Explore the most popular hiking trails near Ponta Delgada with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

on Boca do Inferno

walking
8 days ago

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

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.

hiking
29 days 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.

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

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.

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.

walking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago