La Mina Falls, El Yunque National Forest

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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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  • August 15, 2017
    It takes about 30-40 minutes of walking into the falls one way. The trail is quite paved so the walk was easy. We arrived at around noon time and the falls are so fully packed with tourists (on a week...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    30 min down and 30 min back up walk very nice road to walk you can bring your children I took my 5 yrs old she walk fine I don't recommend strollers the road is very thin and rocky use repellent for m...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Gorgeous waterfall but crowded when we went. I heard that some of the other ones are less crowded. Totally beautiful and worth it though! You definitely need water shoes. The rocks are brutal! Also be...  more »
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  • April 28, 2017
    Great hike to get to these falls. Once there we took a dip in the "refreshing" waters. I have never swam on been under a natural waterfall before dawn this was practically spiritual. Simply amazing!
  • April 5, 2017
    Fun hike that was a little more steep than I had anticipated. Easily managed by adults, my toddler had to be watched closely and carried much of the way. Due to the elevation and constant tree canopy along the trail it was a much cooler hike than I thought it would be. There was a small tent at the trail head selling water and snacks but we brought our own. The falls where beautiful but crowded considering it was a Tuesday. I estimated there was over 150 people at the falls. Go early in the morning or you may find it hard to park. We were there before 10 and for the last spot in the relatively small trail head parking lot.
  • April 18, 2017
    Awesome and definitely worth the hike! Lots of people in the main "pool" everyone goes to but pro tip: hike down the stream 50 yards or so. Much less people. But be careful, you are hiking over rocks and it can be slippery
  • June 14, 2017
    Pretty easy going hike. no where to change with privacy once you reach the falls. Really cool!
  • May 25, 2017
    Awesome . There are 2 ways to reach here .if you park at the top you have to hike down for about 25 minute .if you parked at the first parking spot then the hike is little more . But both are awesome and once you reach the falls you can see the beautiful water fall . Very clean water .

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