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Lagoa do Fogo Ridge Loop

MODERATE 21 reviews

Lagoa do Fogo Ridge Loop is a 6.0 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Maia, Azores, Portugal that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Distance: 6.0 km Elevation Gain: 223 m Route Type: Loop

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muddy
4 months ago

As another review suggested, the last (if you're going counter-clockwise) mile along the ridge is more challenging that it looks - very narrow and slippery when wet and given climate, I suspect it's wet a lot. Very stunning scenery, even in the mist. There are several places where the trail is hard to follow, both in the flat section moving away from the lake, and on the ridge. See my recording for a specific waypoint that was dicey (sorry, I'm a noob and still working on adding it to the main map). Do keep your phone charged and keep the map on if you can. Felt much longer than 4 miles, but I'd love to do it again.

hiking
4 months ago

Sentier sympa, avec de belles vues, une belle diversité de paysages. Les deux premiers kilomètres sur la crête sont difficilement praticables et assez sportifs... A partir de la deuxième portion dans la forêt de sapin, il faut suivre le chemin balisé par des poteaux en bois. Là le chemin est beaucoup plus facile et agréable.

hiking
7 months ago

Birds are still aggressive so unable to complete loop. Walked for as long as birds would allow around the lake, then turned back. Still very beautiful.

8 months ago

Probably best avoided this time of year (early May) as there are a lot of aggressive seagulls guarding their nests, we had to turn back. This was from just beyond the smaller lake at around the 2km mark. The first section was beautiful though so still worth doing.

9 months ago

Beautiful trail!!! Have to do a little bit of bush whacking from the main beach to the base of the mountain (back through the forest) if you plan on doing the loop. When we went the little creek coming out to the beach appears to be where the trail used to be so just walk along beside that!

hiking
9 months ago

Amazing trail but not an ‘easy’ trail. Moderate is more appropriate. Parts of the ridge line stay wet, muddy, and slippery for days after rain. Some short sections are quite steep and require good mobility to get past. This is single track all the way...watch out for small patches of gorse and brambles. The best trail to do if you’re visiting Fogo!

hiking
10 months ago

A great hike, but maybe not a beginner trail, exactly. If it's been wet recently, there are some slick spots, so take your time. Otherwise it took me about 90 minutes in total with a few stops and I'm quite the novice.

hiking
Mon Sep 17 2018

Weather was unstable when I was there therefore I had to cut my hike shorter (there are trails unmarked on this map). Please note that walking on the ridge can be hazardous when wet and rainy and it is advised to have long trousers or a machete. Otherwise it is mind-blowingly beautiful.

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4 months ago

recorded Fogo Ridge Loop

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hiking
7 months ago

recorded Recording - Apr 22, 2:38 PM

hiking
9 months ago

recorded Activity March 25, 2019

hiking
10 months ago

recorded Lake Fogo

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Mon Jul 30 2018

recorded Lake Fogo

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