Poco do Inferno
Poco do Inferno
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John M
148 contributions
Jun 2016 • Friends
The Poço do Inferno can be reached by driving along the road to Torre from Manteigas for about 8 km until reaching the sharp turnoff to the left and following a narrow winding road through the forest for another 5 km. Here you reach the ample car park and an information board. The sealed road continues on for another 3 km or so through the forest. At the end of the car park to the right is the Poço do Inferno, easily reached by stairs and hand rails. The Poço is a large, clear pool fed by a waterfall some 10 m high. The outflow continues on the other side of the road also forming a waterfall and large pool. This is reached by a long stairway leading off the carpark down through the trees. Much more interesting is the small trail heading to the left up the hill beside the information board. This trail leads to a lookout onto a further pretty pool above the Poço do Inferno and also branches off to the right to head up the right hand side of the valley, always looking down to the river, often far below. This is a narrow, rocky trail through exposed subalpine terrain, with wild flowers, grasses, mosses and lichens amongst the striking rocky outcrops. As you head up the valley the trees become smaller and fewer, and the trail eventually crosses the stream over a wooden bridge. Here the trail leaves the stream bed and you hike through open grassy terrain with much broom, in flower, when we were there. The trail sidles back in the direction of the car park for a while through large trees and some fallen trunks before turning to the right and following the road, occasionally visible below, for a couple of kilometers. You finally come out on a wide dusty trail that turns left at a large junction to the sealed road leading back to the car park some 3 km away to the left through the forest. This is a nice hike, some 5 km in all, including side trips, through variable terrain that needs at least 3 hours for a decent traverse. The exposed rocky section with its near vertical strata is exhilarating. So, don't just stay at the Poço, head up the trail and enjoy.
Written July 22, 2016
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BCNY100
New York178 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Two things to know about this trail
1) the first 15 minutes are extremely steep rock scramble and very poorly marked
2) the waterfall itself isn’t on the trail, you access it from the parking lot, but going down the stairs from the picnic tables

It’s a mostly beautiful ~1 hour hike with incredible views, the last 15 mins are on the road and kinda a bummer.

Would not recommend for those who don’t hike regularly or have small children. Bring bug spray
Written July 3, 2019
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luizarakaki
Sao Paulo, SP138 contributions
Jan 2017 • Couples
The PR1 trail comprehends a 2.5km trail for average 1.5h. Steep rises in the beginning, not very well marked. But the view is awesome and is a nice trail around the water fall.
Written January 17, 2017
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interzone
Naples, Italy516 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
We love to come here. Its always so peaceful, right now it needs some cleaning and some maintenance is needed too.
Written July 18, 2020
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LeaKromand
Hillerod, Denmark51 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
We visited this place several times during our vacation in Portugal.
One time we even went there early to avoid too many other tourists but it was a little cold there in the shade.
When the sun hit the waterfall at about 11:30 am in august, we jumped in the ice cold water and swam around the little pond. It was REFRESHING and I would recommend everyone to bring their bathingsuits and jump in!
Written August 11, 2018
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BJDOO
Morton, IL673 contributions
Oct 2016 • Couples
This was our first hike in the park. First, we missed the turn off and ended up taking a long and dusty drive through the "high meadow" of the park which turned out to be a highlight. To do it on purpose take the first left going out of the Inferno parking area.
The trail head is right next to the parking area. We looked all around for it as the only sign was not clear. The start of this hike was challenging for the two of us in our mid-60s but proved to be worth the effort.
Written October 27, 2016
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ramilevyy
Shilat, Israel161 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
If you plan to track in
Serra da Estrela national park, do not miss this track.
It short one but challenging.
The track is beautiful: trees, waterfalls, the stones and the total view is amazing 💥💥💥💥💥
Written October 20, 2021
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Jorge60
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg835 contributions
Sep 2021
We got here doing the nice (but rather steep climb) PR2 starting from Manteigas (a loop trail). One can get here by car but it's not the same... In any case, not to be done in wet weather, it can be really dangerous.
Written October 14, 2021
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Rúben Borges
Gondomar, Portugal14 contributions
Aug 2020
A beautiful place to go in the autumn on the trails, during the summer there is only the small pool. Besides that, if you do the trails by foot is an amazing place to have lunch.
Written August 7, 2020
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Cameran H
St. Albans, UK55 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
Apart from the amazing panoramic views everywhere in this region it feels pretty under developed (although it has amazing roads) and this is one of the few places that stood out for a visit.
Once we eventually figured out which way were we’re going we drove down the very narrow, very winding but generally good condition road to the small car park. There we walked the final 1 minute to see the Inferno. It has been quite a dry summer so sadly there was no waterfall. Pretty cool place nonetheless.
Written August 31, 2019
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