El Toro and Tradewinds Trail

HARD 8 reviews

El Toro and Tradewinds Trail is a 12.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near the city of Rio Grande that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

12.8 miles
3353 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips




wild flowers


Monday, January 02, 2017


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...

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.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Hiked it yesterday, Saturday, October 15, 2016. The hike is both beautiful and hard. I recommend long pants and long sleeves. That will ease the painful weed scrapes. may take an average hiker anywhere from 6 to 7.5 hours to hike both trails as weather and trail conditions will determine your speed and progress. Large portions of the trail are very muddy, calf to knee deep mud in some sections of the trail. Hiking sticks are a must. Plenty of nature to observe, photograph and document. Incredible landscape views of both northeast and southeast PR all the way to the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea seen from 3,524 feet. Various species of birds, butterflies and lizards are abundant. Portions of the trail are not easily recognized, use tape if you look for the trail in those areas. Great hike!

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Friday, January 01, 2016