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. With our custom trip planner, El Yunque National Forest attractions like The Mine Trail (La Mina) can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • We hiked to the waterfall in the afternoon after hiking up to the peak and back down. I would recommend hiking to the waterfall first thing in order to avoid the crowds. By the time we made it to the ...  more »
  • Had a chance to get in the falls and relax. The water was perfect. Of course we where hot from the hike and the water cooled us down. Certain areas of the falls can be deep so tread carefully. Other a...  more »
  • It's a long water fall, and you cannot see the top (because of the trees). Many people climbed the rocks to get near the fall. You have to be very careful to do so as rocks may be slippery.  more »

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