Vereda La Coca Trail is a 3.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Campamento Zarzal, Puerto Rico that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.2 miles
971 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

rock climbing







23 days ago

Only trail open in the forest. Hike down to flowing stream and then further to waterfall with pool at bottom for cooling off. Can be very muddy. Low traffic too.

1 month ago

Only trail open in El Yunque for our visit (Nov 2018). Very muddy and slippery, but rewarding watering hole at the end. Be prepared to get messy/wet and bring water! Beautiful rainforest, but very difficult trail. Took us about 3.5-4 hours round trip.

Limited parking at the trailhead and we did see a ranger ticketing cars parked alongside the road.

4 months ago

This trail is 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 they also allow you to go to the first viewing tower just a little past the Coca Falls. 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.

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Tough trail. I would rate this as a difficult trail rather than moderate. Wear good waterproof hiking boots! You will cross wide streams and walk through lots of deep squishy mud and slippery rocks/roots. Trail is well marked and end of trail is rewarding with river pools to swim in. Bring swimwear and lots of water to stay hydrated! Trail head says it's 1.8mi/1.5hr. Took us about 3.5hr to hike out and back.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

The waterfall was beautiful and well worth the trek in. I would only recommend for those in some sort of shape. It could be difficult coming back out if out of shape/over weight.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Well maintained trail. Waterfall is popular spot for pictures and swimming.

Arrive early as the park fills quickly.

24 days ago

Sunday, October 02, 2016

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Tuesday, July 16, 2013