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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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El Yunque Rainforest Hiking from San Juan
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Small-Group El Yunque Rainforest Day Trip from San Juan

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Great hike!

Not for the faint of heart. Lots of steps and steep inclines. Trail is rocky and wet, very slippery! I slipped twice in my tennis shoes but avoided falling. Approx 40 min. In and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Thomas3965
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not for the faint of heart. Lots of steps and steep inclines. Trail is rocky and wet, very slippery! I slipped twice in my tennis shoes but avoided falling. Approx 40 min. In and 40 min out. Beautiful !

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Bloomfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After the hike through the forest to get to the falls . Swimming up to the cool running water fall was amazing and unforgettable. One of the coolest thing to do in PR.

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Wayne, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Depending on your speed (careful - lots of slippery stones, etc) and whether you stop for a dip in La Mina Falls - you can do this trail in 1.5-2+ hours. Worth every minute! Simply stunning views of all there is to see in this tropical rain forest! Highly recommend. Bring your camera, good/grippy/comfortable shoes, and lots of cold beverages... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

This was more than expected in several ways. First, when we started out down the trail I didn't realize it was .86 miles long and a lot of ups and downs along the way. Also, remember, this is a rain forest, so the weather is usually very wet, especially when a low flying cloud goes overhead and dumps a shower... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

This trail boasts 2 things. One beautiful views of el yunque rainforest and 2, how good your hiking skills are. This trail will test your cardio being the trail has climbs and drops. But it's all worth it when you finally arrive at the Mina waterfalls below. Tip: pack a waterbottle and wear comfortable athletic shoes. I saw a lady... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

The trail made me second guess myself almost the whole way. It is after all the rainforest so it's not a sidewalk or anything like that. It was slippery in spots especially since it had been raining off and on. This was amazing to see that we were climbing up to what felt like cloud level. It was a challenge... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

The La Mina Trail is in a beautiful setting surrounded by nature, much of which only found in that area. At the falls, many people swim & play in the water. The trail there is long and has lots of up & down, with varying degrees of width and grade but overall passable. You'll see lots of other neat things... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We hiked this trail carrying our five-month-old in a baby carrier. It was a safe trail that required a moderate effort to hike back out. We got some great pictures and an awesome work out!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful, clear water gradually descending through rocky passages so you get that great thundering waterfall sound but the trail is overcrowded. The pool at the bottom is very small and you have to elbow your way into the pool with no room to paddle around once you get there. However, we took a quick dip in a small, quiet pool... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

The trail can be narrow, slippery, crowded as there is coming and going foot traffic. Not recommended for small children or elderly unless in good physical shape. The trek in is pretty much downhill but has twist, turns and requires paying attention. The trek back out is thus uphill quite a bit. On the trail one encounters several small watefalls... More 

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