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Great trail! Lots of scenery, pretty moderate, great birdwatching. I was very glad with the circuit we took. Start the walk towards the west and make your loop so you end along the coast/volcanic rock. Once the hike is completed there is a wonderful natural pool to swim in :)

Cons: 70% is a dirt road; only a couple opportunities for a view; no trail markings; parking is difficult; trail not maintained on non-dirt road sections/severe overgrowth

Pros: easy walk; tons of birds chirping

on Boca do Inferno

walking
14 days ago

Go early for best chance to beat the clouds. Incredible view

hiking
18 days ago

Great views with most terrains. Cliffs, seaside, flowers.

Amazing views! Was not a huge fan of the fact that a good distance of the trail was on or next to the road, but had to give 5 stars because of the views the entire way. Simply stunning. We stopped at the cafe for a good hour and enjoyed ourselves and then extended the trail through the town past the church and on the road back up to meet with the original trail. The ending of my recording probably looks crazy—I left it on when we explored the abandoned hotel. FYI—The hotel has been purchased and I think they are going to try to reopen(seems like maybe a waste)? Anyhow, if you want to explore there will most likely be workers there until the afternoon on weekdays. We weren’t able to check it out before we started the hike(I was worried we weren’t going to be able to at all) but they were gone by the time we finished around 3:30.

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
29 days 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.

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.

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
1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month ago

Short and easy. Beautiful view.

hiking
3 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
4 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.

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