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El Yunque Trail

Intermediate

Trail

4.9 mile 7.9 kilometer out and back
76% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,290' 393 m
Descent: -1,290' -393 m
High: 3,400' 1,036 m
Low: 2,110' 643 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 27% (15°)

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A popular out-and-back with scenic views to the top of El Yunque Peak through lush jungle landscapes.

John Sprunger

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Overview

One of the most popular trails in El Yunque National Forest, this route is a mostly uphill journey to El Yunque Peak. Along the way, there are many beautiful scenic vistas, lush jungle, and side run opportunities.

Need to Know

Bring plenty of water and appropriate footwear. The trail can be muddy and slippery after the rain.

Description

Work your way through a rainforest to the top of El Yunque Peak. The trail is easy to follow, relatively family friendly, and offers opportunities for side trips to Los Picachos and Mt. Britton, as well as the Caimitillo and Bano de Oro trails. There is a tower on top of the peak with a 360° view of the area, which is perfect on cloudless days.

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Multiple waterfalls have been known to grace the El Yunque Trail at any given time.
Jan 2, 2017 near Hato Ca…, PR
The view from atop El Yunque Peak can often be clouded. However, even in the clouds, the view is absolutely worth it.
Jan 2, 2017 near Hato Ca…, PR
The El Yunque Trail travels through lush jungle on its way to El Yunque Peak.
Jan 2, 2017 near Hato Ca…, PR
The Old Tower on top of El Yunque Peak makes for great photo-ops.
Jan 2, 2017 near Hato Ca…, PR

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