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muddy
over grown
rocky
15 hours ago

wear pants.

4/20/19 trailhead is closed. you can still get to the peak by taking the Britton trail and reconnecting. arrive early and beat the crowd.

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bugs
muddy
over grown
rocky
4 days ago

This trail was a good workout. The heat and the inclines make you sweat a good amount. The good news is that we were nice and hot to jump in the pools at the end. The trail seems to go on forever, you are walking on rocks most of the way and it is super overgrown. I suggest wearing pants. I wore shorts and didn’t have any problems, but you are running into plants the whole way, I wish I wore pants. The trail is muddy at parts, but I have hiked worse. I’m sure it gets muddier when it has rained a lot. The mini waterfall and pools at the end are refreshing and fun. We took a dip and enjoyed the cold water before we had to hike back up. Overall I recommend. This is a hard trail and not for the faint of heart.

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muddy
off trail
6 days ago

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muddy
6 days ago

First of all I highly doubt that anyone has really completed both Toro and Tradewinds trail. That said, Toro Trail is in itself a hard clime. Long pants, long sleeve shirts and waterproof boots are a must. There is a lot of mud, jagged rocks and thorny vegetation. Unlike other trails in el Yunque in el Toro there are no natural springs so you must bring your own water. If you are not used to tropical weather bring even more water. All this hard work pays off at the end! The view is amazing. There is a lot of beautiful tropical fauna. I saw a few endemic trees and shrubs and flowers of Puerto Rico.

Beautiful cliff views from the top. There is also a firepit up there and plenty of dry wood in dry season, but you would want to walk back down through the thick foliage with someone who knew there way if you stayed until dark. You can also walk back on the Sun Bay side, which eventually rejoins the trail across the isthmus.

hiking
9 days ago

This trail is in Arecibo, in the north coast of Puerto Rico. This is a guided hike, ticket cost is $20 per person. Throughout the hike the tour guide will explain the flora and fauna in the area and history of the cave. To get to the final cave the trail goes through two caves, all marked and in some areas with guardrails and/or steps. Flashlights will be provided for a portion of the last cave and at the end you will see majestic opening into the valley overlooking the Río Grande de Arecibo.

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muddy
11 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

This is the trail to la zunga or the trench in English. It is a beautiful beach walk then a nature conservation trail to a rocky climb down. It will be hot and humid on the trail so bring water and expect a large easy going crowd that spends the entire day in the PR wave pool of la zunga on weekends. There can be a wild dog that is friendly in the cave. It is a easy trail from all aspects, only thing that makes it moderate difficulty is the distance and the climb down when drunk...

We snorkeled on the way back on the beach and the small reefs do have some fish.

hiking
18 days ago

This is the trail to la zanja or the trench. It is easy beach walk to a nature conservation trail then a rock scramble down. It can be hot on the trail so bring water and be prepared to have a large easy going crowd enjoying the wave pool of la zanja with you on weekends. Very easy but can be moderate due to heat and distance. It takes about 45 minutes to walk there. We spent some time snorkeling on the beach walk back where the small reefs have little fish.

There can be a sato that lives in the cave of la zanja. He is very gentle and wants water and food.

hiking
18 days ago

This is the trail to la zanja or the trench. It is easy beach walk to a nature conservation trail then a rock scramble down. It can be hot on the trail so bring water and be prepared to have a large easy going crowd enjoying the wave pool of la zanja with you on weekends. Very easy but can be moderate due to heat and distance. It takes about 45 minutes to walk there. We spent some time snorkeling on the beach walk back where the small reefs have little fish.

There can be a sato that lives in the cave of la zanja. He is very gentle and wants water and food.

The trial is also loop now. Once you get to the top get off the path and continue to see breathtaking views once your done go back to the main trial to finish. The trial is marked with red markers.

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bugs
muddy
scramble
1 month ago

Beautiful trail but difficult and muddy and at some points you may have to plow through tons of spider webs that are across the trail and are hard to see. No point trying to keep your shoes clean! The way down is harder as you are constantly trying not to slip and fall. There are some canopies of large leaves where you can take shelter when it starts raining. Go to the very end (there will be a sign stating you have made it) and enjoy the gorgeous natural pool. The way up will be much easier, round trip took us about 4.5 hrs.

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muddy
over grown
1 month ago

Trail started out great. Progressively got muddier. We did have hiking sticks, but still fell 3 times..and got quite muddy-- Would not attempt without hiking sticks..very slick. We also got quite a few scratches on our legs..pants would have been better than the shorts we were wearing due to overgrowth.. We did persist and reached the top to see beautiful 360 degrees views. So would say it was worth it...just be prepared to get very muddy!

now requires a guided tour all days of the week

hiking
1 month ago

Trail is open. Not much more difficult than the climb to the Britten tower, just a bit longer and more interesting overall. Good view when it clears up.

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muddy
1 month ago

toi muddy for the kids today.

