Explore the most popular Partially Paved 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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bugs
rocky
scramble
27 days ago

Beautiful moderate to hard trail with ups and downs and rocky portions. Many great view of the lagoon throughout and historical ruins that enrich the experience. Bring bug spray and lots of water.

hiking
blowdown
29 days ago

ok

You will be able to experience wild nature, small villages and a beautifull mix of green and blue. At the end you will find good restaurants so tou can sit relax and take a pid boat to where you began.

Great hike just North of São Paulo. Took an Uber to Alberto Löfgren State Park (about 40 min from Paulista area). First part of the hike is paved but has pretty impressive inclines. We took the split to the left (500 km longer) on the way up. The trail to Lago das Carpas was clay and gravel for the most part. We started the hike early and it was mostly shaded, a plus when it is hot and humid. We used mosquito repellent as it was advised by locals. Never encountered any mosquitos but happy to be prepared. Would definitely recommend this hike.

This trail is smal part of a 250 mile trail . It’s a beautiful site seeing and big part of it is on dirt . Be prepared for raining that’s common in this mountain system.

hiking
2 months ago

4th time hiking this trail. Love it!

Did this hike in March 2018 and it was a beautiful hike! We were a little spooked after hearing about the robberies but didn’t have any issues. However, would highly recommend you not bring anything of value just in case and go early!!

Did this trail several years ago when we visited Rio for the Olympics. Sad to hear it’s unsafe these days. It was a fun one with a couple really steep areas!

hiking
rocky
scramble
washed out
8 months ago

Nice trail with great views of Atibaia and surrounding regions. Rugged with little shade, especially after fires this past week. Trails are not marked, but there are great boulders and a cool stream halfway up. Best for hikers age 8 and up. Bring lots of water as you are exposed for nearly the entire hike.

hiking
8 months ago

The trail is completely paved and has a steep inclination towards the end. It should be appropriate for everybody, including kids (since it is paved). You arrive at a spot with a beautiful view of the city. Parking space is limited, so you should plan to arrive early or get an uber. You need to pay a small entrance fee and the whole trail is super safe.

I have done this trail three times in the past 3 years. While it is a great hike, it is also notoriously dangerous. bandits routinely assault trailers. tourists especially are easy targets as they often are disillusioned/unaware of RJ's violence. ask any Carioca and they will tell you the same thing. If you choose still to do this trail, I highly recommend you go early (robbers are not known for being early birds) and on a day of low traffic. perhaps a week day. do not bring items of high worth, bring some back up money hidden in a shoe just in case. For those risk takers out there, enjoy and stay safe!

As a hiker in Rio for almost ten years now I’ve never heard about this. Be careful.

Very easy trail. 30 min max. Now they’ve built stairs!

This trail is extremely dangerous right now. Lots of robberies. I would suggest you to avoid it.

hiking
Tue Jul 31 2018

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).

hiking
Mon Jun 18 2018

One of the hidden gems in Parana State in Brazil, the Guartelá Canyon seem to be only known by locals. There are a couple of different trails, but the most challenging ones require a guide (for reasons that no one could explain). The easy trail is worthwhile your time though and the canyon is more impressive that pictures can tell.

hiking
Tue Mar 13 2018

Awesome hiking in a sunny day

Great view and amazing people around! Luckily there were not as much people at the end of the day as usually when I was on this trail.

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