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Big Tree Trail, El Yunque National Forest
(4.2/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The majestic trees are only in this particular rain forest. That's right only in 1 place on the planet. How can you pass that up 
  • Worth the trip and the hike. Big Tree Trail was nice with informative trail info along the beginning of the trail. Could get a little slippery after a rain. La Mina waterfall was beautiful. 
  • I can't say enough about how beautiful El Yunque National Forest is. The trees and plants are amazing! It's super cool to hike the mountain and watch as you go above the trees.