Fajã da Caldeira do Santo Cristo

Pico do Pedro – Pico da Esperança – Fajã do Ouvidor - São Jorge PR4SJO closed trail


Trail Info

This linear route goes through the central area of the island along the mountain range. It starts at Pico do Pedro, passing by Pico da Esperança, highest point of the island with 1053 m and ends in Fajã do Ouvidor in the North coast.

Begin the trail at the base of Pico do Pedro, near the road EN3, through a dirt road. Go around the mountain by the North slope and follow the marks until you find the arrow with the detour to Pico da Esperança. Until there, the walk surrounds several other peaks such as Carvão, Junça, Verde, Montoso and Morro Pelado. At the highest point of the island it is possible to go around the crater and contemplate the lake inside.

Return to the main road and continue the trail, now in a descending stage, along the central range of the island. Pass by Pico do Areiro and further ahead, by Pico Pinheiro, both with lakes inside their craters.

From here, the walk goes towards North, to Fajã do Ouvidor passing by wooden areas, agricultural roads and some sections in tarmac road. This fajã, unlike the others detrital fajãs typical in São Jorge, it is from lava nature with big dimensions. This flat available area, allowed a bigger development of the place with its local commerce, the existence of a fishing harbor and a bathing area.


Trail Information

Category - Linear
Difficulty - Medium
Extension - 16.9 km
Time average - 4h00
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