The Mine Trail (La Mina), El Yunque National Forest

Categories: Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
4.3/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web
One of the most popular walks in El Yunque, The Mine Trail (La Mina) leads through lush rainforest to an impressive 10 m (35 ft) waterfall. Take a refreshing dip in the cool waters at the bottom of the cascade, or sit by and watch as the water dashes over the huge boulders of the cliffs. At a length of 1.2 km (0.7 mi), the trail takes about 30 to 45 minutes in one direction; walkers of all abilities and experiences should be able to keep up. That said, do wear shoes with traction so as not to slip along slick surfaces. Use our El Yunque National Forest vacation trip planner to visit The Mine Trail (La Mina) on your trip to El Yunque National Forest, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Depending on your speed (careful - lots of slippery stones, etc) and whether you stop for a dip in La Mina Falls - you can do this trail in 1.5-2+ hours. Worth every minute! Simply stunning views of a...  read more »
  • Way with ups and downs in the tropical rainforest, of medium difficulty, to reach the mine Falls.
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  • This was more than expected in several ways. First, when we started out down the trail I didn't realize it was .86 miles long and a lot of ups and downs along the way. Also, remember, this is a rain f...  read more »
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