Los Picachos peaks at the top of the El Yunque rainforest in Puerto Rico Photo: @Elena
loves to camp, when he is not working.
54 steps to the peak of El Yunque. Luquillo Mountain's' second highest peak. Photo: Demian
|The very peak of El Yunque is up these 54 steps. Great and ever changing views from up here. Not a good spot to camp as it is too exposed.
Making oneself at home! Forest service provides rest hut along the many trails.
|The highest hut on the trail up to the peak. There are no facilities but you can sleep under the little hut if you prefer that to a tent on the ground or a hammock tent.
Campfires are permited in designated areas. Photo: Demian
Campfires are permited in designated areas.
To camp in the Luquillo Mountains, in the El Yunque National Forest you need a permit ( free, but a donation would always be a nice thing to do). See the camping page for more information.
DON"T forget to bring a rainjacket and a sweater or seatshirt, it does get cold and it is very damp. Demian forgot his sleeping bag liner and said he got cold. Bring flashlights ! Please take out everything you bring in, including all your garbage.
On the plus side: There are no bears and no poisonous snakes!