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Jim, Ile & I, on the "Garza" (Egret) singletrack!
Photo Coutesy of  Jim Rivera (Club Piratas de Boquerón) 

 
 
 
 
 
Warning:  The trails are closed during Hunting Season!!!

GENERAL INFORMATION

SPECIFIC INFORMATION  -  MTB / ATB
  ENTRANCE FEE

FREE

  TYPE

 S I N G L E  T R A C K

NOT FOR COMPETITION

  PARKING FEE

FREE

  NAME

EGRET (GARZA)  MARKED
  BUSINESS HOURS

  Monday to Sunday:
  7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  DISTANCE

SHORT

About. 2 miles

  CITY

  CABO ROJO

  TECHNICAL 
  KNOWLEDGE
  REQUIRED

GOOD  FOR DEVELOPING SKILLS

EASY
3 / 10 

  ADDRRESS

  Take Road 100, then Road 301, Km. 5.1
   (to your right)

  AEROBIC LEVEL

LOW

3 / 10
  PHONE #

  787-851-4795

  HEIGHT GAIN

SEA LEVEL

FLAT

  SIZE

  182 HECTARES

  WATER NEEDS

DRY FOREST

  TEMPERATURES

74.8 - 78.8 ° F
( 77 ° F Average )

  THORNS? 

  THORN COUNTRY

 
  TYPE OF FOREST

  DRY, COASTAL

  RISKS

DEHYDRATION

MOSQUITOES
  WHAT TO SEE?

  MANGROVES, BIRDS,
  BRIDGES

 COURSE SPEED 

SLOOOOOW  

   WEB SITE

  N / A

  EXTRA
  FEATURES

2 TRAILS

GARZA & ESCORPIÓN
   FAMILY FUN

  YES!

  SATELITE PHOTO 

WEATHER

Hit Counter

            SPEED INDEX:     (Sluggish ) ( in Between ) (Slow ) ( Parts Slow, Parts Fast ) (Fast )(Veeerry Fast  )

            WATER INDEX:     CAMEL = 1 BOTTLE 20 onz
            THORN INDEX?:
                   0 THORNS =  LOW PROBABILITY:              You get a flat by an act of God, or by using tubes fully covered by old patches! 
                   5 THORNS =  HIGH PROBABILITY:              You better take patches, extra tubes, slime or liner like  Mr Tuffy!


© JGRR 2005:  Entrada al Refugio de Aves de Boquerón!
© JGRR 2005  Entrance to the "Refugio de Vida Silvestre".  Today is closed (very rare)! 

 

HOW TO GET THERE:  CABO ROJO?
From Mayagüez:
     The easiest route:   In Mayagüez (Road #2) take Exit 161, this is road # 100 that goes to Cabo Rojo.  This exit is just after Mayagüez Mall, if you came form this town or before it,  if you are coming from Ponce.  At the end of Road #100 (Boquerón), take the road that will take you to road 301 Este (East), (do not take road 101, even though you can get there by this).  This road is the one that will take you to the Combate Beach and the Light House.  The entrance to the forest is at your right, more or less 1.3 miles from road 100 intersection.  If you find the Viandón Store (Left) or the Pizzeria de Flavia y Gule (Right), well do a U-turn somewhere safe, because you had missed it!

From Ponce:
     After Yauco take Exit 194 (Road 116) that goes toward Guánica.  After you find the Parguera entrance (Road 304) you will find Road 305.  The exit to this road is at your left, close to a Gas Station.  This road ends in a T intersection with road 303 here turn right.  Road 303 will do a " T " with road 101, turn left here.  Road 101 is the one that takes you directly to Boquerón, you will pass Panadería Daisy and find Roads 301, and 100.

 
 
 
 

©JGRR-MTBPR  Refugio Aves Boquerón

TO FIND THE SINGLETRACK:
    The unpaved road of the entrance ends in the DRNA (DNR) offices parking lot (visitor center in the map).  At this point the road is closed to motor vehicles, but goes on for another 1.6 miles and borders the lagoon.  The entrance to the Garza (Egret) single track is at the end of this road, at your right.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

    This bird sanctuary ( Refugio) has an unpaved road and the GARZA & ESCORPIÓN (Egret & Scorpion) single tracks.  Of these I had only ride Garza, three times.  The only difficult part is to find the entrance, because high grass could hide the signs.   Once you find the entrance (at the right of the unpaved road), you will see that the trail is very narrow and wavy with lots, and lots, and lots of tight turns.  This trail is not too aerobic because is very slow an almost completely flat.  Has at a maximum a couple of (very) small climbs and two or tree dry channels crossings, normal features of this kind of trails.

    The guys from the Boquerón Pirates are adding more distance to these trails.  I haven't ride them yet, but the word is that they are good!  As soon as I can I will let you know!

    In general terms this trail is very safe.  It should be great to beginners or for people that want to polish their slow speed maneuvers in very tight places.  I am very sure that at the end of this ride your arms will hurt, and probably muscles that you didn't know you had, will hurt too!

    This is one of the most scenic trails in Puerto Rico.  Borders the interior of Boquerón lagoon, is the same located at the back of the Beach Complex of the same name.  This forest is also a great place to enjoy nature, mainly water birds, shore birds and vegetation associated to the mangroves.  I had seen Turpiales, Mariquitas, woodpeckers and lots of shore birds.

FAMILY FUN:
     The unpaved road is somewhat short, ((about 1.6 miles), completely flat and with a minimum difficulty grade.  They are educational sings, spots for bird observation and a small dock.  This route is ideal for a ride with your family.  But you should be checking your kids for dehydration.  Also you should (must?) use a mosquito repellent.

NOTE:
  This is coastal zone, the terrain and the air contains a lot of salt, you should take preventive measures to protect your bicycles.


  

 

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