Mt. Britton Lookout Tower, Rio Grande

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  • It was cloudy when we went up but still a nice hike. This was my first time in a tropical rainforest so the experience and different flora and fauna was cool. When we got closer to the top we were act...  more »
  • moderate hike up to the tower offering nice views can be combined with a el yunque peak trail for a more diverse and challenging hike  more »
  • 96 steps to the top but the view is worth the work! 360 degrees of the rain forest, mountains, ocean and island. Sometimes it's obstructed by clouds and on clear day you can see forever!  more »
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  • Constructed of stone, the tower was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. Both tower and mountain are named for botanist Nathaniel Britton who with his wife and colleague, Elizabeth Knight Britton identified a substantial amount of the native and endemic tree and plant species of the Luquillo mountains in the 1920s. On a clear day the tower’s observation deck affords the lucky hiker a panoramic view of the surrounding forest, the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea and the southeastern and northeastern coastal plain.
  • This is a pretty steep hike, but definitely worth it! Amazing views at the top. Also you can see tons of wildlife and interesting flowers along the trail
  • A much shorter hike than to El Yunque peak, but still with a great view.
  • We confirmed the steep hike last week but it's well worth the effort.
  • Close to 1.5 miles hike. Not hard as there are walking paths and unpaved roads.

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