Explore the most popular birding trails in Puerto Rico with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

on Vereda El Yunque

1 month ago

Amazing Hike,❤

6 months ago

Mi amor se puede ir aqui

6 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!

Super easy hike, but very long way. Be sure to bring a lot of sunblock and a LOT of water!

7 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.

7 months ago

Excellent slightly uphill trek from Rd 333 up to DRNA Station where you can take Lluberas trail or any of the trails within the Dry Forest
Don't miss the centenary Guayacan tree about 200 mts off

9 months ago

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.

11 months ago

Guanica State Forest is an awesome place. It's a totally different environment from the rainforest on the east side of the island. Definitely a place to check out and hike. Just bring your own bathroom supplies if you must use the facilities.

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

Monday, July 25, 2016

Great easy trail

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.

on Vereda El Yunque

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. (:

on Vereda El Yunque

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, July 27, 2015

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

Arrive early as the park fills quickly.

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!

on Vereda El Yunque

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.

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