Big Tree Trail, El Yunque National Forest

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Bring your hiking boots and trek across the 1.4 km (0.8 mi) Big Tree Trail as you enjoy the sites and sounds of nature. Enjoy the 200-to 300-year-old trees that once filled the entire national park as you make your way through the lush green rainforest. Listen to the sound of local warblers singing while you cross one of many clear mountain streams. The asphalted trail is moderate in difficulty, has some steep climbs, and is full of covered picnic areas. It leads to a beautiful 10 m (35 ft) waterfall, which cascades down into an exquisite little pool. Go for a rewarding swim in the pool following your hike. Plan to see Big Tree Trail and other attractions that appeal to you using our El Yunque National Forest trip itinerary builder.
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  • August 13, 2017
    This trail is about a 25-30 minute hike that gets you to Las Minas falls. The hike isn't that bad, we did it with 2 girls ages 10 & 8. If it's raining be careful some spots are steep and slippery. Onc...  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    This is an easy path, paved with concrete. If you have weak knees or need a walking stick you may have to be careful. Parts are steep. The tree and its story of arrival changes from each person who te...  more »
  • July 25, 2017
    You cannot get lost on this trail. It is borders a river so all you have to do is put one foot in front of the other until you reach the waterfall.  more »

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