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Torre Britton

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Address: El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico
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This lookout tower in El Yunque is sometimes incorporated into Santeria (an...

This lookout tower in El Yunque is sometimes incorporated into Santeria (an Afro-Caribbean religion) ceremonies.

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Challenging but paved and scenic. My preferred hike on a clear day. Amazing forest and colorful bromeliads throughout. Great tower views and mountain topography!

Reviewed 21 March 2017
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Tenafly, New Jersey

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Tenafly, New Jersey
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Challenging but paved and scenic. My preferred hike on a clear day. Amazing forest and colorful bromeliads throughout. Great tower views and mountain topography!

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Reviewed 11 March 2017

Torre Britton is an easy hike on mostly paved paths. The view from the tower is spectacular! Take a water bottle and wear appropriate shoes to make this a more enjoyable outing. There are no bathrooms beyond the Palo Colorado Information Center at Km 11.7.

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Thank Carol W
Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

My family and I visited El Yunque National Forest and drove up the mountain past the lower trails, waterfalls, etc. until we reached a "restricted access" area and couldn't go any higher. We turned around and took the closest hiking trail to us, which was the trail to Mt. Britton. Near sea level the weather was beautiful but as we... More 

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Thank Jada J
Palenville, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

The hike up to Torre de Mt Britton affords stunning views of the sea, much of northeastern P.R. and El Yunque.

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Thank Jim V
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We climbed the whole trail which took probably two hours each way, but it was a nice activity to do with friends and the view from the top was unbeatable. :)

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Thank Prashant S
Bolivar, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

This is the last stop in the rainforest and there is limited parking here, be prepared for a 45 minute hike if you are a regular hiker and 1.5-2 hours if your maybe not the best hiker , it isn't a long hike @ .8 miles but is very steep in spots and if it rains can be very slippery,... More 

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moscow, idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Make sure you are wearing decent walking shoes. Take a bottle of water and snacks. The shortest hike to this tower is toward the end of the Park. There is a parking area across from a trail map. It is quite steep, but well worth the phenomenal views.

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Thank vacationer052
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

In November 2016 I hiked the trails to Torre Britton again after 20 years. This time it rained the entire way, was windy, and chilly at the top. And, I'd do it all over again. In fact, I'm planning to take my 5 year old and my 13 year old next summer. They trail is suitable for anyone physically capable,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

See the attached photo to see the landscape you'll see from the tower. It's a very easy hike from where we parked about a half mile up 191. You're in a rain forest to hike, why not hike here, too?

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

As many tourists are in El Yunque, we initially skipped the earlier trails and went to the Mount Britton trail near the end of the road as few people had made it there. We had plenty of parking and few personnel to deal with on the route. The hike up is not especially long to reach the service road (~1... More 

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