El Yunque National Forest For Mountain Biking

The 2nd most popular mountain bike trail in Puerto Rico.

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Southeast of San Juan, the El Yunque National Forest (aka Caribbean National Forest or El Bosque Nacional del Caribe) is a lush paradise in the mountains. The best options for mountain biking are on abandoned roads, such as the following: 1) SR191 between kilometer marker 13.4 & 21; 2) SR930/FS27 (unsigned) one-way six miles; 3) SR915 and side excursion on TR#9.

To reach El Yunque National Forest from San Juan, head east on Highway 26 to Highway 66. Continue east on Highway 66 to Highway 3. Head east on Route 3 to Palmer. In Palmer, turn right heading south on Route 191 for 4.3km to the El Portal Tropical Forest Visitor Center. It is about 40km from San Juan.

Note: Mountain bikes and horses are not permitted on any trails within the El Yunque National Forest.

Overall, El Yunque National Forest is the 2nd most popular mountain bike trail of all 6 mountain biking rides in Puerto Rico. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby El Yunque National Forest including Commonweatlth Forest Reserves and Sabana Grande.

El Yunque National Forest Mountain Biking Map



Local Contact(s):  El Yunque National Forest (787) 888-1880; Puerto Rico Tourism Company (787) 721-2400; Adrenalina Bike Shop (787) 727-1233; Ciclo Mundo Bike Shop (787) 763-4367; Bike Stop (787) 764-4987; National Weather Service (787) 253-0840

Recommended Book:  "Caribbean Hiking Guide" from Timothy Okeefe

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Primative camping in Forest by Permit Only (787) 888-1880; Casa Flamboyant (787) 874-6074; La Casa Devida Natural (888) 3LACASA

Luxury Loding:  Yuquiyu Resort & Spa; Las Casitas Village, Westin Rio Mar Resort

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.usda.gov/elyunque/

GPS:  18.34108, -65.76087

Date Published:  5/21/2016

Date Updated:  7/28/2016

ID:  5668

El Yunque National Forest Mountain Biking Map


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