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

Great hiking trail that has a combination of dirt trails, paved roads, and metal platforms over cliffs and vegetation.

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2 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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2 months ago

This hike takes you on a less trafficked part of Faial (not that any of Faial is particularly high-traffic). The ridges are fault lines, hence all the earthquakes in the area. It's a very pleasant hike - a mix of history and scenery.

Did this trail in May ‘18- it was nice and easy as far as terrain goes. Most of it is in a road with a few steep inclines/declines.

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3 months ago

When we tried to find the trail Levada da Norte, that passes under the ER105 near Boca da Encumeada (we didn't realised that until some french people told us with better informations then our map), we decided to go to Levada da Serra and it was super beautiful! There were a lot of rocks that fell down and waterfalls that end up on the actual trail (so prepare to get wet), but it is a really nice little climb to get to the the plateau: at the end to the levada da Serra you will switch on Bica da Cana trail to get to the Plateau where you'll see the "Parques Eolicos do Paul da Serra", which is really nice and flat ^^... for once!

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3 months ago

This trail is always going up and down (can be hard on the knees, especially if you have backpacks) and can be dangerous when there is fog, rain and big winds. We had for two days, starting from Pico Areerio to Boca do Encumeada only fog and little rain... it was sad. But if you can have a good clear sky this, is an epic hike to do and you can camp along the way! We were the only one hiking this trail in early May, because it can be temporarily closed, so beware!

a beautiful hike. the waterfall was beautiful

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4 months ago

Nice easy hike around a beautiful lake. Lovely views all around and an abandoned chapel about half-way. Calderas and thermal springs are interesting as well. Love Vale Das Furnas and São Miguel!!!

Interesting levada which changes scenery a couple of times. Starts with an open farmland valley and eventually goes into more dense and lust vegetation. Has a nice little picnic zone next to a tiny lake and waterfall and later on the bigger waterfall is very pretty. Some parts of the last section through Levada Nova are not protected so beware.

We actually went with a guide to this waterfall. Very steep dirt road to get to it. Sadly there is some kind of electrical building right at the base of the waterfall that makes significant noise, so the ambience is ruined by it. However the waterfall is pretty and there's a small area for swimming. Just doesn't feel as remote and rural as you'd hope.

Very nice trail with great views and a connecting option towards the ocean and the most recent volcanic addition to the island

Easy hike. Nice cafe half way to grab a latte and enjoy the view

Easy and full of great sites

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