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“Trail to Corcovado”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Parque Lage

Parque Lage
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Private Tour: Botanical Gardens and Parque Lage Photography Tour
Ranked #26 of 710 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
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“Trail to Corcovado”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013

I highly recommend the hike from Parque Lage to the Corcovado. It is 2.7km (1.7mi) long and one gains about 700m in altitude, so it is rather steep. There is a short section of about 20m where one has to climb up some rocks, holding a chain, and a few other places where on should hold on to roots and trees go get up the hill. Otherwise it is not excessively challenging for a reasonably fit person. (However, I would not bring children on this.)

After a few minutes there was almost no sign of civilization anymore (ignoring Rio's urban white noise and the ever-present helicopters) and I felt like I was in a remote rain forest. Really enjoyable!

It took me just under an hour to get to Corcovado - it's a great way to get up there without spending a long time in traffic or waiting for the tramway. On the way up I met no one. On the way down I saw 4-5 other parties. There was almost no litter, zero mosquitoes, and no other bothersome critters. I saw one monkey. The greatest danger seemed to be the mangoes raining from the trees down in Parque Lage.

Someone has posted a little trail map on the internet. It is not to scale, but I found it helpful, especially to find the trail head in Parque Lage, which is not marked.

Visited January 2013
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“Relaxing and Beautiful Park”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012

Just below the Statue of the Christ, this park is an amazing getaway from the city, you can enjoy a relaxing stroll around r sit and have a bite to eat at their charming café do lage(they also serve breakfest).

Visited December 2012
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“Beautiful park, free entrance, and trail to Corcovado”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012

Park Laje is one of my favorite places in teh city of Rio. This park with an exuberant vegetaion, offer a great Cafe & Restaurant at this beautiful antique construction, serve a fantastic breakfast, and light meals. You can see photos of teh park at the web. Park Laje was a farm in the pass, and have some atractions as a old grott, a big lake, an aquarium, and many beatiful trees, the best place for a picknick. After the visit in the park, if you are one of this people like me that love hiking, you can reach the best trail to the Tijuca Forest witch take you to the Christ Redmeer. Take some swiming costume as will be great to have shower at teh waterfalls in the way, great refresh braik.

Visited December 2012
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“So cool!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2012

I only discovered this park after living in Rio for 3 months. I passed it every day on the way to school, and never thought to explore it! So glad I took the time to do so. Not a huge place, but so calm and beautiful and a great place to have a picnic! Plus, Snoop Dog and Pharrel shot a video there. just sayin.

Visited November 2012
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“Next to Botanico”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

A good trekking, if you want in the city of Rio. It is just next to Jardim Botanico, but people may miss it, inside there is a nice trekking spot, a small but beautiful aquarium, cafe, castle, art museum and a glimpse of Amazon forest.

Visited November 2012
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