Views · Wildflowers
Need to Know
The trail doesn't have as much shade as one would expect on El Yunque. Wear sunscreen and get ready to sweat! Trail is very muddy in the top sections on a typical day.
On one side of the road is the trailhead next to someone's house and yard. Across the road, is a small paved parking area that can fit five to six cars.
The trail is alternating sections of gravel and dirt. There are two short, flat segments along the trail, and other than that, it's steady uphill. At the peak, there's a short staircase.
There are no splits in the trail, so you won't have a way to accidentally get lost.
The top is often cloudy. Sit down on the rocks for a while, cool off in the breeze, and watch the clouds come and go. There will be openings to look through every now and then, and you'll be able to see the northern and eastern coastlines.
A number of colorful and/or elaborate flowers are visible as you progress through the trail.
Flora & Fauna
Lots of dragonflies. The area at the peak has lots of black-with-orange butterflies, species Antillea Pelops (see picture).
Shared By: Heliodor Jalba