Explore the most popular trails in Mistério da Prainha Nature Reserve with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

You can only do this as shown here, as a one-way trip downhill, if you have transportation arranged. I did the top 1 mile as an out and back, starting off the roadway which is the Path of the Ponds (PR 19 PIC) "trail" and turning back at the start of a steep descent. From the official sign, this begins on a gated dirt road and then veers off onto a true trail. The landscape is fantastic. The trail markings on this route are the best I experienced on any Official Azorean Walking Trail.