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La Mina Trail

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

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.

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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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  Area/Length : 
.7 miles

  Elevation : 
1640 to 2132 feet - 2132 feet