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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  • This trail leads to La Mina Waterfall, and is a pretty mild hike, that even non-skilled hikers can feel confident taking on. The scenery is all beautiful, and the waterfall is a nice place to relax fo...  more »
  • From what I can tell, the Big Tree trail is the trail that leads to and from La Mina falls. It is a very well maintained trail that is paved all the way and has steps in the steeper areas. It is rathe...  more »
  • This waterfall was spectacular and comparable to some of the falls in Hawaii!! Would love to come back to this site.  more »