Trails and Paths on the North side of El Yunque.
1. Easiest and most level path is the Angelito Trail off side road #988. A gentle walk through the lower forest (20 minute walk over a little, newly rebuilt, wooden bridge). A large swimming hole in the river is at the end. Very pleasant and easy walking, though a bit long.
2. Top of road # 191. A 45 minute walk from the Mt. Britton parking takes you up a cement path with steps. There are a few rest shelters alongside the path. 45 minutes up and 15 minutes down again! but the view is well worth it. Mt. Britton This trail gives you a real look at what really is the actual rainforest, plus a magnivicent view from the top of the tower or, if cloudy, the experience of being in a cloud with the cloud swirling around you!
3. A lot more difficult climb, further up from Mt. Britton, is to the very top of El Yunque. You can go by the very long forest path or just walk up the service road. Near the top is a sign for 'La Roca'. The trail strarts by the cyclone fence to the left of the cell towers building. This little trail is a unique experience in the exotic dwarf forest. At the end of the path is a giant rock. Clamber up to an amazing view. Back on the road continue up to the tip top of the road where there is a small tower with good panoramic views all around. Photo below.
4. There is a difficult, muddy trail below La Coca Falls. People get lost, it is suitable for experienced hikers only.
PUERTO RICO ELEVATIONS MAP.
* El Toro 3533 Ft
* Pico El Yunque 3494 Ft
* Pico Del Este 3446 Ft
* El Cacique 3346 Ft
* Los Picachos 3175 Ft
* Mount Briton 3075 Ft
* La Mina 3055 Ft