Vereda El Yunque

MODERATE 60 reviews

Vereda El Yunque is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sabana, Puerto Rico that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1663 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

muddy

This trail is in a rainforest. Appropriate rain gear is needed. The waterfall is small, but pretty.

hiking
3 months ago

Was expecting to see more flora and animals through the forest, but still very enjoyable hike. We arrived early (~8-9) to avoid tourist traffic!

hiking
4 months ago

When hiking El Yunque there you can see Los Picachos, El Yunque Peak, Roca El Yunque Rock, and Mt. Button Tower in a 5.5 mile hike. Park at Palo Colorado where there is a small information/gift shop and bathrooms. Walk up to Baño Grande and see that. You'll see the El Yunque trail to the right and take it all the way up ~2 miles to the Los Picachos trail which is the first trail to your right. It's only .7 miles to Los Picachos and well worth seeing the view. Then go back and take your next right to Roca El Yunque and El Yunque Peak...It is very windy so watch your hat! After El Yunque hike the service road down to Mt. Button which will be your second left, then backtrack to the spur trail to go back down to Palp Colorado.

hiking
9 months ago

I would definitely recommend coming to the park as early as you can in order to ensure parking. We connected with the El Yunque trail via the Mt. Briton spur (after having completed the Mt. Briton trail). The trail afforded us spectacular views of the island. We connected with Las Picachos and walked out to the tower lookout before backtracking and walking up to the El Yunque lookout. The hike itself was relatively easy, but I could see how inclement weather would make the trail difficult to pass. We were apparently lucky and did not experience any rain or cloud cover! Be sure to check the weather before you go, as cloud cover could obscure your view. We had a relatively easy time on this trail, but did have to scramble in a few places. I would recommend shooting down the Roca El Yunque after finishing this trail- the views are fantastic.

11 months ago

Amazing experience!!!

hiking
11 months ago

Well it is a rainforest and you will get wet, but if you adore lush vegetation, this hike is perfect for you

11 months ago

Super!

hiking
Monday, September 26, 2016

Fantastic all the trail was clean and well marked

Friday, August 26, 2016

Trails were all paved and easy. Bring a sweater or light jacket because it does get chilly in some parts.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

work but worth it

hiking
Thursday, February 25, 2016

We hiked with guide John Druitt. He explained every aspect of the rainforest-fascinating.

hiking
Saturday, January 09, 2016

The trailhead begins right in front of the Palo Colorado information center at km marker 11.7, but we accessed it off 191 from Caimitillo trailhead just a little before km 11.7, which ends up meeting up with El Yunque trail just about 15 minutes into the hike. We hike frequently and this trail wasn't too challenging for us, but definitely a good 1,500ft up in elevation to the top (at 3 miles) and took us about 1.5 hours instead of the 2 hours estimated by the information center. If you're an experienced hiker and don't make too many stops along the way, 1.5 hours is plenty of time to get to the top. Overall we got up and back in 3.5 hours with a few stops for photos at the vantage points near the top and some water and snacks at the top. But we didn't stay at the top of the peak for too long because it was very windy and got cold pretty quickly. Once the clouds clear out however, you have a great view! This was a good hike, but it wasn't as interesting along the way up as I was expecting for a rainforest--and being a rainforest, there was thick brush all the way up to the top so no views along the way. We did see some snails, flowers, and a ton of tropical trees.

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

it's was an easy walk down. great waterfall about 25//30 mins in. all up hill on the way back. Worth it Togo to the bottom. being a change of clothes. you might just get wet. (:

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Beautiful scenic trail

walking
Saturday, August 15, 2015

Beautiful place! Spent a long day with family visiting different POI's all over the park. Wonderful flora & fauna, rocky stream beds and waterfalls and abundant wildlife.

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Thought this would be more rugged

geocaching
Monday, June 01, 2015

We took our bob stroller with our two year old. It was hard but not impossible. There were two sets of stairs - the first set was about 50 steps and the second was about 20 at the very end. Path was "paved" 95% of the time.

Had a great hike but next time we will carry the kids on our backs :)

Friday, January 02, 2015

beautiful trail in the rain forest. Spectacular views and swimming under waterfalls. Slippery so wear appropriate shoes! You can add on more falls to see to make the hike longer. Beautiful!

hiking
Saturday, June 07, 2014

This hike was not to demanding at all. Great laid back hike. The waterfall where one of the highlights of this trip. Very popular hike.

hiking
Monday, July 15, 2013

hiking
Monday, July 08, 2013

Waterfall is small, but pretty.

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