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My favorite of the inland hikes! An amazing variety of environments! Grotto so dark I had to take off my sunglasses on a sunny day, followed by dense tall forest, then a series of micro environments that were amazing. Start to the left, leaving the long straight part of the trail for last - a real treat!

Lovely well maintained trail of medium difficulty. Beautiful waterfall, great vistas, and an optional spur trail leading (way!) down to the water by the ruins of an old bath house. Lots of variety on this trail.

Very peaceful trail. Great views of the cliffs and the ocean. There are towns in between that makes it perfect for a break. Took longer than expected. Viola was not swim able, the waves were too intense. All around a perfect way to spend the afternoon.

over grown
private property
2 months ago

easy trail, good to go with your dog. There are some bridges that are for one person per time though. The bad side is that most of the trail coincides with car roads.

Escondida mas bem à vista. Especialmente refrescante no verão.

Quite possibly the best trail we've hiked in São Miguel. In my opinion the current average of 4.2 doesn't make justice. It has a kind of enchanted valley with a waterfall near the ocean soon after the start. Another valley with benches and tables perfect to stop for snacks/drinks near the ocean. You can also visit the famous Poça Azul where I refreshed myself after such vigorous pace

Maybe I am not even supposed to right a review, because I didn't complete the loop after reading the comments about the second half being less interesting than the first. Here it goes anyway :) From start to Salto do Cabrito (waterfall) it was pretty good after walking past the degassing fields (yikes!), along the water pipes and the Hydroelectric Power Station. The trail just before the waterfall ain't for the faint of heart. Why? It is a bit high.

Commencer par le levadas de Moinho (derrière église) et revenir par la levadas Nova. A la cascade eviter les escaliers qui grimpent en allant chercher le chemin au fond de la rivière.

Very nice hike, with the option to go down the many steps to the ocean and the abandoned bathhouses. Be careful if it is wet, and it is always wet.There is a beautifully landscaped garden with a waterfall near the end (if you go counter-clockwise from the start). Slippery in places, even when it doesn't look like it would be slippery. Scenery is wonderful. There are also cows. Like most of the Official Azorean Walking Trails, this is a little hard to figure out at first, as it mixes roads and trails. If it is a nice day and you are not early, there is going to be some trouble parking, as the Praia dos Moinhos is popular. The beach is also a huge benefit for this hike, as you can cool off in the ocean, with showers, changing rooms, and options to buy refreshments.

6 months ago

Worthy trail, some of the railings were broken, and steps are slippery when wet. The larger spur takes you down to the beach. The campsite icon is near the most beautiful garden of eden waterfall setting, good for a little swim.

un piste bien entretenue et bien balisée, qui propose des vues magnifiques sur la vallée en contrebas. la cascade était un peu avare d'eau lors de mon passage. le plus bel endroit de cette randonnée est sans conteste le poço Azul qui mérite de s'y arrêter pour s'y ressourcer

The start is really great something to see. The returns (second part of the trail) is less interesting.

Absolutely stunning

très belle balade.

nice until you reach the waterfall. After that it is pretty booring walking on the side of the road.

we were a bit unlucky with the weather. The site gets easily foggy and could not appreciate any view point. The worst though is the fact that more than 6kms of the hike are on road with no walking path (you litterally have to walk on the street where cars are driving very fast), combine that with fog and it's an extremely dangerous mix. We had to hitchhike the last Kms! Would recommend a different path. Just go up to catch a couple nice pictures of the views and go back. not recommend. Also, the not dangerous parts are a simple truck road with no nature around you.

Cool to see the waterfall but that’s about it. After that it’s pretty weird/industrial

Amazing worth the full 12.6 miles. Every viewpoint is beautiful !! Bring water and a snack. Took us 5 hours due to the hills

We really enjoyed this trail but you’re literally walking on ledges without protection, so some points are not too safe. Better be paying attention at all times to avoid accidents.

This trail is not for the faint of heart, particularly the upper section alongside Levada Nova. There are many long sections with a precipitous drop to one side and no protective railing. The views are breathtaking, but this trail should be avoided by anyone who experiences vertigo or is otherwise afraid of heights. I would not recommend taking a dog or small children. (If I hadn't been terrified on many sections, I would have rated it higher.

10 months ago

Wonderfull trail, the view is amazing (without clouds) but it's very cloudy and windy. The end of this trail is on the road, it's not very secure. But globally it was a good moment with scenic views.

11 months ago

beautiful walk around the crater but brutally long walk on the highway for a good 6km back to the car. bring lots of water.

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