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Mount Britton Tower Trail is a 1.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Carata de la Mina, East Region, Puerto Rico that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 1.5 mi Elevation gain 570 ft Route type Out & Back

Dog friendly

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Partially paved

Views

Wildlife

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Reviews (261)
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Arnoldo Gomez
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HikingGreat!MuddyRocky

Awesome scenic views, you can see coast from here. Get out and hike!

Cody Staup
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Hiking

Awesome tower

Charley Van Amburg
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Hiking

It happened to be pouring down rain the day we chose to come here. We decided to go for it and hike this hike through it and it was fine. It was actually kind of an experience to hike in the rain forest in the rain. The last portion of this hike is pretty uphill and a little harder. This is a good moderate hike with good views of the rain forest and you can see the coast. The tower at the top does get a little crowded. Yokahú Observation Tower is a tower that you can walk right up to without hiking and I thought the view was basically just as good. So, if you want a good view from this hike but aren't up to the hike, just stop there and check it out.

Sloane Mcnulty
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Hiking

The trail from the Mount Britton parking are is paved and very well maintained, so I’d rate this as a pretty easy hike. It was hazy when we got to the tower, so we didn’t get to experience the view, but seeing the way the clouds were moving from up there was pretty cool too. We got to the trail or the earlier side (8:30am), but by 10:00am on a Sunday, it was pretty packed with people (even on a not clear day). Will try this trail again when it’s clear!

Nanette Rosario
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Hiking

Steep windy very narrow path. Worth going to the top!

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George Arokiam
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HikingFlooded

Truly a "rain"forest hike. End up at the top surrounded by clouds. Moderate difficulty

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Brandy Palmer
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Hiking

It was a great trail with a cool paved path. The views were fantastic and the kids loved watching the clouds roll in while we were on top of the tower.

Jordan Mckenzie-Solis
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Hiking

Fun trail that’s partially paved!! Perfect loop for a hike/run (down). Just the right amount of elevation

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Sanjeev Shinhmar
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Hiking

Did the trail in Sept 2017. It is steep in few areas and felt tough with my son in the backpack carrier. But the views at the end were definitely worth it.

Michael Hardesty
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Hiking

Quick hike up to the Tower (~1 mile) and we got a nice breeze at the top. Unfortunately the visibility was very limited so can’t report on what I have to assume are sweeping views of the park down to the beach.

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Jubilee V.
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HikingMuddy
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Chely V
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Hiking

This trail is relatively easy. We're a bit out of shape and we made it, though we had to stop for breaks a few times at the really steep parts. The trail is paved with cement and stones but the stones can get quite slippery so watch your step! It's also very narrow so you have to step off the trail to let people pass if there's foot traffic both ways. The view from the top is pretty cloudy, so try to go on a clear day is possible. There are still pretty views from the top with clouds but I imagine it would be much better without them. Parking is limited so get there early or you're going to have to walk pretty far too and from the trail!

Chely V
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Hiking

This trail is relatively easy. We're a bit out of shape from winter hibernation and we made it, though we had to stop for breaks a few times at the really steep parts. The trail is paved with cement and stones but the stones can get quite slippery so watch your step! It's also very narrow so you have to step off the trail to let people pass if there's foot traffic going both ways. The view from the top is pretty cloudy, so try to go on a clear day is possible. There are still pretty views from the top with clouds but I imagine it would be much better without them. Parking is limited so get there early or you're going to have to walk pretty far to and from the trail!

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Ricardo Goyechea
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Hiking

Caminata agradable muy fácil y bien señalizada. La hice con mi hija de dos años y 10 amigas todas las edades. 30 minutos de caminata para llegar

Harry Weerts
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this a great trail in the Yunque. Pretty well developed and not too long. Quite a bit of foot traffic and steep with many tourists. There is an alternative way down, or up, by simy following the paved service road. The service road is quite a bit further though.

Marcus Jones
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Hiking

Paved with occasional steps. Great payoff with view. Not fare, many first time sightseers in their 60s

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Christopher Caravello
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RunningRocky
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Aparna Bankston
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Hiking

This is a pretty easy fun hike! We parked near the bottom on the road, alongside the road then started up yo the tower. The path was wet so some parts slick but it wasn’t too bad. Very humid and muggy bit that’s to be expected in a rainforest. We did this trail to the tower then did the additional trail to the Yunque Peak!

Jack Larsh
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HikingRocky

We did Mt Britton Trail > Mt Britton Tower > Mt Britton Spur > El Yunque Trail > Picachos > Yunque Peak > La Roca and then back to Mt Britton trail via the forest service road. What a hike! Great views, it did get cloudy and rainy for a bit but that’s to be expected and there was something mystical about walking through the clouds. Highly recommend this hike!

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Chris Ayala
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Hiking

Incline all the way up awesome view at the top of the tower

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Andrew Gartzke
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Hiking

Great trail! The rocks can be a bit slick near the bottom, but no real risk of slipping otherwise.

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Vanessa Enid
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HikingMuddy

Everything in El Yunque is great. Love it. Still in restoration due to the devastation caused by hurricane Maria but is open to the public and in good shape. Dog friendly and kids friendly too. This trail is easy.

Stacey Markovic
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Hiking

Great!

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Abbey Mckenney
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HikingRocky
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Ben Sitzia
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Hiking

steep but really easy to follow. it is a bit narrow though if there is a lot of traffic.

Leslie Rincon
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Hiking

Very steep! My only complaint was the very thin trail going up for the first portion of it, was hard as people were not giving hikers going up the right of way, nor going down so I was a bit confused. Beautiful view, beautiful tower, beautiful flowers all around as well. Lovely place.

Camilo Velazquez
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Hiking

Steep, but short (completed it in 1:15 hrs round trip) At the end you have the option to move on to another trail within the park (I skipped it this time). Great for a nice morning workout with amazing view. If going on weekends I recommend getting there early so you can park near the start of the trail, if not they close the parking area and the closest one is not close at all. Highly recommended!!

Jen Knapton
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HikingRocky

This is a great trail. However, it is very steep. You'll climb a cemented and rock trail about 3,000+ feet. Most people are friendly on the trail, both in passing up or down the mountain. Words of encouragement are said to you by those who come down after completing the trail which ends at the Mount Britton Tower. And as you make your way down after completing the trail yourself, you find yourself doing the same. The hike is totally worth it. Parking is limited but they do have buses that will take you up. If you don't mind walking a little, park at the 'Palo Colorado Recreation Area' and then hike the road up to the one-way only location. It's an extra 4-5 km and totally worth it.

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