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La Mina Falls, El Yunque National Forest
(4.2/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web)
Trek to 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. Arrange to visit La Mina Falls and other attractions in El Yunque National Forest using our El Yunque National Forest trip itinerary maker.

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  • The falls were worth the hike that took maybe 30 minutes to get there downwards a trail and 40 minutes back up the same trail. We encountered some intensive rainy moments during the trek, so be sure t...  more »
  • The half-mile hike down to these falls might be too strenuous for some, but for most folks it is easily do-able. The trail is paved the entire way but will likely be wet. The viewing area on the bridg...  more »
  • Parking at Big Tree Falls Trail. Can be crowded. Hike 30 to 45 min on a easy to moderate trail through a majestic rain forest with a beautiful water fall that is quite refreshing to get in before you ...  more »