Explore the most popular wildlife 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.

Slippery but fun!

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14 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!

beautiful! go early because it gets busy.

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

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.

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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.

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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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

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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Monday, September 04, 2017

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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Thursday, July 06, 2017

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.

hiking
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

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!

hiking
Monday, May 29, 2017

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

Sunday, May 28, 2017

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.

hiking
Friday, May 26, 2017

Absolutely beautiful

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.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Great manicured trail

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

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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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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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

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

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Monday, September 26, 2016

There is a lot of stairs really easy to go down hard to go up the fall is very pretty we saw a couple of small brds

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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.

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