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I did this trail in July 2019 and did not cross any other hikers. There are no directions along the path at all so I’d recommend charging your phone before you start so you can check the map available in this app. I went on a wrong path only once, because I had to cross a fence to go the correct way in stead of just continuing the normal path. I’d recommend you do this trail in clockwise direction starting from Lajes since the first part is quite steep and the road is very uneven. I think this would have been a bit tricky if I had to go down on this path. Very nice views, especially on a not so cloudy day!

Nice trail . We started in the middle by the Lava Houses/Magma restaurant. Headed up to Terra Alta where the trail head starts. It was an easy mile at first and then the 2nd mile up to the trail head was all uphill moderately steep - definitely got the heart rate up. Then we went all the way down the trail- the section after the magma restaurant (about the halfway point) was pretty steep going down - hiking poles helped with this. Then at the bottom it was a all along the road to the water’s edge - you pass a piscina (natural swimming pool in the ocean) for a refreshing swim. I like the way we did this hike. If you started at the trail head and did the whole thing as an in and out the back half would be all up hill and quite a work out - starting in the middle and doing both sections as independent in and outs broke the hike up nicely

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 :)

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018