Torre de Los Picachos, Puerto Rico

Prominence: 19 m, 60 ft

Elevation: 968 meters, 3175 feet

Approx. Isolation: 0.47 km, 0.29 mi
Peak TypeSub-Peak, subsidiary to
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)18° 19' N; 65° 47' W
CountryPuerto Rico

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USGS map available since is in US National Forest. US Forest service reports peak at 3,175 feet above sea level and on the trail signs within the park. USGS map shows simply as greater than 3,150. I am going with the National Forest elevation on signs in park since there were Bench Marks visible in park and it appears they have been surveying in there. Trail bypasses the westernmost knob and climbs up to eastern most knob. Estimated low point in the ridge trail from maps available and from actually hiking the trail and estimating rise - is a saddle before the climbing out on the ridge at around elevation 3,115. Despite the minor prominence (because the ridge connection to El Yunque to the west), the actual feel of prominence is spectacular on this feature as the other 3 sides are very vertical drops in all directions and a popular sub peak to climb in the park.The main trail to El Yunque has several overlooks to Los Picachos where you can see what an impressive vertical form it is in the rain forest.
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Prominence  Clean Prominence: 19 m/60 ft
  Optimistic Prominence: 19 m/60 ft
  Key Col: 949 m/3115 ft
Isolation0.47 km/0.29 mi
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Pico El Yunque  (WNW)
Isolation distance is based on NHN and is slightly overstated.
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Caribbean Area
Range3: Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands
Drainage BasinsIslands-Atlantic-Caribbean
Atlantic Ocean
IslandPuerto Rico
OwnershipLand: El Bosque Nacional del Yunque
This peak was submitted to the database by William Musser.

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