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El Yunque Trail is a 4.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Carata de la Mina, East Region, Puerto Rico that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 4.2 mi Elevation gain 1,620 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Forest Partially paved River Views Waterfall Blowdown Muddy Scramble
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Note: As of March 2020, users have reported that some of the trails are CLOSED due to hurricane damage. The trail can be accessed from a nearby trailhead. For more information, please see https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/elyunque/alerts-notices/?cid=fseprd579158

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Katrushka Guzmán
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L J
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HikingGreat!

Was tough when I went as was really humid and very buggy. But waterfall along the trail is cool

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Rikoti Sanse
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HikingGreat!

Just what i needed, had the forest for myself. This is technically a circuit of all peaks (and 1 tower) of this area of el Yunque. Started way down in the Caimitillo trailhead which is now (after hurricane Maria) the trailhead for El Yunque trial as well. Took a few detours to cover all peaks and tower in such a way to make it longer. this is probably the longest trail loop available in this area of the forest. i kept forgetting to pause this app at some of the stopovers. pics will follow later.

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Pearl Lutta
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Hiking

Trail is not located where the gps says , it’s a quarter mile down the road . Other than it was 4miles going up and down easy ! Worth the views . It is a rain forest carry extra clothes and sandals after the hike to change .

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Arnoldo Gomez
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HikingGreat!MuddyRocky

Nice trail, rain forest is beautiful. Great views, take pictures. Get out and Hike!

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Jesse Graftenreed
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HikingMuddyRockyScramble

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.

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Greg Battaglia
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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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Jason Micelotta
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Susie Jacobo
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David Gandrud
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HikingBlowdownRocky

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.

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Cassandra Pallai
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Hao Ai
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Hi I am from LA. Try to do this hike Mar 1st or 2nd. I will stay in San Juan. Need a ride. I could share gas and fee. DM on IG(i.how) if I could join you. Thanks a lot and have a great day!

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Vani Ananthuni
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HikingFloodedMuddyRocky

A must do trail for anyone. it's fairly moderate. Expect weather changes as you are either below or in clouds. we had high winds and heavy rain and hence flooded trail. As we were climbing up into the clouds, the visibility was low. it's a great experience.

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Sloane Mcnulty
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Hiking

Trail was less crowded than mt Britton and not paved, but extremely well maintained. It wasn’t a clear day, so we didn’t make it to the peak, but definitely intend to try again!

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Sam Cannon
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Hiking

I highly recomend this trail...Great views that got my heart beating from the hike and excitement. It is better than the Britton tower in my opinion...I did that hike the previous weekend.

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Trevor Newbright
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Brandy Palmer
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After completing the Britton Tower trail we hopped onto this one to reach the summit. The view until we switched over was great, but then we hit cloud coverage. I probably could have just called it quits and headed back after the tower.

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Nicolette Killen
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Sergey Isayenko
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