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Big Tree Trail

El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico
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Easy, breezy trail

You cannot get lost on this trail. It is borders a river so all you have to do is put one foot in... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Miriam S
Bih tree trail

My 5 year old son was scared walking this trail. The Mina Trail is better . Mina trail has stairs... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Elizabeth R
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This short, memorable and popular walk is the best way to experience the rainforest.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed yesterday

You cannot get lost on this trail. It is borders a river so all you have to do is put one foot in front of the other until you reach the waterfall.

Thank Miriam S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My 5 year old son was scared walking this trail. The Mina Trail is better . Mina trail has stairs and lots of ponds one can enter to get refreshed before arriving to the Mina Fall. This trail is a straight narrow and concrete path...More

1  Thank Elizabeth R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Again, once you're already inside the rain forest, you might as well take as many trails as you can. It's a stunning place to visit, even though the "Big Tree" isn't as impressive as they make it sound.

Thank MerlynDalamar
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

The trail is just under a mile and ends at some gorgeous falls. We went with two kids - 7 and 5. Both made it fine but were tired. Be sure to have good shoes and water. Snacks helped too. The trail is narrow and...More

Thank Brian A
Reviewed 8 May 2017

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 27 April 2017

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 27 April 2017 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 25 April 2017

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 22 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
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