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

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Hiked this trail back in Spring 2017. The Mina falls is very trafficked and there were a lot of people. Climate of course was humid and hot. Is a short trail that has a river alongside most of it. Found it easy since many families with children were hiking as well. The waterfall is beautiful, was not able to dip into since i did not have swimming suit but a lot of people were playing in the water. I started hiking in running shoes but once we got there I changed to water sandals which I STRONGLY recommend if you want to walk through the rocks and eventually jump in.

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3 months ago

Did this hike with my wife on a mini-vacation from a conference. The rain came down in buckets, but it was still amazing. The waterfall was kicking with all of the rain. Slippery when wet!

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5 months ago

My husband and I loved hiking this trail on our trip to Puerto Rico. It was beautiful! The foliage and sounds of running water made it a breathtaking experience.

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7 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.

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7 months ago

Moderate hike in with beautiful rainforest views. La Mina Falls was beautiful but very crowded.

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9 months ago

Excelente sendero. Lo mejor es el final. Nos tardamos 38 minutos en bajar y 30 en virar. La cascada la mina es espectacular. Se siente mucha paz.

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9 months ago

So worth it. This hike can be hard if you're not use to change in elevation, tons of humidity, climbing, heat, etc. But it's short and if you take it easy I'm pretty confident most can accomplish and enjoy the beautiful waterfall! It gets busy. Swimming in the waterfall is awesome!

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10 months ago

Start with this trail and continue to mina and yunque trail

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10 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.

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10 months ago

I did this hike May 13th. I live in Florida so these are the closest mountains for me to get to easily. We went on a long weekend and I love hiking so any chance to get some elevation for hiking (Florida is flat) and I'm game. It's not Hawai'i or Colorado, but La Mina Falls hike was very cool.
I was disappointed with the lack of information about Hiking in PR. The drive up was fine. The road was well maintained, but there were a few narrow spots so beware or go on on if the many guided tours.
The friend I traveled with had never hiked so we tried to take well worn trails.
The hike to La Mina Falls was mostly paved with a 2ft wide path. It was fairly easy in hiking shoes and well maintained.
When we got to the falls my friend went swimming, as were a lot of locals. It seems to be a popular swimming spot. Note to self, wear a swim suit under my hiking shorts next time lol. The water was cold and the rocks surrounding the Falls were not too slippery.
After swimming/wadding, we noticed several people easily hiking off trail below us, actually they were barefoot so we decided to check out the other smaller falls downhill.
I love going off the beaten path, so this was fun and not too difficult to boulder. It took us away from the 30 or so people who were swimming in La Mina by noon.
Overall, for hiking this was fun and relatively close. Plus, you don't need a passport for Puerto Rico!
I would definitely include hiking if I was going to PR.
We wish we had time to climb MT Britton, but by noon it was raining at higher altitude and I decided not to go into uncharted territory in the rain with a novice hiker.
There is always next time!

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10 months ago

It was lovely. On a hot day you can jump in and cool down. Also a great location to take pictures under the waterfall.

10 months ago

Did this hike back on Feb 2016 trail was a little bit wet and slippery. It would be considered easy doable in regular shoes and clothes. There were a few waterfalls which were beautiful but a bit crowded. You can also swim under the La mina waterfall.

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10 months ago

Absolutely beautiful

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10 months ago

Amazing!

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10 months ago

I hiked this trail on 21 May 2017. the route is easy to follow but due to low cloud the views were limited. the church at the top is nice and offers shelter from wind and rain. on the wsy down i part hiked down the road and on the mount britton trail. enjoyable asnd not too strenuous.

11 months ago

A must see.

11 months ago

The falls were nice but too crowded so we just hiked up river.

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.

11 months ago

Great manicured trail

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11 months ago

The Falls were great! I was too busy watching my step that I missed gawking at the rainforest. Obviously a very popular spot, would definitely try to go much earlier if I get another chance!

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Beautiful hike and well maintained trail. Took about one hour round trip not including the time spent at the Mina falls. If possible, start the hike as early in the day as possible as the trail gets really crowded and it is a single track trail.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

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

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Friday, March 03, 2017

Trail is not as hard as this rates it! Very nice path too. Mostly small rocks and gravel. Views are amazing if you get up the before noon

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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!

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Lots of steps down and lots of steps back. Well worth it.

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

This was a hike conducted at El Yunque National Park, including a hike to the waterfall, and through the El Yunque trail to the peak and then to the observation tower.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

After coming down from Mt. Britton, I diverted along this short loop to enjoy some additional scenery. Recommended for those who are not able to hike the longer trails but still want to experience what they offer.

https://youtu.be/DXHe32Q0zKc

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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.

https://youtu.be/DXHe32Q0zKc

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

I came down the Big Tree trail to the falls, and came up this trail. This is a very different hike, as the previous trail was on a hillside and among trees, while this trail stayed close to water, and the ever present flow of the stream over rocks and into pools. It was a great counterpoint to the other trail, and I recommend combining the two to get the full experience.

https://youtu.be/DXHe32Q0zKc

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