3.03 mi

Elevation gain

2,270 ft

Technical difficulty

Very difficult

Elevation loss

2,287 ft

Max elevation

2,589 ft


29 2.8

Min elevation

937 ft

Trail type

  • Photo of Poço das Pulgas - Circular
  • Photo of Poço das Pulgas - Circular
  • Photo of Poço das Pulgas - Circular
  • Photo of Poço das Pulgas - Circular




February 19, 2017


February 2017
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2,589 ft
937 ft
3.03 mi

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near Ponta Delgada, Madeira (Portugal)

Circular route to the "Poço das Pulgas" waterfall.
Both accesses to the location have wet, slippery and exposed areas.
Please proceed with caution.
There are marks on the trees along the way.


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    bernatfeliu Jan 20, 2019

    I have followed this trail  verified  View more

    El camino está lleno de vegetación y en malas condiciones. A la parte de arriba se pierde por vale la pena subir todo el bosque, donde no hay ningún tipo de vistas.

  • pedromcfreitas Sep 18, 2020

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    Trilho espetacular, óptima paisagem e cascatas, quer a Cascata do Rabo do Burro e o Poço das Pulgas, requer algum cuidado, pois a subida é muito escorregadia, sendo que o trilho (subida e descida íngreme) para a 2ª Lombada requer uma boa condição física!

  • Jess Middleton Dec 15, 2020

    I did this trail clockwise from Parque das Merendas. The first half of the trek is pretty straightforward, but be prepared for some really steep climbs! There are sporadic signposts for the Poco das Pulgas which you should be able to follow on your way up.

    The 2nd half of the route is far more intense and dangerous. Once you set off from the falls the signage becomes almost non existent. You'll have to use your intuition to work out which paths look like theyve been used recently, and then follow those. I had a couple of slips and falls which couldve been a lot worse than they ended up being. Branches will snap and the ground will give way, so be really careful as you're heading down.

    Take this route seriously, it's very easy to have a really bad accident on this hike. Wear the right shoes, take your time and use your head. If you trust yourself as a hiker, the falls are well worth the trip.

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