trail but it’s not too bad. Highly recommended.

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muddy
rocky
15 days ago

Simple excursion. Lovely walk through the rain forest down to river. Be sure to Boulder up to the waterfall Rocky and muddy wear good shoes.

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muddy
rocky
21 days ago

hiking
muddy
rocky
24 days ago

hiking
flooded
muddy
scramble
25 days ago

Awesome trail but the muddiest of muddy mud.. And remember it's muddy.. Lol.. The first half an hour is uphill and fine.. Then It goes to uphill with no escaping the mud. Worth it to get to the top though.. Wear long sleeve and pants. All these reviews are for El Toro... I will do the second part which is Tradewinds but that would be a super full extenuating day. I took 3.5hrs up and back with a half hour rest at the top. Went fast and hardly took breaks. I would say level 6-7 on effort for a fit person and a level 10000 on mud factor ;)

hiking
blowdown
rocky
29 days ago

the drive up to the trailhead was spectacular for the occupants of the car......driver must pay incredible attention as the road is very narrow. the main trail head was closed so we had to backtrack 100m to enter an alternative which joined up to the original. trail is good and well marked. not for flip flops. great elevation. entered the clouds about 3/4 up the trail. the top of the mountain was underwhelming with the cloud cover but still an enjoyable hike.

hiking
bugs
muddy
over grown
private property
scramble
1 month ago

Rad trail...a little sketch at times but just what I was looking for. Entrance threw me off but just go about 100 feet past the gate and dip into the trail over a berm(well traveled but conspicious). The trail is technical at times but the effort put in is worth the reward. Take the metal ladder up near the end and you won't be disappointed. *read an earlier review of this trail that is more indepth so you feel comfortable with land marks.

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

So.. A small part of me loved the challenge of this hike and the view was spectacular, but I will NEVER do it again. It was EXTREMELY muddy. I do quite a bit of hiking and I have NEVER seen so much mud in my life. It was sticky and very tough to maneuver. It’s very slippery and you will fall many times - esp coming back down. My shoes were completely ruined and I had to throw them out :-( .. I wore pants, hiking shoes, and a tank top and because of the tank top, my arms got severely scratched up.. like - NOT just a few here and there.. ALL OVER MY ARMS. It’s painful and looks terrible.. not what I wanted for the rest of my trip! My friend and I said we were glad we did it, but will not recommend it or ever try to do it again. I highly suggest a different trail. Sad to say it just wasn’t worth the misery :-(

hiking
1 month ago

When you come by road 185 / 186 shortly before arriving you have to take a "desvio" by "Calle orchedea" because road 186 broke away, still not redone since hurricane, follow sign Restaurante Hacienda El Flamboyant, (just under the parking spot) Nice place with great view to hang out after the hike (open Thursday-Sunday) At the parking 3 nice dogs welcome us and did the whole walk with us. They weren't homeless, in a good condition, no need to feed them. I totally agree with Jennifer (look El Toro and Tradewinds). Walking sticks are really a big help. Even if we had 3 days without rain before in San Juan, it was really muddy but we were the only ones that day (Sunday!) real rainforest feeling ! We only went to El Toro and back, nearly no stops and it took us 4 hours. We hurried up to avoid rain, would have been really too slippery. We haven't seen where the trail would continue from El Toro to Trailwinds. But 4 hours intense hiking was enough! We had no problems with bugs. If you don't have any equipment, do the Mont Britton Trail + El Yunque. You won't have to concentrate all the time where to put your feet.

I totally agree with Jennifer. Walking sticks are really a big help. Even if we had 3 days without rain before in San Juan, it was really muddy but we were the only ones that day (Sunday!) We only went to El Toro and back, nearly no stops and it took us 4 hours. We haven't seen where the trail would continue from El Toro to Trailwinds. 4 hours intense hiking was enough! At the parking 3 nice dogs welcome us and did the whole walk with us. They weren't homeless, in a good condition, no need to feed them. When you come by road 185 / 186 shortly before arriving you have to take a "desvio" by "Calle orchedea" because road 186 broke away, still not redone since hurricane, follow sign Restaurante Hacienda El Flamboyant, (just under the parking spot) Nice place with great view to hang out after the hike (open Thursday-Sunday)

hiking
no shade
private property
1 month ago

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Loved hiking from cool local beach through wooded “secret” trail with our kids to amazing Colora Playa. The water was clear, the waves were unreal and the beach secluded and gorgeous. The next beach up was gentler for kids but more populated.

perfect!!!!

bugs
muddy
over grown
rocky
1 month ago

You see the words 'difficult trail' and think to yourself, "yeah I want to take on a challenge today." You're warned by signs that say muddy and challenging and ignore it all. It was just as described and you were foolish for ignoring the signs. Your shoes will get destroyed by mud and you will fall multiple times, only to reach a point in the creek that is underwhelming at best. There were no waterfalls, which is every vacationing hikers wet dream. You will only encounter misery, pain, and spiders in your face throughout the whole hike. If you do hike the whole trail, you will feel slightly accomplished, yet still feel a deep sense of regret. The only satisfaction from the hike will be warning others to stay away. Hike at your own risk.

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