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. Work out when and for how long to visit Big Tree Trail and other El Yunque National Forest attractions using our handy El Yunque National Forest online tour planner .
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  • The hike is short, but there are lots posts about vegetation and animals in the forest. We saw some chickens there.  more »
  • MINE FALLS via BIG TREE TRAIL (km 10.2): is one of 2 possible to reach the mine FALLS cascade paths. We were informed that it was a slightly longer path but with greater ease by which opted for this. We walk about 20 minutes to get to the waterfall, the road is very cute with abundant vegetation. We parked the car indicates where the BIG TREE TRAIL sign.
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  • you can go to utube and search for vidyutraj for the video.. We went with kids and infants.. some part of the trail was slippery.. keep close watch of ur kids.. ask them not to run ! its worth the tra...  more »

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