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.

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.

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.

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

hiking
2 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.

2 months ago

This trails are in the dri forest in Guanica is real fun for mountain bikers and hikers also you can visit the Capron fort

❤️

3 months ago

Beautiful view of turquoise waters! The trail starts at the level of the beach where I snorkeled but didn’t see much, only seagrass. The hike got higher and higher to where the waves crash on the cliffs. It’s a very hot hike and I probably would have passed out from the brutal sun if it wasn’t for the cool gusts of ocean wind the entire time. Not much as far as shade so be prepared with a hat, sunscreen, and lots of water. Pretty cool cacti and birds on the trail.

on Vereda El Yunque

6 months ago

Amazing Hike,❤

11 months ago

Mi amor se puede ir aqui

hiking
11 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!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

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

hiking
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.

hiking
Sunday, July 23, 2017

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

hiking
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.

hiking
Sunday, April 02, 2017

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.

hiking
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!!!

hiking
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

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

Monday, July 25, 2016

Great easy trail

hiking
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

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. (:

on Vereda El Yunque

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

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