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Address: El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico
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Be sure to leap into the cool waters at the base of this 35-foot cascade.

Be sure to leap into the cool waters at the base of this 35-foot cascade.

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Rainforest Nature Walk to La Mina Waterfall
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El Yunque Rainforest Hiking from San Juan

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Fun hike and a must swim spot!

This was a fun, fairly easy (for someone in decent shape) hike to the falls. We took the Big Tree Trail. Make sure that you bring a swimsuit, it was very nice water! Wasn't... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Eloy, Arizona
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Eloy, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a fun, fairly easy (for someone in decent shape) hike to the falls. We took the Big Tree Trail. Make sure that you bring a swimsuit, it was very nice water! Wasn't even that cold for March. I would highly recommend it. Make sure that you bring something to keep your electronics and such dry as it is... More 

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Las Galletas, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The road to get there was in bad shape, but it was worthwhile. Great views on the way and beautiful rain forest. Also lots of information places to stop by and several zip lines, if that is in your taste. You can also find different trecks to take that are mapped and rated as to difficulty and duration of the... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I only did 2 hikes in the rainforest with my group. This was one of them. An easy hike down to the bottom. I recommend you endure the cold water to refresh yourself for the climb back to the top. I want to go back El Yunque and hike more trails but this was a good one.

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River Falls
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

35-40 minutes each way but worth it. Moderate hike on mostly concrete trail. Some stairs. Well worth it. The falls are awesome. Sturdy shoes or sandals recommended

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Gilbert, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went in August which is the slow season but this place was still pack. The walk is easy hiking down to the falls but a little challenging going back up. The falls are covered in rocks so make sure you bring a pair of shoes that can be used in water so that you don't slip while trying to... More 

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Canton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The trail down to Mina Falls requires sure footing. Much of the walk is uneven w/ slippery stones. That said, it is beautiful and culminates w/ the lovely pools and the falls. It requires dedication to actually get into the water (rocks). We saw a giant centipede, a large snail, and a hummingbird nest on our way. Look carefully.

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Guilford, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a nice, moderately difficult hike to the falls. The area at the bottom of the falls was all large rocks and seemed like it would be slippery. There were a lot of people, some large groups in the water and it was a bit crowded. I agree with other reviews: not much wildlife to be seen on this... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dampen a towel or cloth and rub it off your body or use a natural product. We did not see one mosquito. It is about a 1 hour of a moderate difficulty hike on a stone path to the falls. We did not see any animals on the path, but you could hear frogs calling. We were not able to... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can take a short 30 minute hike along a well maintained trail, and check out La Mina Falls in El Yunque. It's a fairly easy hike, and the falls are gorgeous. They're comparable to ones I've seen on Kauai and Maui. Excellent way to spend a few hours!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This waterfall is not a large rock with water falling straight down. It is beautiful, but it is not a larger version of the Coca Falls you've already seen before you get here. We went down the Palo Colorado trail, the second one you come to. The first is the Big Tree which is much less steep. The second has... More 

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