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Mt Britton Trail

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Constructed of stone, the tower was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. Both tower and mountain are named for botanist Nathaniel Britton who with his wife and colleague, Elizabeth Knight Britton identified a substantial amount of the native and endemic tree and plant species of the Luquillo mountains in the 1920s. On a clear day the tower’s observation deck affords the lucky hiker a panoramic view of the surrounding forest, the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea and the southeastern and northeastern coastal plain.

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The trailhead is located on a one way loop road, PR 9938, located off the upper (southern) end of PR 191 (near Km. 13). Limited parking is available along the road in designated areas. Cars must be parked well off the road, not blocking the road or trailhead, and should be locked with any valuables secured in the trunk or carried along on the trail.



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  Area/Length : 
.8 miles

  Elevation : 
2493 feet to 3087 feet - 3087 feet