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Trilha PRC2SMI Praia - Lagoa do Fogo is a 6.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Vila Franca do Campo, Azores, Portugal that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Length 6.8 mi Elevation gain 1,899 ft Route type Loop
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This trail starts on a beaten earth track, in a zone of pastures. Walk until you reach a water tank. Then turn to the left and start ascending trough a forest of Eucalyptus, Australian Cheesewood (Pittosporum undulattum), Accacias (Acácia sp.) and Kahila Garland lilies (Hedychium gardneranum). A bit further you will also find a few species of “Espadana”, a plant from New Zealand, which was woven and spun in an ancient factory whose ruins you can still visit. Follow the signs until you reach the beginning of a “levada” (water channel), along which the trail runs. Be careful because the trail might be muddy. Along the “levada” you will find many species of endemic plants like: “Uva-da-Serra” (Vaccinium cylindraceum), Green Heather (Erica azorica), Laurustinus (Viburnum tinus), “Tamujo” (Myrsine retusa), etc. During the ascent there are several places from where you can enjoy a magnificent view towards the Southern coast of S. Miguel, the Vila Franca do Campo, its islet and Ribeira da Praia. After walking for about 2 kms along the “levada”, you will reach an open area, with big slopes on both sides and after walking a bit further you will reach the bank of Lagoa do Fogo. In this area it is necessary to be careful with the seagulls, as they might be very aggressive, especially during the nesting period (April to May). The return is made on the same track. Almost all of the trail is included in an area classified as a community site and nature reserve. It is our responsibility to ensure its biodiversity by conserving this natural habitat.

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Bruno Marques
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Sarah Adler
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Beautiful trail, well maintained and not too steep. The terrain changes as you go and you get excellent views of the ocean, the town below, and Lake Fogo. Highly recommend!

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Clare Harvey
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This was a fantastic trail with beautiful views and very varied landscape. Nice and shaded for hot weather in the most part. Highly recommended.

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Niels Oo
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Priti Patel
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We loved this hike!! We started early at 7am and were the first ones on the trail. Didn’t see anyone until we turned back. Highly recommend that if you can. We were blown away with the beauty and changing terrain. Going from forest to valley to the view at the end was unforgettable. If we had more time we would have hiked to the top Miradouro or the beach. Highly recommend!

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Afroditi at
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Moderate trail. We parked close to the camping and started clockwise. For the first one and a half hour the path was a bit uphill until the lake and the rest was continuesly downhill till the parking again. Big part was into the forest with nice shadow and often openings to the nice view. Generally the path was well kept and cleared from vegetation but the part next to the canal was muddy because of the rain of the previous day so a good pair of shoes was needed. In total it took us around 3 hours to complete.

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Luca Krueger
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very good hike. would suggest to stick with the west side only and go back and forward on the same path. much more enjoyable than the east way.

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Brennon Moore
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Loved it cool mix of natural with industry

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c take
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did the out and back hike, not the loop. easy parking on the side of the road near the trailhead. initial trail is a dirt road with lots of cow poop, little shade. recommend a hat. trail gets much better/scenic after that bit. it’s pretty much all uphill until you reach the lake. there isn’t a point where you can see both the lake and ocean at the same time, but the views are amazing. great hike

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Susan Travers
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beautiful and interesting trail. loved the system of aqueducts as you near the lake. just be aware that the posted trail does not actually show the loop; instead only show the westward leg (presumably that is the "official"trail) -- was a bit confusing. The first part of the hike is steep but it gets much easier and prettier as you ascend.

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Marcel Ribeiro
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Nils-Peter Fischer
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Svea Rosenhauer
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Andreia Ribeiro
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Kathy Brashier
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Aaron Sutter
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Joseph Stoklosa
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Krister Botell
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Xinyi Yan
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Lennart Blessing
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Mjie Cabno
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Alexis Maslen
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Angela Fortino
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Adam Zoltowski
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Pierre Richelle
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Kevin Verstraete
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Charles Johnson
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Dick Dalton
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Mark Sayers
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James Higgs
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