What to Bring Along

  • Camera
  • Water
  • Bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Walking shoes/tennis
  • Bug spray (optional)
  • Intensity: Easy
  • Duration: 6 Hours

The Mountain Pine Ridge reserve is over 100,000 acres of protected forest. It is comprised mainly of Honduras pine forests, some wetlands, the Macal River valley and some subtropical forests.  The area is mainly granite and limestone, and the area is home to numerous rivers, springs, waterfalls, and caves.  Deep in the Mountain Pine Ridge area, visitors are delighted with waterfall treasures, spectacular vistas and cool refreshing swimming for visitors. The hike to see the waterfalls is fairly easy and beautiful all along the way.

An easy climb over the granite boulders along the banks brings you to the base of the waterfall. The tremendous view of water rushing over the huge 150-ft rock formations and plummeting into the deep perfectly round pool at its base provides a rush of excitement. About ten to fifteen minutes later, the River comes into view and the sound of Big Rock Falls echoes through the valley.

A visit to this magnificent spot is one of the highlights of any trip to the mountain Pine Ridge area.