If you are short on time and want to feel as if you have really ‘summited,’ take the 0.8-mile (45-minute) climb up through the palma sierra forest into the cloud forest that surrounds this peak. It's named after the famous botanist, Nathaniel Britton, who identified several plant and tree species in the region in the 1920s.
The trail is a continuous climb on paved surfaces to the evocative stone Mt Britton Tower, built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps. When not shrouded by clouds, the panoramic views extend over the forest to the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean.
The trailhead is on a dirt track, which veers off Hwy 191 for half a kilometer at the latter's endpoint at Km 13. The more adventurous can connect to El Yunque Trail via the 0.86-mile Mt Britton Spur.