Yokahu Tower – El Yunque

There is no doubt that Yokahu Tower is one of the top two or three spots in all of El Yunque National Forest. Yokahu Tower is one of two observation towers that you can climb to the top for outstanding views.

Yokahu Tower is the more consistent of the two towers when it comes to weather. The other tower is Mount Britton Tower, which is located at a much higher elevation and usually has cloud cover that interferes with the views. The other major benefit to Yokahu Tower is the ease of access. The tower is maybe thirty feet away from the parking lot with no elevation change until you start to climb the tower. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Mt. Britton Tower requires a good amount of exertion to hike a trail which ascends rapidly through the forest before reaching the tower.

In addition to the wonderful views and ease of access that Yokahu Tower affords you, there are also many informational signs around the tower. We have included a few of those signs in the pictures below.

IF THE WEATHER IS CLEAR WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU HEAD STRAIGHT TO YOKAHU TOWER!!! Taking advantage of the clear weather will set you up with views of the entire northeast coast and mountains.

*A note from the National Forest Website is that you should close windows, lock doors, and place valuables in your trunk.

GPS Coordinates : 18.312414, -65.770196
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