El Yunque Rain Forest, El Yunque National Forest

4.6
#1 of 187 in Parks in Puerto Rico
Must see · Forest · Nature / Park
Discover a lush tropical escape by hiking El Yunque Rain Forest, noted for its remarkable biological diversity. The only tropical rainforest under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Forest Service, this verdant area shelters more than 400 plant species, many of which you can see by hiking any one of a dozen well-maintained hiking trails. An interpretative visitor's center highlights the importance of this sprawling forest, while picnic pavilions ensure enough space to rest and contemplate the significance of this green kingdom in eastern Puerto Rico. Check the website for suggested family-friendly hikes and a printable brochure explaining the history of the forest. Before you head to El Yunque National Forest, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly El Yunque National Forest planning tool, to make sure you see all that El Yunque National Forest has to offer, including El Yunque Rain Forest.
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  • You will definitely want to take this hike to see Mt. Britton, Juan Diego and the El Yunque Peak (will see next time). Amazing views and marked trails. With new covid regulations, commercial vehicles....  more »
  • El Yunque was lush and beautiful beginning from the drive in, all the way up and on the trails too. this day excursion did not disappoint. The smell of either of jasmine or juniper would breeze...  more »

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Observation Deck
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Side trips from El Yunque National Forest

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Island
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Forest
Bosque Nacional El Yunque Puerto Rico
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Forest
El Yunque National Forest Rio Grande
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Hidden gems in El Yunque National Forest

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Mountain
El Yunque
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Hiking Trail
Big Tree Trail
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Specialty Museum
El Portal Tropical Forest Center
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Duration: 1 hour
Hiking Trail
Mount Britton Trail
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min

Nature in El Yunque National Forest

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Luquillo Mountain Range
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Waterfall
Juan Diego Falls
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Mountain
El Toro
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Duration: 2h 30 min

Parks in El Yunque National Forest

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Angelito Trail
4.2
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