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. Plan your visit to 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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  • La Mina Falls is one of the most visited spots in El Yunque Rain Forest. You'll notice that the parking lot will fill up really fast - but don't be worried, there are lots of places to park along the ...  more »
  • Second time doing this hike in the rain forest , amazing . It is a 25 min walk to the water fall there are stops there is also a concession. Stand at the beginning to buy drinks and food , take your t...  more »
  • Extremely beautiful tourist attractions. This is a bit of a drive up in the mountains. You have to climb some big rocks once you get off the main road, in order to reach the water falls. But the view ...  more »
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  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Pretty easy going hike. no where to change with privacy once you reach the falls. Really cool!
  • 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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