Vereda Mt. Britton

MODERATE 26 reviews

Vereda Mt. Britton is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Campamento Zarzal, Puerto Rico that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
570 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

views

26 days 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.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful forest, fairytale hike. Few great views on the way. Not very difficult. Come early so you won't have problems with parking spot.

hiking
11 months ago

Much less crowded than other hikes in the area, likely due to it being somewhat more challenging. Beautiful view overlooking the entire rainforest.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

I actually got a little winded on this one. Loved it though!!!! The tower is so picturesque. If you are ever visiting PR this trail is a must.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

It's a easy compared to the other. Very different feel to it. Good hike.

hiking
Saturday, February 18, 2017

We got to the park early and were able to snag a spot in the Mt. Briton parking area. Come early because spots are limited and they fill up quickly! The trail was relatively easy to traverse, irrespective of weather conditions, as the walkway is paved. There is an elevation climb, which is why I would rate this trail as 'moderate'. All in all, it was an easy and enjoyable walk up to the tower. The tower offers a great view of the island in all directions. We hopped onto the Mt. Briton spur and connected with the El Yunque trail that took us upwards and onwards for more spectacular views of this beautiful island. All in all, we spent about four and a half hours exploring the trails and managed a quick dip in the river to refresh ourselves afterwards. It was a morning well spent.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

awesome trail. not popular at all which means less people to worry about. very muddy but besides that not too difficult or steep except maybe the last steps. i recommend!

hiking
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

There was a ranger who prohibited my passage to the trail head. I don't know what that was about, but I was not going to let myself be deterred so I hiked up the trail to El Yunque and crossed over on the Mt. Britton spur to get to the tower and summit. As I gained elevation I noticed that I came out of the forest and was more into the jungle near the summit. It was a very nice hike, both for viewing of surroundings and also for the scenic views from the summit.

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Monday, September 26, 2016

It is a small cement path and very steep that was the worst part of my hike but motive im a beginner and overweight hiler

hiking
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

We hiked from the Mt. Britton parking area all the way to the peak of El Yunque (via the Mt. Britton Spur trail that connects them). It's an amazing hike with lush greenery and mostly clear pathways. The best advice I can give you is to get there EARLY. The park fills up so fast, and your only chance to enjoy it quietly is to get there right when the park opens at 7:30.

As you approach the peak, there is a small trail that cuts off to the right. TAKE IT. There's a rock there that overlooks the entire island that should not be missed. It is typically very cloudy and windy up there, so be careful and just wait for the clouds to clear so you can see how far you've come. It's truly spectacular.

From the peak, you can take service road 10 back down to the Mt. Britton trail to save time. Have fun! :)

hiking
Saturday, March 05, 2016

Plenty of parking but would get there fairly early since it can fill up in high tourist season. The trail up to the tower is all uphill but well maintained. If you want, you can continue on the Mt. Britton Spur which will connect you to the El Yunque trail (turn left) which will take you to the top of the mountain. Fantastic views on a clear day. Beware, you are under the trees for most of the hike but you can still get a lot of sun so apply sunscreen.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Easy scenic trail.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Good trail

hiking
Monday, July 27, 2015

Trail is well maintained with excellent views to the coast to the North, East, and South and to San Juan on days when the sky is clear.

Arrive early as the park fills quickly. On the day that we were there, they closed the park at 1:00 pm due to the large number of visitors to the park

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Steep climb but the forest canopy provides excellent shade for most of the way. You will be rewarded with some of the best views anywhere when you reach the top.

walking
Wednesday, April 02, 2014

we love it and do it all the time . i think the best part is when u actually reach thr top of the tower and are able to enjoy the view. everytime its deferent. if raining its very cold and u will have small visibility due to fog. when sunny and hot the refreshing winds cool u down. etc. do it u will enjoy. ;)

hiking
Monday, July 15, 2013

hiking
Sunday, November 18, 2012

Steep but worth the trip. the view from the tower is amazing. you can see what seems like all of Puerto Rico! The trail is well maintained by the Park Service but water washes over it in a number of places, esp when raining.

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

hiking
Sunday, January 17, 2016