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La Mina Falls, El Yunque National Forest

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Waterfall
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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  • This is a tropical 35 minutes walking trough the woods of this beautiful island of Puerto Rico. The sound of the rainforest, the colors, the pure air, and the good vibes you revives from there it make...  more »
  • Hiked with 3 and 6 year old. It's not a hike for those who aren't physically well. It's slippery in spots, steep, and has steps. It's at least an boo hike round trip, but we'll worth it! If we had a r...  more »
  • You must visit El Yubque and this trail in particular. The hike is easy, with a few steep spots, but gives you a great view of the jungle. When we got to the waterfall we saw many people there so didn...  more »
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  • Really pretty! Scenic hike, but definitely not stroller-friendly! Several spots were too narrow or had steps without a ramp.
  • Beautiful waterfall area with a bunch of pools to swim in. Be forwarned, it is a bit of a hike to get there. Also it gets pretty packed at the end of the day.
  • Well worth the hike. About a half hour or so walk down, slower back because it's all uphill on the return. Except for the people and their garbage, the falls are beautiful!
  • So many beautiful things to see. Ocean views and you can see other islands
  • Amazing place to visit with a choice of an easier or harder hike.