Lagoa do Fogo Ridge Loop is a 3.7 mile 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.

Length3.7 miElevation gain731 ftRoute typeLoop
HikingNature tripsWalkingLakeViews
Waypoints (2)
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Pool
The pool is a dead end, climb up covered steps to your left to proceed.
37.76797, -25.4786
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Trail hard to follow
For about the last 1/10 mile (heading towards towards the mountain) We are in the woods. After the pool, try to stay true to the trail, it is well cleared, avoid the badly cleared red herrings.
37.77118, -25.4791
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Jamie Pratt
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Beth Grierson
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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.

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Ghislain Echeine
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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.

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Liz Arnold
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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.

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Christopher Ramsay
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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.

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Ariana Simpson
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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!

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Jake Roeder
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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.

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Barbara Hejjas
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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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Bob Simone
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Went down to the lake, around, and then up to the ridge and along it for a while. Lots of exposure, but a pretty easy trail if you’ve got boots. Wind is high but I didn’t feel like I was going to fall off. Overgrown on parts, but easy to follow except for the spot I marked transitioning from beach to forest. Thorny at parts, wear pants. Great fun, glad to picked this route! Would have been 5 stars if it wasn’t misty.

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Maxime Prv
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Felipe Da Silva
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Bertrand Delacour
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Becky Geisel
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Beth Grierson
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Tom Wehr
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Carolyn Feldmann
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Liz Arnold
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Jennifer Silpe-Katz
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Gillian Millett
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Gillian Millett
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