As mentioned in the Mapped Route of Rincon Waterfall, I have to explain how to navigate the junctions of the trail to Rincon Waterfall. For those who have GPS devices, you could just download the route from MapMyHike but for those who can’t I’ll try to explain how to get to Rincon Waterfall in this post. You may want to refer to Getting To: Rincon and Habio Waterfalls to get to the trailhead first.
On the trail, the first major feature occurs where a river crosses your path. There is a small, dark pool here which is known as Blackpool with a small waterfall upstream. The trail continues uphill when you cross the river.
After leaving Blackpool, you then come upon an intersection with a narrower side trail on your right as shown in the picture below. This trail leads you Habio Waterfall but is much more complicated to follow so I don’t advise that you follow it unless you have a proper guide (I’ll try to work on an “On the Trail: Habio Waterfall” soon).
This side trail is easily identified by the plants around it as there is a patch of balisier plants (Heliconia bihai) immediately on the right after the intersection. There are also two trees with characteristic bumps and white markings respectively, on the left of the side trail as seen in the pic above.
After that intersection, you’ll meet another Y-junction as pictured below. As mentioned in the mapped route post, the right path leads to Rincon Waterfall with the left path leading back to Rincon Road to form a circuit. The right path declines steeply after the intersection so make sure you’re going downhill to get to the waterfall. The path is poorly made from here but there is a guiding rope to aid you on your way down.
If you think you could hike to Rincon Waterfall now, happy hiking and be safe! If you’re unclear of any of my descriptions or instructions, please feel free to ask me to clarify!