Bosque Estatal De Toro Negro

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While not the most popular of Puerto Rico's natural attractions, the park at Toro Negro Forest offers a varied experience for hikers looking for a day of sightseeing and trail blazing.

There are nearly a dozen different trail patterns you can take, with some short and sweet and others long. Some of the trails will take you by ruins and hills offering fantastic views, while other will take you into hidden clearings with waterfalls.


Bosque Estatal De Toro Negro is found on the island of Puerto Rico, it is 10.8 miles to the north-northeast of Ponce.

Nearby Restaurants

If you've worked up an appetite during your visit to the wildlife reserve, don't worry -- you can find numerous choices of dining possibilities near this attraction. The most convenient place to eat to Bosque Estatal De Toro Negro is All Star Cafe, a wonderful restaurant to enjoy a meal at before checking out the nature preserve. Also within reach, you and your party will find restaurants such as Bianca's Cafe and Cafe Jayuya so if you're lucky, at least one of these close by eateries will satiate the whole group.

Nearby Attractions

Active travelers that are a fan of nature preserves, and would like to see others, ought to think about Bosque Estatal De Tres Picachos and Bosque Estatal De Cerrillos; the first of which is 4.1 miles away from Bosque Estatal De Toro Negro. There are some additional attractions in the area, including Casa Canales Museum, which is three and a half miles away near Utuado. You might also consider making the trip to Luis A. Wito Morales Park, which is another attraction close by.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run low on things to do. The attractions nearest to this particular outdoor site are listed in the following table.

Attractions Near Bosque Estatal De Toro Negro
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Casa Canales Museum Museum 3.6 mi. (16.6 km) N 10.3 mi. East-Southeast of Utuado
Luis A. Wito Morales Park -- 5.9 mi. (8.3 km) S 5.2 mi. Northeast of Ponce
Parque Del Pino Villalba -- 6.2 mi. (20.7 km) E 12.9 mi. Northeast of Ponce
Hacienda Buena Vista Historic Site 7.8 mi. (9.3 km) SW 5.8 mi. North-Northwest of Ponce

More Information


There are no official hours for the park, especially since campers will be staying overnight. However, the ranger office does have hours. It is open Monday through Friday from 7:30am until 4:00pm.


There is no admission for those that want to enter the park. If you are looking to camp, though, you will need to pay a fee per person that varies throughout the year.

Location: Route 143, Puerto Rico


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