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Big Tree Trail, El Yunque National Forest

(4.3/5 based on 110+ 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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  • Big Tree, like the other trails in El Yunque is a really well maintained trail, and is great for novice hikers. It's a short hike to La Mina Falls, which is worth hanging out at and taking a swim!  more »
  • By this road through the forest and enter to the waterfall of the mine a little difficulty reaching the mine casacada road alternative is return by the same route, or follow 30 minutes more along route of ascent through more waterfalls and streams (way more pintorescco) and reach palo colorado area and then again by the stepped path where I leave the vehicle the big tree trail entrance. There is in the way places to rest and access bathrooms, restaurants, parking lots and selling gifts and food
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  • A bus picked us up from our resort and drove us to the top of the trail. The weather was really nice. Not too humid or anything for being in a forest in Puerto Rico. We followed the trail down which l...  more »