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El Toro

photo: El Yunque Rain Forest. Photo by Sajyasingh.

Length: 2.20 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Backcount
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Camping
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Swimming
Wildlife Observation
Wildlife Observation

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Location: Caribbean National Forest
State(s):
Counties: Rio Grande
Longitude: -65.85814
Latitude: 18.281

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Description

El Toro Trail is located on the Western side of the forest near a rural community. It is a remote nature trail that offers a unique experience to hikers. The trail was constructed by the Civil Conservation Corps in the 1940's and is still very much in the same condition as when it was originally constructed. When hikers reach El Torro peak, views are spectacular. A panoramic view of the forest and the Atlantic shoreline is impressive. The flora and fauna found along the trail are unique to the upper elevations of the rain forest. Due to the rain, lush vegetation, and steep slopes, the trail can be very challenging for a first time hiker.

Additional Details

Width: 48 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil, compacted
Secondary Surface: Soil, Compacted

Average Grade: 15%
Maximum Grade: 25%
Elevation Low Point: 2,132
Elevation High Point: 3,533
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
1980

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
Jose Ortega
El Yunque National Forest
P.O. Box 490
Palmer, PR 721
(787) 888-5613
jrortega@fs.fed.us
http://www.southernregion.fs.fed.us/caribbean

 

Photos

El Yunque Rain Forest. Photo by Sajyasingh.

El Yunque Rain Forest. Photo by Sajyasingh.

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