Added by Danny McGee
Stunning 360 degree views of the surrounding mountain ranges, towns and the Caribbean Sea await you just a short hike from the highway.
About halfway between Cayey and Ponce, you will see a runaway truck ramp on the north side of the highway. The best place to park for this hike is just right on the shoulder of the road (Make sure you aren't blocking the truck ramp or you risk getting a ticket). Keep in mind if you are coming from the Ponce direction, you need to flip a quick U-turn shortly after you see the ramp to get going in the right direction. The trail begins right at the top of the ramp. There are two different paths so make sure you take the one going left. Its a straightforward hike from this point, winding up through the jungle until it opens up into waist-high grass. The trail is a steep dirt path and ascends almost 600 feet in an extremely short distance. It can get extremely slippery and muddy after it rains so try to plan it when the weather is dry. A good hiking stick is recommended. Stunning panoramic views await you at the top. The mango tree that this place gets its name from sits just below the summit on the northern slope. It can get extremely busy during the day so I recommend going in the morning to beat the crowds and also get a stunning view of the sunrise.
Arbol Solitario coordinates: 18.0544147,-66.2606925
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