La Mina Trail - Package #2


The La Mina trail is the most popular, hence the most heavily traveled trail on the EYNF. The trail follows the course of the La Mina River downward through lush tropical trees, shrubs and flowers to the La Mina waterfall (Cascada La Mina). Along the way, it crosses and re-crosses the rushing river on many small bridges, passing tiny cascades and still pools filled with chilled mountain water, on its way to the falls.

At a Glance

Permit Info: Permit is required for camping.
Open Season: All year except christmas
Restrictions: Tents must be located at least 30 feet away from any trail or body of water and at least 50 feet from roads and developed picnic sites. Do not dig trenches/diversions to channel water. 14 day stay limit, 8 people max per group.

General Information


This trail begins at the Palo Colorado Information Center located at PR 191, km 12.2 in the EYNF El Yunque Recreation Area. Parking is available in two adjacent paved parking lots, as well as at designated areas along the road.



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The trail ends at Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls), an exquisite waterfall that drops over 35 feet through a jumble of huge rocks into a lovely pool where hikers can choose to swim in the cool refreshing water or merely rest and enjoy the view.

Water Temperature60 to 65 degees