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Salto do Prego
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emarienyc
New York City, NY255 contributions
Aug. 2021
The waterfall is pretty, but the trail is mostly narrow, and we went at midday when it was crowded. You will get stuck behind slower folks almost certainly, and then you have a line of hikers--not a great way to enjoy the scenery. Many people were swimming in the waterfall, but it's not a large area, and it was very crowded. We wished we had gone early or late to miss the crowd. On the way back, there is a fork, and you can either go back the way you came or else go through Sanguinho village. The village does not have much to see, and the trail is AWFUL if you have sensitive knees or any kind of issue with downhill. It isn't pavement but COBBLESTONES. The rocks are so uneven that you feet are never hitting flat, and unless you have thick hiking boot soles, you will feel it. The downhill grade is quite steep--would be manageable without the cobblestones, but doing steep switchbacks on cobblestone with no shade was one of the least pleasant hiking experiences I've had in recent memory! You aren't missing anything to skip this part of the trail and simply go back the (shaded and, in my opinion, prettier way that you came!).
Written August 10, 2021
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bertrand2204
Oisterwijk, The Netherlands421 contributions
Sep. 2020
If you are in the neighborhood, just go!! The hike from the village is really easy but at the same time really pretty.
When you reach the waterfall, if you are a bit handy, discover the full area by walking from rock to rock (be carefully this is really slippery). This will give you a lot of different and beautiful views.
On the way back take the Sanguinho path. This will guide you through a partly-abandonned village that is worth seeing. Just be prepared for the last part down. This is steed (but not undoable) but as this is on the rocks your knees might not be the happiest.
Written October 3, 2020
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CSNunes
Porto, Portugal136 contributions
Aug. 2020
We went on a sunday morning in the most quiet August ever due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most of the trail was empty, it is very beautiful, it is a bit hard for kids (take care with little ones), but worth it. In the end we have the waterfall, very beautifull, great to take a bath in the hot weather, the water is so clean, clear and cold. You just relax, ear the birds, .... perfect ... We manage to get 15 or 20 minutes completely alone, so I guess that on a normal day (touristic day and month) it may be busy.
Written September 18, 2020
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Madeleine W
18 contributions
Jul. 2020
This was a highlight of my holiday and totally free. A walk (and sometimes climb and clamber) up a gorge to a lovely waterfall. It's not one you'd want to do with very small children, but if they can handle a 5km walk with some very steep bits they'll find it an adventure. If you remember your towel and swimming costume you can swim near the base of the waterfall.
Written August 5, 2020
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Himesh
32 contributions
Jan. 2020
It was an incredibly beautiful hike, but to be honest quite busy with other tourists! The path is not too difficult and very well maintained, but you do need hiking shoes. We enjoyed the small waterfall and the abandoned village. The cobblestones can be slippery at wet days so please take care. At these days I would recommend to go the the village first before moving onto the waterfall.
Written May 11, 2020
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Dan P
Belle River, Canada22 contributions
Mar. 2020 • Family
Beautiful waterfall at the end of a wonderful hike. Not the simplest of hikes, lots of up/down hill, but easy enough for kids.
Written March 21, 2020
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João S
3 contributions
Jun. 2019
It is a short hiking trail, a bit steep at the beginning but then when you reach the waterfall you will realize that all your effort was worth it. Despite, the waterfall be the main attraction on the way back, instead of taking the same path if you turn right and up (sign saying Sanguinho) and the end of the path it has a really nice view over Faial da Terra Village. Don´t miss this view.
Written November 11, 2019
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MofromMass
Plymouth, MA1,310 contributions
Oct. 2019
The drive into and out of Faial da Terra where this waterfall hike is located is a treat for your senses. We first had lunch in the town, then made our way to the parking lot at the beginning of the trail.

Now this is a hike. It’s beautiful, and uphill most of the way to the waterfall. We were accompanied by several roosters and chickens along the trail. They’re surprisingly nice hiking companions! The waterfall was huge and worth hiking to. In summer, this is definitely a place you would reward yourself with a swim!

On the hike down, take the detour towards Sanguinho. This is a formerly abandoned town that now has some people moving back in. It was so cool to see and the views of the valley are fantastic. The walk back down is on a winding, cobbled path. A very worthwhile detour!

This was probably our favorite hike of our trip, and the most challenging one we did.
Written October 31, 2019
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ToughMudderHero
Holbaek, Denmark82 contributions
Oct. 2019
A long drive from Ponta Delgada, and a 5km loop to walk but it's more than worth it. You park down in Faial da Terra and walk North to a well signposted route. It's rough terrain and a steep climb in places, so wear appropriate footwear and clothes. Bring waterproofs too as it can rain suddenly and the trees don't keep you dry for long.

The waterfall itself was great when we went due to the rain, but I'm sure it's good in drier weather too. You can swim (I did), but the water is cold and due to the power of the falls I couldn't get underneath them!

Weirdly enough there are chickens knocking around, and a stray cat, all of which I think are from a nearby farm.

The trail continues up to Cagarrao Krioklys, a further 5km loop uphill, but we didn't visit these falls.

The return loop takes you through a tiny village with great views, that weirdly enough has a bar!!!! We didn't stop but it was open on the Saturday we went. The path down is steep and the cobblestones are treacherously slippy when wet, the people in front of us fell over. You can walk on the grassy bank to the side for most of the way down though.

If you love nature and hiking, this is the best place to go on the island I think.
Written October 31, 2019
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Melanie037
Great Missenden, UK161 contributions
Oct. 2019
I enjoyed the walk to this waterfall and also the view itself once we got there. Nice place for a picnic.
Written October 25, 2019
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