Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls), El Yunque National Forest

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Trek to Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls), a waterfall that represents the focal point of one of the park's most popular trails. The waterfall drops over 10.6 m (35 ft) through a maze of rocks and into a scenic pool surrounded by trees. Take a dip in the refreshing mountain water, or hang back to photograph the impressive scenery and the water feature that dominates it. The hike down to the waterfall takes between 30 and 45 minutes, with footbridges cutting across the river that feeds the waterfall several times. While the hike down can be easy enough in good conditions, the route back, uphill and including several sets of concrete stairs, can be tough. Plan your visit to Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls) and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our El Yunque National Forest day trip planner .
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  • We visited La Mina Falls in January. We had been to El Yunque many times but had not been to this area. It is really easy to get to and very cute. The walk is easy for kids and those who are fairly st...  more »
  • This was a pretty good spot to take pictures. We spent about 20 minutes and it seemed like plenty of time. This was a stop on the way down the mountain.  more »
  • You Go through your car and you find this pretty waterfall. Plenty of water, good pictures and nice drizzle to cool off.
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  • Beautyfull it's a unique experience swim under the waterfall
  • Super neat! One of the few places to swim on the island with such a beautiful waterfall :) Easy to access too
  • Worth the hike down to see it. Water is cold but refreshing. A must see if you go to the Yunque Rain Forest
  • Awesome place to see. Highly recommended.
  • The trail to La Mina falls is still closed due to the hurricane as of 8/8/18, major bummer. The guard working the entrance said it may be another year before they can open it.
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