Fajã da Caldeira do Santo Cristo

Mistérios Negros - Terceira PRC1TER


Trail Info

This trail begins near the Negro Lake and the Natal Cave.

Start by walking the dirt road flanked by common heather (Calluna vulgaris) and Japanese cedar (Cryptomeria japonica). After 550m go around a water tank on the left and continue for 200m to a narrow path surrounded by vegetation including Calluna vulgaris, Cryptomeria japonica, Sphagnum sp. and Azores junipers (Juniperus brevifolia).

Then pass through an area with three small lakes (Vale Fundo Lakes), skirting them on the right. Then continue through the Azores heather wood along. After passing the dome, take the wide trail flanked by Erica azorica, Juniperus brevifolia and Calluna vulgaris and descend towards a Japanese cedar wood.

After crossing the woods you will reach an asphalt road. Turn left, passing the hill of Pico Gaspar and walk the final kilometre to the beginning of the route.


Trail Information

Category - Circular
Difficulty - Hard
Extension - 5.8 km
Time average - 2h30m
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