Torre de Los Picachos, Puerto Rico

Prominence: 18 m, 58 ft

Elevation: 968 meters, 3175 feet

True Isolation: 0.33 km, 0.2 mi
Peak TypeSub-Peak, subsidiary to
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)18° 18' 33'' N, 65° 47' 13'' W
18.309227, -65.786998 (Dec Deg)
205386 E 2026650 N, Zone 20 (UTM)
CountryPuerto Rico
State/ProvinceRío Grande

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Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 26
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Selected Trip Reports:
     2010-12-06 by William Musser
     2011-03-28 by Larry Woodcutter
     2019-12-24 by Corey Lindemann

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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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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 18 m/58 ft
  Optimistic Prominence: 28 m/90 ft
  Line Parent: Pico El Yunque
  Key Col: 950 m/3117 ft
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 0.33 km/0.2 mi
   Isolation Limit Point: 18.31, -65.79
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Pico El Yunque  (WNW)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Caribbean Area
Range3: Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands
Drainage BasinsAtlantic-West Indies
Atlantic Ocean
IslandPuerto Rico
OwnershipLand: El Bosque Nacional del Yunque
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
This peak was submitted to the database by William Musser.

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