Located on the south end of the range and a bit of a longer hike, this peak is visited less often than Pico El Yunque which is visited by many tourists. This peak is one of the few prominent peaks on the island that is not developed and does not have any radio towers on the summit. It is also surrounded by tropical forest wilderness and is a great hike.
Sierra de Luquillo
The summit is accessible from the west via El Toro National Recreational and from the north from PR-191 near the Monte Britton trailhead via the Trade Winds Trail.
USGS El Yunque
The trailhead of El Toro National Recreation Trail is off of PR-186. A small parking area off the side of the road is right next to a National Forest sign and is easy to find. An interpretive sign and map mark the beginning of the trail. The trail is 2 miles one way with 1500 feet of elevation gain.
El Yunque has a tropical climate. Hot and humid days can be expected at all elevations any time of year. Mornings can be cool at the summits and a very light jacket is recommended for any early morning hikes. Water is essential, and rain gear is also highly recommended for long hikes and comfort.
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