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

Parque Nacional da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22451-261, Brazil
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Trekking at Pedra da Gavea in Rio de Janeiro
More Info
and up
Private Rapelling and Trekking at Pedra da Gavea Tour
More Info
and up
Full-Day Pedra da Gavea Small-Group Hiking Tour
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“great hike” (13 reviews)
“rock climb” (8 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Parque Nacional da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22451-261, Brazil
Barra da Tijuca
Write a Review
Reviews (2,683)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 177 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Since I was alone in Rio I arranged with a private guide (Rio Adventures) to do the hike. I was not disappointed: the hike is really awesome! Having said that: do not attempt this hike if you are not an experienced hiker with the proper...More

Thank Jacq129
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I struggled to find accurate details about this trail so I'm going to give it a shot here. First of all, it is absolutely magnificent. Any outdoorsy person who visits in Rio should consider hiking this trail at some point, even over the Christ or...More

2  Thank bobthebob12345
Reviewed August 3, 2017

If you like adventures you should climb up. You can reach to the very top with the help of your feet and your hands in some parts that require a little of climbing but without the need of a rope/harness. Not recommended if you fear...More

Thank IngAlvin
Reviewed August 1, 2017

Best hiking trip I had in Rio. I did the tour with NatTrip, and I recommend them. It is doable without a tour, just less safe. It would be faster that way though. Also much cheaper without a tour. It's difficult to get to the...More

Thank Nate W
Reviewed July 25, 2017 via mobile

We hired a guide to take us to the top. It's a challenging hike, with rock climbing too. Had to overcome some fear to get to the top! Can be very scary at points! I wouldn't do it if you're not fairly fit or if...More

1  Thank helenamariee
Reviewed May 15, 2017

The place has an amazing view from bottom to top, it's not the hardest climb, neither the easiest one - but you'll get tired anyway. I've heard a lot of people complainning about being robbed on their way up, and police is never there.

Thank Alexandre R
Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

I love this hike. It's long and intense. At least two hours going up at a nice easy pace. If your not comfortable with heights and some level of rock climbing, this might not be a good experience for you. But if you think you...More

1  Thank Thaisa S
Reviewed March 25, 2017

Pedra Da Gavea is incredible beautiful as well as difficult hiking route, therefore you should be prepared to pour some sweat. I arrived to the Parque Nacional Da Tijuca by a city bus. It took about 4 hours to get to the top and down...More

2  Thank Evaldas Č
Reviewed March 18, 2017

Amazing view of Rio. Wonderful experience. At some point near the top things get a little more challenging. Better to go with someone that know local people and the tracks.

Thank MarioLoyola
Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

It's a landmark in Rio! Part of a mountain chain together with the "Two Brothers" with incredible shapes. Legends say it was once visited by old civilizations and/or alliens. Hire a good tourguide and go to the top of the mountain: it's just wonderful and...More

1  Thank Silvia M
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Parada do Chocolate
52 reviews
.24 miles away
8 reviews
.50 miles away
8 reviews
.30 miles away
Barril Da Brasil
40 reviews
.43 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Escola De Samba Beija Flor De Nilopolis
63 reviews
4.08 miles away
Casa Quissama Museum
19 reviews
.57 miles away
Parque Natural de gericino
60 reviews
3.78 miles away
Nilopolis Square Shopping Center
21 reviews
4.44 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Sean Patrick D
September 5, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Nate W | 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
Lauren a
May 17, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from maiasilvia |
Pedra da Gavea is a huge mountain that can be seen from many places in Rio. Go to the top of the hill is "a long and wide road" and dangerous. It is for few people... You'll need a tour guide, so if U do that please, select... More
anna l
February 21, 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Plexiaw | Reviewed this property |
Opens at 8am; You can start hiking up until 2pm. Park closes at 5pm.