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Magical trail ! ( I don’t remember seeing a waterfall ?) We did it in 3 hours with a 9 months old baby in a backpack carrier. ( we had to stop to feed him) You definitely need to be fit - as there is some climbing involved halfway - and you have to go through a very dense laurisilva forest (30 min) which is the most mystical part. Trail shoes are necessary as it is slippery. Enjoy !

hiking
1 month ago

This is an absolutely beautiful hike around the rim of the Caldeira do Faial. There are great views overlooking the rest of the island and into the caldeira itself. It is relatively easy as there isn't too much in the way of elevation gain.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy walk with stunning view in every direction.

Walking is mostly on the road but landscape is interesting. There are windmill and natural pool on the trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Weather was unstable when I was there therefore I had to cut my hike shorter (there are trails unmarked on this map). Please note that walking on the ridge can be hazardous when wet and rainy and it is advised to have long trousers or a machete. Otherwise it is mind-blowingly beautiful.

hiking
1 month ago

Everybody tries to park next to the road but actually there is a huge parking lot at the toilet sign, about 200 m from the road if you drive through the gate.
You can also drive to the view point so it meas it is walking on roads not exactly a walking trail.

It is a popular and therefore a bit crowded walk. Weather in the Azores is very erratic and unfortunately it was rainy and foggy when I was there. Keep it in mind that when wet, trail is very slippery.

Wonderful hike even though midway I would rate this as moderately difficult climbing over the lava rocks. the forest is definitely mystical and leprechauns could have certainly made this their home! It rained but we still loved the hike!!

Going to give this a 4 Star because it isn’t really a hike, but want to rate it high enough that you do it- the view is awesome

walking
2 months ago

View is spectacular but very weather dependent. Be patient and clouds will eventually break!

hiking
2 months ago

Great hiking / walking in a beautifull scenario with nice views of both Angra (World héritage) and the sea.

hiking
2 months ago

Definitely a moderate trail as indicated by the information board at the beginning that says that. But parking was not as easy as other places.

hiking
2 months ago

First trail on Terceira, and hiking in general, was awesome! Great views, saw about 5 deer even though 2 of them may have been the same, but you have cliffs, over views of the town's and a lot of nature. Loved it

hiking
2 months ago

Short and easy. Beautiful view.

Extremely beautiful hike around the rim and down to Sete Cidades. Easy as it mostly goes downhill if you just go one way. We used two cars. It was unclear to us whether there was an easy way of going from the town to the beginning of the hike.

Great easy hike with amazing views of the Tea Plantation. The cold green tea for free after at the factory is refreshing!!

Just a nice trail with a great elevation change.

Easy trail. Well marked and maintained. Hiking this trail gives you the feeling that you stepped back into some mythical story. You're just waiting to see an elf or something running through the woods. Awesome history all along the trail.

hiking
4 months ago

While not difficult, there is a lot of up and down. I would not say this is easy. Maybe more moderate. All around a great trail, well marked and maintained. This trail is like walking into a postcard.

hiking
5 months ago

Short and quick. You can actually drive and park right at the base of the climb/stairs if you’d like instead of parking across the road and walking in. The view is incredible! Absolute must visit.

Great little loop, starting in the town of Lomba da Fazenda. Really nice way marking throughout - we also loved seeing all the signs of geologists doing sampling work in the area (all the holes drilled in the rocks). This is the oldest part of São Miguel.

hiking
5 months ago

This hike takes you on a less trafficked part of Faial (not that any of Faial is particularly high-traffic). The ridges are fault lines, hence all the earthquakes in the area. It's a very pleasant hike - a mix of history and scenery.

walking
2 months ago

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