Explore the most popular kid friendly 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.

Trail is still closed but totally doable! Just pass the barrier and prepare to bushwhack a little and have fun! At no point were we unclear about the direction of the path. We managed to do this in the rain.

Just be sure to wear long pants!! There are long grasses along the way that will tear up your legs. They stick to you and have these sharp edges that draw blood. And find a stick to knock down all the spider webs. By the time you’re heading back down, there will already be more! Fun hike and recommended for the adventurous!

There is one lookout near the top where you can feel the strong winds rushing over the peak. This is honestly far cooler than the little lookout tower on top. Hold your arms out and feel like you’re flying! Just don’t slip!

Never seen a forest of palms before! Super cool and worth the effort.

Slippery but fun!

Extremely mudy but beautiful rainforest trail.

hiking
11 days ago

This trail is OPEN and beautiful! It wasn’t super crowded we got there around 10 am took us about 1.5-2 hours but we are slow and have a 10yr old dog that needed some water breaks then pee breaks. It does get slippery in some spots so wear good shoes and watch where you step! Have fun!

Easy walk with beautiful swimming hole at the end. Trail is still officially closed due to bridge repair. Currently, you could be ticketed for entering the area while improvements are being made.

beautiful! go early because it gets busy.

hiking
21 days ago

Awesome trail! Wait until the end for succession of natural pools. Can be VERY muddy... bring dry and clean clothes.

Closed on Dec 8 2018 along with all other trails starting / in the vicinity the Rec area here.

Go early enjoy the history and beautiful paved roads ... pet cats along the way ... lots of history

Great views

hiking
1 month 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.

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.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice hike!

Great view from El Morro.

The Trees and tropical vegatation is unbelivably HUGE. It is amazing and very different. Trail is easily marked with beautiful waterfalls.

I love history and love the ocean. Such a great combination of the two.

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.

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.

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.

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.

This is not a hike but an easy walk except for the 5 ft of rock scramble due to closed bridge section. We get there early to avoid cruise ship traffic and local family picnics but our dog swims and the rope swing is great if you go as high as possible before swinging to give you a huge arc and avoid the rocks. You can sit in natural rapids for a jacuzzi and water is perfect temp as long as you just jump in.

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

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.

hiking
8 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.

Short and sweet. Waterhole at the end.

walking
9 months ago

Short but pretty. Lots of small animals (lizards, birds, snails). The second half was closed due to floods washing out the bridge and swimming was not recommended because of flash flooding.

10 months ago

Amazing Hike,❤

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

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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