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Ferradura Park ( Horseshoe Park)

Address: At the 13 km marker on RS 466 (Caracol Road), Canela, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Phone Number: 00 55 51 282 4300
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Ranked #5 of 28 things to do in Canela
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
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Georgia, USA
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409 reviews 409 reviews
65 attraction reviews
391 helpful votes 391 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

A few miles down a gravel road, with a 5 reale admission price, this is a nice park with some pretty walks that involve changes in elevation, so are mostly for those in decent shape. There's a small restaurant in the park, and we took advantage of the picnic tables to have sandwiches we bought in Canela. There are some... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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143 reviews 143 reviews
66 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

There is no access to the park by public transport and it is few kms away from Canela. The views in the park are amazing. There are several tracks you can take ranging from 20 min walk to 4hrs tramp. I truly enjoyed it and recommend visiting if you are already in Canela.

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
35 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

The park is quite far from Canela and is not accessible by public transport. Only gravel road from Caracol park coes there but there are magnificent scenes yvown on postcards and it is worth visitibg. The entrance is much lower comparing Caracol and there are longer possible trips in quiet nature.

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Santa Cruz do Sul, RS
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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

The park has a great landscape, and the belvederes are very accessible (2 min easy walk). Consider taking kids or elderly family members. There is a small zip line for children. The staff is very pleasant. You can take some time for exploring the trails, 4 h must be enough. The road is not paved, but is in good condition.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The walk down to the river cai is excellent and the waterfall amazing. The park itself is so much more relaxing than caracol though takes a bit longer to get to. The lookouts are absolutely amazing also and there are quite a few of them

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Sao Paulo
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60 reviews 60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Worth a visit, specially if you have time to spend there and even better if you are fit enough to walk up and down the trails!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Beautiful view. Went there on a drizzly day and had the place to ourselves with just the mists amidst the valleys, stunning. It had rained heavily the days before so we couldn't go down to the river itself, but even without this it was worth the R$8 each. The normal tours or buses don't go here so you'll have to... More 

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Jerusalem, Yerushalayim, Israel
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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

When you enter the park by car, after a reasonable drive through beatifull landscapes on the continuation of the Caracol road, which is partly unpaved, you don't even imagine the beauty of the view from the belvederes located inside the park. From all of them, you see the meandering river well below in the valley, and the forests and hills... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012 via mobile

National park, lot of wild life, nice landscape, I definitively recommend it if you are in the region

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Belo Horizonte, MG
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

We went to Caracol Park and were already impressed by the view. Now, Ferradura Park is even better: breathtaking views over the Serra Gaucha. The place is about 15 km from Canela and by car easy to reach. The facilities there are very basic and this makes is so beautiful. There are even churrasco places where you can have your... More 

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