With more than 23 miles of well-maintained trails and plenty of rugged terrain, El Yunque has a plethora of easy day hikes. Come prepared (water bottle, good walking shoes and rain poncho), remembering there are few places to buy snacks and use restroom facilities.

It’s a good idea to check in at the visitors center for the latest weather update before heading out for a trek. El Yunque’s weather reflects its wet ecosystem: sudden surges of light rain can occur anytime during the year in this dense rainforest, so throw on some protective gear and get on with your day. During hurricane season El Yunque can get drenched; some trails might be closed due to mudslides and streams swell enormously. Winter nights in the Luquillo mountains can be damp and a little chilly.