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The Mine Trail (La Mina)

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Address: El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico
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An extension of Big Tree Trail, this rainforest trek passes by a waterfall...

An extension of Big Tree Trail, this rainforest trek passes by a waterfall and gold mine.

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Make this the last stop of your day and the crowds should be gone making for a better visit. Wear your bathing suit under your clothes and bring water shoes and a towel.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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St. Paul, MN
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St. Paul, MN
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42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Make this the last stop of your day and the crowds should be gone making for a better visit. Wear your bathing suit under your clothes and bring water shoes and a towel.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went there after trekking to the peak of the mountain, because we had heard such good things about it. Its about a 30 minute walk each way from parking, but its a really nice trail.

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Thank Prashant S
Virginia
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The feel of the rain forest surrounding you and the anticipation of reaching the falls makes this a magical place. The trail is paved (don't use the larger rocks in the cement as they are slippery) and very easy to follow. Do everyone a favor, walk single file and if you are on the uphill, step off to let the... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are interested in swimming in this area, it is a long walk on the Big Tree Trail to get to the bottom, The cool water is refreshing if you choose to swim.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a paved walk all downhill and is best walked one way, exiting by the Big Tree trail. The path follows the cascading creek the whole way down to the Mina Falls. Quite a few birds along the way, but very difficult to see in the dense foliage and they are mostly high up in the canopy. Look out... More 

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Neshkoro, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The falls are lovely, the hike is nice and relatively short. There are some picnic tables and grills near the upper parking lot

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Trail was beautiful but it was very slippery and steep. My husband and I are a physically fit older couple...maybe it would not bother younger folks. We were afraid of falling for most of the hike and took the Tree trail back. (We then had to hitch a ride to pick up our car at the beginning of La Mina... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Amazing view + refreshing. The water is very cold so be prepared! I bought water shoes in old San Juan before coming and it was the best purchase I've made.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Good trail for the family to take (5 and 2 year old for us) - paved the entire way. We went on a non-rain day, so it wasn't slippery.

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Wallace, North Carolina
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

The trail ends at La Mina Falls. Some children and teens walked into the pool at the base of the falls, but not recommended.

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