F R O M   T H E  C I T Y  O F   T H E  T R A I  L S :   C A B O   R O J O
L I G H T  H O U S E   &   S A L T  F L A T S


 


  Leo riding towards La Playuela from the Light House (marked "d" in map #1).  At the background Bahía Sucia and Sierra Bermeja.

 
 

  NAME

FARO Y SALINAS

SOME SECTIONS MARKED

  TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE REQUIERED

LOW

2 / 10 

  AEROBIC LEVEL   

LOW

2  / 10
  HEIGHT GAIN  

FROM 0 METERS

TO  28 METERS
   WATER NEEDS

COASTAL DRY FOREST

  THORNS? 

  ¡MEDIUM!

   RISKS

DEHIDRATION

 

  TRAIL SPEED

  NORMAL TO FAST

 
  SATELITE PHOTO  (GOOGLE) 

WEATHER

Hit Counter
 
WATER INDEX:     CAMEL = 1 BOTLLE 20 onz.
THORN INDEX?:    0 THORNS =  LOW    5 THORNS  =  HIGH
  
   

Click for Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico Forecast
 
  
Trails Close to Cabo Rojo's Lighthouse and Salt Flats 


  

INTRODUCTION:

    
The purpose of this page is to present trails fit to ride with the family, in other words to ride with small children or beguinners of MTB.   I started this section with Cabo Rojo because its beautiful landscapes, its rich nature and with few exceptions very safe for kids.  How do I know this?  Well it has the TBMF!!!  seal, (Tested By My Family).  Is the favorite trail of my wife and two boys  9 and 11 years old.

   
   Doing "click" over the squares of the Index-map, will take you to pages with more detailed maps.  Most of this maps classify the sections of the trails according their degree of difficulty and safety.  

    The maps are presented in a bottom to top order.  The page you are reading now only presents one map and one photo:  a map of the Light House and the hill at the other side; and the photo of the hill of the Light House.  The remaining four maps are located in two additional pages, following the same order.  Just "click" over the area of interest.

    Let me remind you that this area is very hot and humid, a very bad combination.  You have to watch everybody carefully because heatstroke and dehydration is very common in this conditions.  The most susceptible persons are little kids and rookies!   You have to be very well prepared (hydration / sun protector lotion /munchies) and start your journey early in the morning to avoid high temperatures!





Index Map
 
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This page only shows maps marked  1 and 2.
You can click in the squares marked 3 and 4 or 5 and 6 to go to those maps.
 

 
 

 Light House 1 
 

     Trail color:   Black    Limestone gravel substrate, for motor vehicles
     Trail color:   Red       Medium to high difficulty trail, not recommended for small kids or MTB rookies (good for hiking) 
     Trail color:  Green   Trails GOOD for kids an rookies
     Trail color:   Blue     Trail not traveled, degree of difficulty: unknown

 

 
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     They are two safe places to park!  These are marked in the map with the letter P.   They are not security personnel or vigilance in the area.  But both are highly transited sites, just remember to no let valuables visible in the car and take all the necessary precautions.  

     The trail marked by  black  dots, "a" is the main route and the substrate is made of gravel.  Usually is full of deep potholes, which guarantee that most cars in the area will drive slow...  most but some ...$@%*$!   As can you notice this small section is not recommended for small children because all the available area is for car traffic.  
     The green trail marked in the map with a "b"  climbs slowly toward the Light House.  Is composed of two concrete strips separated at the center by dirt and rocks.  There is a small hill close to the Light House that is difficult to climb if you are tired.  But this trail is very safe because is closed to traffic.  Riding over the concrete strips or between them could be a challenge for small kids or beginners, but is not something out of this world.
     The red trail marked by the letter "c" is NOT SAFE for kids or beginners.  But is one of the MOST BEAUTIFUL trails in Puerto Rico.  This trail is short  (0.74 miles aprox.), but it will take some time to finish it because its terrain.  The degree of difficulty varies from none to (more or less) intermediate.   You can ride this trail with young people or beginners if you take the appropriate precautions like walking the most difficult places.   Just explain them that is a lot better to walk a few seconds than being 6th months with a cast!
    The red trail marked by the letter "d" takes you to one of the parking sites.  Its degree of difficulty varies from low to intermediate, but you be the judge.  To reach the hill (Morrillo) at the other side of the Light House you have to cross La Playuela "e", close to the water the sand is harder so you will not have problems with traction.  The part marked by an "f" is one of high difficulty, and can't be climbed or go downhill easily.  Also it reflects a lot of heat.  The route marked by  a "g" is relatively easy and has a beautiful view.  I couldn't explore the section of the trail marked by  blue dots,  as soon as I ride it I will let you know.



Note:  All these satellite photos were taken from  Google Maps and later modified!

 
 
 
 Light House 2 




     This upscale photo of the Lighthouse Morillo is provided to help you compare it with the previous figure.  In this one you can see (barely) the trails created by hikers walking around the place.   Don't worry about all the trails shown at the top of this photo because most of them were closed by the government agencies and solely remains the main road.
     The trail marked by the "c" in the previous map is barely noticeable in this photo.  But this trail has the best seascape of the Island of Puerto Rico and I recommend it on bike or hiking.    I hope you can enjoy this trail!


Note:  All these satellite photos were taken from  Google Maps and later modified!


© 2006, JGR & www.mtb-pr.com

This page only shows sections marked  1 and 2.
You can click in the squares marked 3 and 4 or 5 and 6 to go to thouse maps.


© 2006 JGRR & www.mtb-pr.com

© 2006 JGRR & www.mtb-pr.com

  Photo taken from the starting point of the route C.

Concrete strips for the Lighthouse access.   Route B.

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© 2006 JGRR & www.mtb-pr.com

  Arriving to the Lighthouse, Route B.

View from route D.  This route goes downhill towards La Playuela.

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The is the area of  La Playuela (E), in direction of the hill (Morrillo) at the bakground (to the right).

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La Playuela (E) view from the clifs marked  (F and G).

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© 2006 JGRR & www.mtb-pr.com

The light House is in the background.  View from the clifs at the
other side of the Light House (G) in the map.

Sory a tourist got in the way!

 

 
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(nov,  2006) 

Ramey    Cabo Rojo   Faro CR   El Cangrejo   Rincón    Florida    Las Pardas    Vieques

Trails in State Forests      Trails in Parks       Trails in Public Lands

   

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