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

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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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  • July 20, 2017
    While visiting El Yunque you must experience this trail! Take a dip in the waterfall and the ponds. Wear running clothes that dry easy - there is no where to change and wearing bathing suit under clot...  more »
  • July 14, 2017
    Great hike so long as you are in ok physical condition. Although you can bathe in the water surrounding the waterfall, the waterfall itself can be dangerous, so approach with caution. In my opinion, y...  more »
  • June 16, 2017
    The Mina Trail is fully cleared and paved, making it a nice hike for the inexperienced or those who don't want anything technically challenging. The paving stones, however, can get very slippery, espe...  more »

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