One lane cement path with inset stones for some traction. This can get busy later into the day, a bit slick in the rain, and you'll have to step down from the path to avoid people. Super well marked, multiple shelters along to sit for a break or hide from the rain. Easy to continue to El Yunque. All we saw was clouds, but the tower itself was cool and the jungle is beautiful. Parking can get very full later in the day. Porta potty available at the start.

hiking
1 month ago

We did the Mount Britton trail, walked the road to the El Yunque peak, then descended on the El Yunque trail. There are always clouds in the mountains, so views might be limited, but the rainforest is beautiful, the trail is fairly easy, well travelled, can be slightly muddy. It seemed the bottom of the El Yunque was still closed. I'd be curious to do the full trail as it is more a true trail than the single lane, cement path of Mt. Britton. At the top of the trail, curl up around the antenna station to get to the peak and a small, old lookout building.

Mud fest! Hiking sticks definitely recommended for the extra slushy parts. Beautiful views from the top.

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muddy
rocky
1 month ago

This was an enjoyable trail! That being said, I didn’t make it to the end. Having read reviews, I knew the trail after the first water crossing was much muddier. I began it but did not go far. Instead, i hiked up to the waterfall at the creek clearing (to the left). The waterfall rock forms ledges that is pretty easy to free climb up to the second level of the falls. The thing I was most happy with that I had not seen mentioned in reviews yet, if upon reaching the creek you go right and follow the water down over a few rocks, there is a nice little pool with a mini waterfall. Pool is probably about 3 feet deep at the most. I changed into my bathing suit and soaked there a bit and also ate lunch. Had it all to myself for an hour or so! The intermittent heavy rains probably helped. Did realize I wasn’t entirely alone.. in addition to little fish, I found a giant crawfish in the little pool when it came out from under a rock. Very cool! Enjoyable hike but I’d stop half way to avoid slick mud if rainy conditions are present.

Moderate hike to a nice view at the top of the tower. Paved track that can get pretty busy later in the day.

hiking
2 months ago

Pretty rainforest scenery and nice views from the top. More of a walk up the side of a hill than a hike, since it is paved. Unless you get there when there are no crowds, be prepared for a lot of stopping to let people by. We started at 1:30 pm on a Monday and it was packed. It took us 1 hr 45 mins to complete it with our 12 and 5 yr olds, which included some time taking pictures in the tower.

This was the only officially open trail that we could find in February 2019 - all others appeared to still be closed due to the hurricane.

The trail itself was great. Mostly exposed aggregate or plain concrete the whole way up, with a short section piggybacking on the road (a road that was closed to automobiles). The whole hike was littered with flowering plants... impatiens, coleus, lantana, cassia, bromeliads... really incredible.

The tower was well worth the trek up. It offered a panorama of the surrounding range, including Yunque and the ocean to the north. The clouds came and went the whole time, and it was cool to watch the scenery change with the fog.

This trail is no joke. Don’t be fooled by the short distance. The stretch to the first river isn’t bad at all. Rocky and a little mud but pretty easy on the way down. Just past the first river it turns into ankle deep mud combined with lots of rock and a steady decline. I fell 5 times and bled a few. The second river is pretty but honestly not worth it IMO. Should have stopped at the first river.

Seemed like much longer than 3.2 miles but was probably due to the slow pace we had to go, was a slopfest with the mud and didn't have much time to look up. We only got in 20 hrs before and didn't rain in that time and is after rainy season (mid-Jan). We didn't look carefully at the map so I thought that the trail was next to the water for much of the time, but you can only hear the water and falls and pools except for 2 crossings and the end. Pools were very nice, but if I were to do it again, would just stop at early first crossing and enjoy the waterfall just up from there.

hiking
3 months ago

Trail is still closed but totally doable! Just pass the barrier and prepare to bushwhack a little and have fun! At no point were we unclear about the direction of the path. We managed to do this in the rain.

Just be sure to wear long pants!! There are long grasses along the way that will tear up your legs. They stick to you and have these sharp edges that draw blood. And find a stick to knock down all the spider webs. By the time you’re heading back down, there will already be more! Fun hike and recommended for the adventurous!

There is one lookout near the top where you can feel the strong winds rushing over the peak. This is honestly far cooler than the little lookout tower on top. Hold your arms out and feel like you’re flying! Just don’t slip!

Never seen a forest of palms before! Super cool and worth the effort.

hiking
3 months ago

Open! I suggest going up the mountain through the paved road and then leaving through the actual trail! I am a 31 female in okay physical condition and went alone. I went at around 10am. Engineers were giving maintenance to the antennas so you’re never truly alone. If you decide to go to the mt. Britton hike then you should push yourself and finish this hike!

Slippery but fun!

trail running
3 months ago

My wife and I did this trail twice on our honeymoon. So much fun both times. the. Second time we went early morning to avoid the crowds.

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