El Yunque Rain Forest, El Yunque National Forest

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#1 of 191 in Parks in Puerto Rico
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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  • The trail is still accessible, just not from the usual trailhead - use the trail from Caimitillo. The grade is quite even i.e. no steep then flat sections. There are spots that require some...  more »
  • Not very far from San Juan. Curved roads not super safe, so be careful driving out there. Lots of souvenir shops and places to have a drink and bite. Castles and waterfalls to see during your journey....  more »
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