Best forest trails in Brazil

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Explore the most popular forest trails in Brazil with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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#1 - Praia da Solidão to Praia dos Naufragados
Parque Estadual da Serra do Tabuleiro
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Length: 9.6 mi • Est. 5 h 50 m
#2 - Petropolis to Teresopolis
Parque Nacional da Serra dos Órgãos
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Length: 14.1 mi • Est. 9 h 31 m
The traverse between Petropolis and Teresopolis is one of the most famous hikes to do if you are staying in Rio de Janeiro. The hike traverses the Serra dos Órgãos National Park and some of the most epic views of the Serra dos Órgãos mountain range in Serra do Mar. The sheer mountain faces rise up all around you and you are surrounded by expansive views of the lush forest. You will also see one of the most famous mountains in Brazil: Dedo de Deus. The name translates to God’s finger, since it looks like a hang with one finger pointing upwards. You will need a guide and some gear and experience for this challenging, three (plus) day hike.Show more
#3 - Iguazú Falls from the Brazilian Side
Iguaçu National Park
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Length: 2.0 mi • Est. 1 h 2 m
This short trail is one of the most impressive ways to start exploring the Iguazú National Park. It is the main attraction included in the price of admission. There are several viewpoints along the way, which is all paved and equipped with ramps and elevators, ensuring easy access for elderly visitors or reduced mobility. Fees to enter the Park vary for locals, students and foreigners. For updated prices please call: +55 (45) 3521-4400 Show more
#4 - Pedra da Gávea
Parque Nacional da Tijuca
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 2 h 53 m
Pedra da Gávea is the world's largest monolithic block by the sea. There are two ways to get there, one of them passes through the dreaded Carrasqueira a 30 meter wall where first-degree climbing is necessary (that is, there are visible cracks throughout). The other route is called "Pico dos 4" where you can find the gazebo of the"Garganta do Céu" on the way to Pedra da Gávea. The Garganta do Céu is about halfway to the peak of the Gávea Rock, just after the most difficult part of the trail starts. An extremely steep stretch where you need to climb the rock and they have some steel cables in some parts to support the climb or you will need to bring your own ropes. It is recommended to make this route with a guide because they can bring all the security equipment necessary for this trail. Show more
#5 - Cachoeira da Fumaça (por cima)
Parque Nacional da Chapada Diamantina
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 3 h 34 m
#6 - Trilha Lagoinha do leste via Praia do Matadeiro
Parque Municipal da Lagoinha do Leste
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 3 h 39 m
#7 - Morro do Castelo e Mirante do Pati via Caminhos do V
Parque Nacional da Chapada Diamantina
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Length: 21.2 mi • Est. Multi-day
#8 - Pico da Tijuca
Parque Nacional da Tijuca
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 3 h 58 m
The Tijuca's Peak is one of the highest peaks within one of the largest metropolitan rain-forests in the world. The trail that takes you to the top of the peak is one of the oldest, built almost 100 years ago. In one section of the route, there is a ladder of 117 steps carved into the stone. The route to the top of Tijuca's Peak has several climbing routes. From the top of Tijuca's Peak you have a spectacular panoramic view of the whole city. It is possible to see Christ the Redeemer, Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, Maracanã stadium, Guanabara Bay and the city of Niterói.Show more
#9 - Trilha Dois Irmãos
Parque Natural Municipal Penhasco Dois Irmãos
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 1 h 7 m
#10 - Trilha do Lago das Carpas e Mirante Pedra Grande
Parque Estadual da Cantareira
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 3 h 9 m
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