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Pedra da Gavea

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Address: Parque Nacional da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22451-261, Brazil
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3h hiking for amazing view

Quiet difficult and long hiking through Tijuca forest but it worth it. Take water and snacks with you. The view from the top is amazing. Rio - to the right, Barra - to the left... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Quiet difficult and long hiking through Tijuca forest but it worth it. Take water and snacks with you. The view from the top is amazing. Rio - to the right, Barra - to the left. Best experience!

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Absolute BEST part of my trip to Rio. I love hiking and this is a hike! The beginning of the hike can be tricky to get to. Our taxi driver had to stop multiple times for directions but we finally made it up a super steep hill in the cab and started the hike. You start off hiking through the... More 

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Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This trail is a lot of fun to hike but only if you like fairly steep and challenging terrain. There are numerous places where you will have to use your hands to grab onto boulders, roots, trees, etc. to get to the top. There are also a few places where chains, foot pegs, etc. have been embedded into the rocks... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

If you have opportunity do it without a doubt! Is like almost 3 hours of walk for the most amazing view of the city, at one point called Carrasqueira you must to be careful otherwise it can be bad.I can promise you all the effort to hit this place worth it. The best could be start the walk in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Is a nice trekking, but too crowded. The "carrasqueira" is the most difficult part of the trekking and many people is not aware of the danger. So is good to be careful.

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exeter
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Not for the faint hearted! i had help with Jorge from trekking rio, but otherwise i think you need climbing gear or a harness (or nerves of steel)> seriously a great hike and an amazing view i will never forget

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The summit lies 844 m above sea level. The rock is located between San Conrado and Barra de Tijuca, in the Tijuca forest. One part in particular is notoriously difficult, called the “Carrasqueira“, a steep 30m high wall of rocks. You should not attempt to do this part on your own unless you’re an experienced rock climber. The safest way... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The views from the top are fantastic (360 degree view). If you are going during hell season (Rio has 2 seasons only, furnace - from april til october - and hell - october til april) make sure you bring at least 3 liters of water per person. This is the only thing you MUST follow no matter what, specially if... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

It's a great experience and 'local' attraction but unfortunatelly sometimes robbery happens . Most people need equipaments to complete the whole path

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

It offers the most amazing views of Rio. It is a hard hike, that's for sure, but it is worth doing it. A word of caution: do be prepare for the hike. You can also go handglinding which is a breathtaking experience.

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