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Big Tree Trail, El Yunque National Forest

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Hiking Trail
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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  • we took this trail up from the falls thinking it made a loop and it doesn't. It was not as pretty as back tracking the Mina Falls trail, but I guess it depends on where you can find a parking spot.  more »
  • This hike was fairly quick and easy. It's a paved trail the entire way to the La Mina Falls. There were many informational signs along the way. It's very popular place to hike, so it can be difficult ...  more »
  • Confusing ride up to hike trail but trail is nicely paved, a bit tiring for someone out of shape but there are ups and downs so none of it is too terrible. La Mina is beautiful, I would suggest going ...  more »