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“Everchanging Views”
Review of Torre Britton

Torre Britton
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Owner description: This lookout tower in El Yunque is sometimes incorporated into Santeria (an Afro-Caribbean religion) ceremonies.
Cleveland, Ohio
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“Everchanging Views”
Reviewed 14 January 2014

One thing about the hikes in El Yunque are that they are very well maintained and cemented throughout. Also most hikes are classified as 'Challenging' but I believe they have a different system of ranking as compared to the National Park System. What they say 'Challenging' is in fact 'Moderately difficult' when compared to rating for National Park System.

The Mount Britton trail is classified as 'Challenging' but decided to take it anyways. Remember to pack a cap / poncho to prevent from rains and stay off the stones on the path when raining. The hike is mostly uphill and when the clouds hit the mountain you are walking through the clouds. The views from the top are awesome, constantly changing because of the changing cloud cover. Dont let a rainy day discourage you because the clouds clear up in an instant and the views are awesome when that happens. Totally worth the hike.
45 mins one way on average pace.

Visited December 2013
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Kansas
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115 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“A hike to the clouds”
Reviewed 22 December 2013

This is a heck of a hike as it is mostly up hill. Beautiful scenery in the rainforest to get to this tower make it a good hike. We could not see much as there were clouds all around us but that was kind of cool as well.

Visited December 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
“Nice hike and in theory a great view”
Reviewed 6 December 2013

We had bad luck with the view - the people leaving as we arrived told us it was great but unfortunately the clouds had just blown over. We waited for 15 minutes or so, but no luck. However, the hike up through the forest was still pretty and we enjoyed it. The tower has an interesting look with orange moss growing all over it. The hike up from the road is not bad - somewhat steep in spots but paved the entire way and beautiful. When you hit the gravel road, follow it up a little further to the fork, and go right another quarter mile or so to reach the tower.

Visited December 2013
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Los Angeles
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“Remarkable landscape”
Reviewed 4 August 2013

Sitting in the car just after the walk back down. Hike up isn't crazy but not easy either. I couldn't imagine a better viewing point though. One of those you really just can't capture on film and instead let it sink into your minds eye for later recall. Go!

Visited August 2013
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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Torre Britton is a Castle in the Clouds!”
Reviewed 23 June 2013

It's one of the most cozy trails. Once you park your car, start going up. The trail is pretty easy. They have a path with cement which makes it easier to climb. Once you finish with the path, you'll get to an open area with a fork. If you go to the right, you'll go to Torre Britton.
Once you get there, go all the way up. The view is amazing. If by any chance you get to the top and it's cloudy, you may not be able to see anything because you will be in the clouds (literally) just wait a couple of minutes, the wind blows pretty hard and the clouds will move. once the move, you'll see a whole new world!!

Visited June 2013
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