Hiking in El Yunque National Forest
Look for wild orchids as you hike on three rainforest trails in a jungle of bamboos, Sierra Palms and giant tree ferns. The Mount Britton Trail ascends through the Tabonuco, Sierra Palm and Dwarf forests to the historic Mount Britton Tower, with its magnificent views to the Caribbean. La Mina Trail winds down along a rushing river to a roaring waterfall. After a cooling swim and a picnic, continue out on the Big Tree Trail, passing over clear mountain streams and beneath towering trees. More challenging is the trail to Juan Diego Falls. Some say this hike to three waterfalls is El Yunque’s best-kept secret. At the end of a day of hiking, return to Yuquiyú.