San Juan National Historic Site | WALKING PATHS AND TRAILS

Paseo del Morro National Recreational Trail, San Juan National Historic Site

Paseo del Morro National Recreational Trail, San Juan National Historic Site

There are two trails within San Juan National Historic Site, one at each fort. A wonderful paved path called the Paseo del Morro National Recreational Trail runs right along the bay shore from Castillo San Felipe del Morro to the San Juan Gate. From there you can venture into Old San Juan for shopping, dining, and sightseeing.

The trail at Castillo San Cristóbal leads to the Devil’s Sentry Box, a remote sentry post right on the Atlantic Ocean coast. It is a short hike, but the terrain is overgrown with tall grass. However, if you want a great photo or just a spectacular view, this is the place to be.

Devil’s Sentry Box at Castillo San Cristobal, San Juan National Historic Site

Devil’s Sentry Box at Castillo San Cristóbal, San Juan National Historic Site

There is a third trail, though it is only a quarter mile in length. When walking from El Morro to the Paseo del Morro, there is a nature trail you can take that runs along the base of the fort and then loops back around. It was closed when I visited, so I can’t say if it is worth your time, but at only a quarter mile you don’t have much to loose if it sucks.

Scenic Loop Trail at El Morro, San Juan National Historic Site

Scenic Loop Trail at El Morro, San Juan National Historic Site

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Last updated on March 26, 2024
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