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La Mina Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 5.0 (3) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A pleasant, paved trail leading to La Mina Falls.


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Map Key

0.7

Miles

1.1

KM

Point to Point

2,093' 638 m

High

1,654' 504 m

Low

0' 0 m

Up

439' 134 m

Down

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Unknown

Features River/Creek · Swimming · Waterfall

Family Friendly Easy, but slippery paved trail.

Flash flood warning.

Overview

This is a popular, family friendly route following the La Mina river to the 35 foot La Mina Falls.

Need to Know

Recommend getting there very early in the morning if you want to avoid the crowds. This is the most crowded and popular trail in El Yunque National Forest. Wear your swimsuit!

Description

Hike on a mostly paved trail for about 3/4 mile to La Mina Falls. There are many opportunities for swimming in the beautiful river on the way to the falls, so remember to bring a swimsuit. The waterfall area is slippery - it's recommend that visitors wear non-slip footwear or water shoes. You can continue hiking on the Big Tree Trail after La Mina Falls, which meets up with PR 191 after 0.8 miles, or head back the way you came.

Contacts

Shared By:

John Sprunger with improvements by Heliodor Jalba

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  5.0 from 3 votes

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La Mina Falls can be quite gorgeous when the flow is strong.
Jan 2, 2017 near Palmer, PR

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