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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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Challenging trail! Stunning views

About 5 hours to reach the peak, with a tricky (and quite dangerous) climb, known as "carrasqueira" (which roughly translates to executioner or hangman). The trail is well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Bruno S
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Belo Horizonte, MG

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

About 5 hours to reach the peak, with a tricky (and quite dangerous) climb, known as "carrasqueira" (which roughly translates to executioner or hangman). The trail is well marked, but at the same time is dense and allows you to enjoy nature. Amazing views along the way. Awesome activity!

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1 Thank Bruno S
Santa Clara, California
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All the reviews say the hike is difficult, which it is. The Pedra Bonita and Pico da Tijuca hikes are pretty easy hikes in comparison. This averages 32%, which is very similar to the hike up Corcovado (31%). This hike is more difficult because it is quite a bit longer and has more places where you have to scramble up... More 

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3 Thank russandsheila
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whenever you come to Rio, you should visit the "Pedra da Gavea". Pay attention this place is not the Sugar Loaf. It is an amazing place, on top of the "Pedra da Gavea" you will have the opportunity to see one of the best landscapes of Rio, and a spectacular sunset. If you like to jump from hang gliding or... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pedra da Gavea hike is truly one of the most amazing experiences you can have in Rio. The panoramic view from the top leaves you breathless, but it sure is a challenging one. It took a lot of time to make my girlfriend to join with me on this hike and when I finally got her to agree, I can... More 

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4 Thank Kristjan K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We started this hike but had to give in halfway cause we weren't thoroughly prepared. Make sure you bring enough water and sunblock. It's really worth it. Also the children (7 & 9) liked it.

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1 Thank Muriël G
Santiago, Chile
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

If you're up for a hike and feel like walking 800+ meters above sea level, then this is your hike! Pedra da Gavea is one of the best things to do in Rio. Get ready for some hard climbing where at some points you're making your way up on your hands and knees! However the views once you start approaching... More 

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Rio de Janeiro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

If you like trekking, the trail to the top of "Pedra da Gávea" offers an explendid view. to get to the top you must do some climbing, but no equipment or experience is needed. Those who are afraid of heights should rethink the trail, though.

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Pinheiros, São Paulo, Brazil
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Lots of local people mixed in with the tourist. Lots of nice bars and restaurantes nearby. Clean sand and generally big waves. Cold water :(

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Thank DCMevergreen
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

great place. has an option for every level hiker out there! good family program if opting for the easier tracks

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Radlett, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Exquisite - great day out, waterfall beautiful, views outstanding - a must do when in Rio. Make sure you put mosquito repellent on.

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