We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Pedra da Gavea

Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Book In Advance
All photos (979)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Closed Now
Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
See all hours
Parque Nacional da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22451-261, Brazil
Zona Oeste (West Zone)
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Pedra da Gavea
from $43.00
More Info
from $51.39
More Info
from $85.00
More Info
Reviews (2,835)
Filter reviews
200 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews great hike climbing skills difficult trail intense hike rock face wonderfull view afraid of heights an amazing experience christ the redeemer rope climbers da rocks guide rappel trekking pedra
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 200 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The hike up to Pedra da Gavea takes around 2,5 to 3 hours and is definitely worth it. Be mindful though that one section is pretty dangerous if you are not with a guide who is providing ropes to climb up the rocks. You can...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank worldtravelchris
Reviewed June 14, 2019

I did the hiking with friends, we expected that it was a little bit easier so I recomend you go ready do do as well a rock clinbing in the way. But the view from the top of the nature mixed with the city is...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Aline4444Veras
Reviewed May 26, 2019

It is 2h and 30 minutes to hit the top of Pedra da Gavea! you have longer trails in Rio but none of them is harder than Pedra da Gavea!!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed April 30, 2019 via mobile

2 days ago, my wife and I had the pleasure of booking through Rio Mountain Sports to hike Pedra da Gavea. We were guided by Ivanir Chamberlain and honestly feel like we could both call Ivanir a friend after our experience. Ivanir was patient, knowledgeable,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank zgagnon
Reviewed March 29, 2019

Great for treking and hiking, but on a humid hot day it's not for the faint hearted so be well prepared. But the view at the top is worth it.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank roadtrippin_nomad
Reviewed January 31, 2019

This hike was difficult but totally worth it. I would highly suggest a guide of some sort to make sure you do not get lost (not highly marked) and you can take both ways (one up and one down). In my opinion it was the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Dyana B
Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

This hike is often described as hard and challenging. I can absolutely sign that. But the nature and the great view made it worth it! Our guide (Instagram: Thaleswil) was very friendly and leaded us professionally through the area. He gave us the right space...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BShaban
Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

This is such a rewarding climb and so fun but very difficult in places. The start is easy but it gets progressively more difficult and in places you are quite literally rock climbing and once you get near to the top it really is a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Clio G
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely recommended! Beautiful walk (approx 2:30 h all the way to the top) and amazing views. Watch out though, it is NOT a trek for beginners and the last part can be quite dangerous (no assistance in-site). So beware of your limitations!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Imane K
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

My advice is to arrive early, the parque opens at 08:00 am, be there at this time if possible. During the hiking (2:30 hs) it gets more difficult while you go up. Good to have basic climbing skills and you must be comfort walking o...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Meyhofer
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 299 nearby hotels
Nobile Inn & Suites Premiere
60 reviews
.38 miles away
Grand Mercure Rio de Janeiro Riocentro
481 reviews
.58 miles away
Apart Hotel Rio Stay
76 reviews
.61 miles away
Midas Rio Suites
193 reviews
.74 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 14,857 nearby restaurants
Beco Band Restaurante
92 reviews
.74 miles away
Cacau Show
13 reviews
.47 miles away
Restaurante Ze Colmeia
13 reviews
.62 miles away
Megamatte Rio Centro - MapBand
8 reviews
.35 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 2,053 nearby attractions
Rock in Rio
190 reviews
.77 miles away
Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach
1,445 reviews
2.23 miles away
Olimpic Park
829 reviews
1.91 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
May 3, 2019|
Response from zgagnon | Reviewed this property |
Eu não me sentiria confortável escalando sozinho, não. especialmente se fosse minha primeira vez. talvez se eu tivesse mais experiência com a caminhada, mas não pela primeira vez
October 22, 2017|
Response from nora_schubert |
Hi, Could you do this hiking tour last year, could you join others? I'm in the same situation as you, but I'd like to perform the tour this year, at the beginning of November. If you have any tips for me, please let me know... More
Sean Patrick D
September 5, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from nateweger | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't count on being able to use a rope that is already there. Most people go up with no rope at all, but if you want to be safe and go with gear, I recommend booking a tour guide to take you up