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.

hiking
3 months ago

According to
https://www.halfwayanywhere.com/hikes/brazil-hikes/hiking-morro-da-urca/
the hike up Urca Hill is not difficult, but
https://www.halfwayanywhere.com/hikes/brazil-hikes/hiking-pao-de-acucar-sugarloaf-mountain/
says that the hike up Sugarloaf Mountain indicated on the trail map should carry this warning: "This track is generally considered a climb and not a hike. There is a fair amount of scrambling up exposed rock faces (you slip and fall, you die) and a section of trail that requires you to climb a 20 meter vertical section of rock (Costão do Pão de Açúcar). Most people use ropes and climbing gear to reach the summit (you probably should too)."
So this loop should not be labelled EASY. If you don't have gear, probably it is best to climb Urca Hill and to take the cable car from there up to Sugarloaf and back (about half price, since you won't need to take the first cable car from the base up to Urca Hill).

This trail has unique sandstone formations carved by nature. It allows you to take a closer look at large craters with exuberant vegetation, groundwater and beautiful rock formations with varying contours.

4 months ago

It’s just a dirt road, no technical difficulty besides loose sand over hardpack.
Some steep hills though, especially at the first 2 miles. For bikers with some fitness, no beginners.
And there are many awesome singletrack trails that can be accessed from this main one. Just there are no signs at all. Either ride with a local or download on your GPS from other apps like Wikiloc or Garmin.

Fantastic hike! Don’t forget to climb up the second ridge, it’s worth it

on The Sugar Loaf

hiking
8 months ago

Awesome hiking in a sunny day

hiking
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

One of the best trails I've done. Plenty of (private) parking available at the start. Crazy views at the end. This trail is hardcore, specially if you decide to go up the second mountain after you reach the beach. The second mountain is very steep, almost like rock climbing.

on The Sugar Loaf

2 months ago

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10 months ago

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hiking
Thursday, April 21, 2016