El Yunque NF
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  • El Yunque Trail

    Status: OPEN

     

    This trail can be accessed via Caimitillo or Mt. Britton Trail and Spur. The hiker passes through the lush canopy of the Palo Colorado forest into the higher elevations of the Sierra Palm (Palma de Sierra in Spanish) forest, eventually reaching the mysterious, ever-foggy Cloud Forest at the trail’s end. Trail surface is a composite of asphalt, gravel and native stone, and can be muddy in places. There is a rain shelter mid-way along the first half of the trail.

     

    Location: Road 191 km 12.0

    Distance: 2.6 miles (4.2 km)

    Time: 1.8 hours one-way

     Elevation: 630-1050 meters

    Difficulty: Challenging

    Amenities: N/A

    Special Safety Messages: can be muddy in places. A portion of El Yunque Trail near El Yunque Peak is closed until further notice due to unsafe conditions, while repairs can be completed. Hiking access to El Yunque Peak is available along Rd. 10. Access to El Yunque Peak through the El Yunque Trail will be closed at the entrance to Los Picachos Peak. Visitors will still be able to access Los Picachos Peak..