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Location: Caribbean National Forest, In Caribbean National Forest, E of Benitez, joins El Toro Peak to PR Hwy. #191.
Counties: Rio Grande
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Trade Winds Trail is a remote trail which leads the hiker to El Toro Peak, one of the highest peaks in the forest. It also connects to El Toro Trail. Once the hiker reaches El Toro Peak, the views of the forest and the Atlantic Ocean shoreline are spectacular. 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 to the first-time hiker. The trail was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1940s.
Width: 48 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: Soil, compacted
Average Grade: 10%
Maximum Grade: 15%
Elevation Low Point: 2,427
Elevation High Point: 3,533
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available
Year Designated: 1980
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