Vereda El Yunque [CLOSED]

MODERATE 67 reviews

Vereda El Yunque [CLOSED] is a 4 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.

4.0 miles
1,578 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly



nature trips








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

1 month ago

The Trees and tropical vegatation is unbelivably HUGE. It is amazing and very different. Trail is easily marked with beautiful waterfalls.

2 months ago

Still closed from hurricane Maria but the rainforest is gorgeous and still worth the visit. They do allow you far enough up (driving) to see Coca Falls and to the first viewing tower. There isn't a lot of parking but stay patient and you will get a spot. There is a 30 minute time limit on parking. Only trail we found that was open was Angelito. Short but it leads you to a nice stream.

3 months ago

This trail is inaccessible as of today 6/24/2018 due to road construction.

3 months ago

My favorite hike in el Yunque forest. Have done it so many times that lost count. It is beautiful hike and the views on the Rock (to the right couple of minutes prior reaching the top) are amazing. Then can go down the road to reach Mt Britton and continue that trial which connects to Yunque trail or continue the road until another trial to have different view and then just take the road back to the parking lot. Not sure if it has open after the hurricane so check before going.

5 months ago


8 months ago

Amazing Hike,❤

Monday, September 04, 2017

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!

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

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.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

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.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Amazing experience!!!

Monday, December 26, 2016

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

Monday, December 19, 2016


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

Thursday, February 25, 2016

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

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

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

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!

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.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Monday, July 08, 2013

Waterfall is small, but pretty.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Fantastic! Wear good boots - many people were wearing flip-flops as they were in the rainforest. Although the trails were well constructed and maintained wearing real hiking boots made my feet happy all day.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

So good to be true. It's was like sleep walking through a rainforest.

mountain biking
Tuesday, August 07, 2012

muy bueno

Monday, December 12, 2011

I had never been on a rainforist trail before. loved it. it was short and crowded or I would have given it 5 stars

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