Salto do Prego is a 3.7 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Faial da Terra, Azores, Portugal that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 3.7 km Elevation Gain: 220 m Route Type: Loop

hiking

nature trips

walking

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

historic site

This hike will take you on a circular route in Faial da Terra. It begins near the bus stop. Go up the asphalted road until the fork where you should continue straight by a dirt road, always along the left bank of the stream. The vegetation is thicker and there are several orchards on both banks of the creek along the trail. There are winding roads in paving stones, please be very careful due to its slippery ground. You will have to cross a bridge over the stream to get to Salto do Prego. On the way back, return by the same way, and then follow right on the second fork towards Aldeia do Sanguinho, an old village.

hiking
16 days ago

Awesome little hike. Watch out for the chickens.

hiking
16 days ago

Awesome little hike. Watch out for the chickens.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike and waterfall.

1 month ago

great hike. the waterfall, forest and the old village provide a great variety. (there are no boring parts along roadsides). I think the climbing part is not to heavy.

nature trips
muddy
2 months ago

Walking in the forest near the river, it's muddy but very beautiful. The waterfall is majestic.

hiking
2 months ago

Wonderful hike. The trail begins at the upper edge of the town of Faial da Terra. At the beginning of the hike there was a dozen or so goats grazing on grass by the edge of the river, we stopped to watch them for awhile. The trail then follows the river up the valley, but the climb is extremely manageable. It's a short trip up to a majestic waterfall tucked away in the forest. I recommend taking the loop counterclockwise, so that your return trip takes you through the abandoned village inhabited by cats. Going this way will also leave you with a final descent down a steep, winding, cobblestone road with gorgeous views of the valley, town, and ocean below. It's a popular hike and crowded hike, but for good reason.

hiking
3 months ago

Loved it!

hiking
rocky
4 months ago

Loved the trail. Some beautiful scenery and a walk through an old village. The drive to the hike was amazing as well.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful trail with many pleasant surprises! The loop is a must to see the beauty of this trail.

horseback riding
7 months ago

Loved it

8 months ago

great all around. make sure to do the loop and pet the cats guarding the water

walking
9 months ago

We hiked this trail in fair weather today. A few notes: 1. I was not very impressed with the available photos but the trail IS really beautiful. Make sure to approach the trailhead from south of the island and you will get a cool view at the cliffs. 3. In dry weather you MUST hike the loop. The formerly abandoned village and the brick road connecting it with the town are amazing! 2. That being sad, I would advice against hiking the loop in rainy weather as it has a lot of steep sections with inclined brick ground that I imagine to be crazy slippery when wet. 4. Based on Alltrails rating (which is a bit silly) I would rate the trail as moderate instead of easy because of the constant elevation change. 4. The trail was definitely worth the more than an hour approach. We were located in Ponta Delagada.

hiking
10 months ago

Splendid and refreshing waterfall

hiking
11 months ago

would rate this hike more moderate than easy. a lot of up and down, not much flat areas, and the path has a lot of spots with uneven rocks. gets a little humid, too. beautiful hike, though. the waterfall at the end is worth it. people were going into the water but was ice cold in august. there was a fair number of people at the waterfall. there is a dirt area to park a couple cars at the trailhead (head further north from the trail map/info sign), but most cars were just parked on the side of the road.

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