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Big Tree Trail

El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico
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informative trail to falls

the .8 mi one way trail leads to La mina falls where you can swim in the cool waters. along the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Christopher F
McMurdo Station Antarctica
30 minutes to the waterfalls

It was a longer trail than we realized. bring/wear your bathing suit to enjoy the falls. Watch for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
tommy b
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the .8 mi one way trail leads to La mina falls where you can swim in the cool waters. along the path are several informational panels to explain the surrounding flora and fauna. can be combined with the la mina falls trail for a 2...More

Thank Christopher F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a longer trail than we realized. bring/wear your bathing suit to enjoy the falls. Watch for coqui frogs and iguana!

Thank tommy b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We hiked big tree trail as we wanted to see La Mina falls. We thought it was going to be a moderate hike but we later learned it was classified as difficult. The difficulty was some of the steepness in certain parts but overall it...More

Thank iido1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the El Portal Center (KM 4.3) - Big Tree Trailhead is located at (KM 10.2). There is about 20 parking spaces available in this lot. This is the first Trailhead Option to the La Mina Falls. It is said to be 1 KM longer...More

Thank DiAlJo
Reviewed 5 April 2017

we took this trail up from the falls thinking it made a loop and it doesn't. It was not as pretty as back tracking the Mina Falls trail, but I guess it depends on where you can find a parking spot.

Thank travelwithkids2014
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This hike was fairly quick and easy. It's a paved trail the entire way to the La Mina Falls. There were many informational signs along the way. It's very popular place to hike, so it can be difficult to find parking. I think you may...More

Thank DynamicFly
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Confusing ride up to hike trail but trail is nicely paved, a bit tiring for someone out of shape but there are ups and downs so none of it is too terrible. La Mina is beautiful, I would suggest going earlier than we did. We...More

Thank 123kmd
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Hard walk. 30-35 min one way. Steep ups and downs. Full photo View of falls blocked by crowds posing for pics and climbing on rocks.

Thank GumperBhame
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Big Tree, like the other trails in El Yunque is a really well maintained trail, and is great for novice hikers. It's a short hike to La Mina Falls, which is worth hanging out at and taking a swim!

Thank jrobba
Reviewed 1 March 2017

A bus picked us up from our resort and drove us to the top of the trail. The weather was really nice. Not too humid or anything for being in a forest in Puerto Rico. We followed the trail down which led us to a...More

Thank joslyn324
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Karley S
Do you recall if there is a bathroom at the parking lot at the start of Big Tree Trail?
29 April 2017|
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