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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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Small-Group El Yunque Rainforest Day Trip from San Juan
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cold water!!

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Arianna M
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Miami, Florida

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank Gary C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The entire trail is paved which made it easy in that regard. However, make sure you bring water and a towel! You are going to wait to walk into the falls! Very refreshing. The trail is longer with a lot of inclines but nothing too terrible.

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Thank Amy L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

This is a great little hike to do if you are physically capable. I didn't think it was all that difficult and I don't hike anymore. it was raining when I went and I did fall once but didn't get hurt. I think this is a MUST DO activity. You'll never forget it!!

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Thank Donna D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Reading reviews prior to this trail scared me a bit however my personal experience was pretty simple. The hike isn't particularly difficult and while there is mild expected wetness, I did the hike easily with flip flops. Once you hear the running water from LA Mina you're about 20 minutes away. We'll worth the hike. What a beauty!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 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 November 2016 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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