A trip to Puerto Rico wouldn’t be complete without a trip to El Yunque, the only tropical rainforest in the US National Forest System.
There is a visitor’s certre to visit, and as you drive in, a place to leave your vehicle. From here, your trip will be on foot.
This is the path at the entrance. Beyond here, it is mostly paved access.
Part way through, you will encounter La Coca Waterfall.
It is a long trip up the path. Very hot, and very humid. People coming down the path tell you that you’re almost there, but you’re not. It’s a very long slog, with a reward at the end.
I stayed at the top for about an hour, chatting with the locals (thanks for the info, George!). From here, one can see San Juan, Loiza and Fahardo. That dot out in the Atlantic Ocean is St Thomas.
Clouds blow past your head. There was a brief rainstorm. Returning takes less than half the time it takes to get there.