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

The trail was awesome. Very well marked. The bus dropped us at the trail head then we had a coffee at the mini market and headed out. Steep but not a problem. Well taken care of. Steps in good shape.

hiking
1 month ago

Did this hike back in July of this year. Epic is all I can say. The views of the Caldeira on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other side are out of this world.

I highly recommend this hike.

Tips: a hat, water, & sun screen when it's sunny. It's an expose trail - no shade.

horseback riding
1 month ago

Loved it

great all around. make sure to do the loop and pet the cats guarding the water

walking
3 months ago

We hiked this trail in fair weather today. A few notes:
1. I was not very impressed with the available photos but the trail IS really beautiful. Make sure to approach the trailhead from south of the island and you will get a cool view at the cliffs.
3. In dry weather you MUST hike the loop. The formerly abandoned village and the brick road connecting it with the town are amazing!
2. That being sad, I would advice against hiking the loop in rainy weather as it has a lot of steep sections with inclined brick ground that I imagine to be crazy slippery when wet.
4. Based on Alltrails rating (which is a bit silly) I would rate the trail as moderate instead of easy because of the constant elevation change.
4. The trail was definitely worth the more than an hour approach. We were located in Ponta Delagada.

hiking
3 months 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
4 months ago

Easy walk with stunning view in every direction.

hiking
4 months ago

Splendid and refreshing waterfall

hiking
5 months ago

would rate this hike more moderate than easy. a lot of up and down, not much flat areas, and the path has a lot of spots with uneven rocks. gets a little humid, too. beautiful hike, though. the waterfall at the end is worth it. people were going into the water but was ice cold in august. there was a fair number of people at the waterfall. there is a dirt area to park a couple cars at the trailhead (head further north from the trail map/info sign), but most cars were just parked on the side of the road.

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