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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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  • the .8 mi one way trail leads to La mina falls where you can swim in the cool waters. along the path are several informational panels to explain the surrounding flora and fauna. can be combined with t...  more »
  • It was a longer trail than we realized. bring/wear your bathing suit to enjoy the falls. Watch for coqui frogs and iguana!  more »
  • We hiked big tree trail as we wanted to see La Mina falls. We thought it was going to be a moderate hike but we later learned it was classified as difficult. The difficulty was some of the steepness i...  more »

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