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Best trails in Rio de Janeiro

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Trying to find the best Rio de Janeiro trails? AllTrails has 62 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Rio de Janeiro, Angra dos Reis or Teresópolis, we've got you covered. Ready for some activity? There are 36 moderate trails in Rio de Janeiro ranging from 0.9 to 50.8 miles and from 0 to 7,335 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Rio de Janeiro
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#1 - 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 eShow more
#2 - 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 Show more
#3 - The Jardim Botanico
Parque Jardim Botânico
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 43 m
Enjoy the wonderful botanic garden with tucans, sloths, orchid, giant water-lilies, carnivorous flowers and palm trees Rio de Janeiro: the cidade maravilhosa (marvelous city) is of alluring beauty. WShow more
#4 - 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 Show more
#5 - Corcovado Trail
Parque Henrique Lage
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 3 h 20 m
The trail that leads to the top of Corcovado begins at Parque Lage, which is already an attraction of its own. Along the trail you will see waterfalls, and if you are lucky, a rich wildlife like toucaShow more
#6 - T11: Pouso to Lopes Mendes
Parque Estadual da Ilha Grande
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 43 m
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#7 - Sugar Loaf and Morro da Urca Trail
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 1 h 11 m
This trail is a good alternative to enjoy the view and access to the Sugar Loaf without having to take the cable car. You also have the option to take the cable car and do just one of the stretches ofShow more
#8 - Trilha Dois Irmãos
Parque Natural Municipal Penhasco Dois Irmãos
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 1 h 7 m
Trilha Dois Irmãos is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trailShow more
#9 - Ilha Grande: Abraao to Lopes Mendes
Parque Estadual da Ilha Grande
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Length: 8.8 mi • Est. 5 h 5 m
Round trip hike from Abraao to Lopes Mendes beach, about two hours each way. The trail is marked "T10" and starts right at the end of the main city beach. Don't be mistaken by the trash cans here, thaShow more
#10 - The Sugar Loaf via Cable Car
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 52 m
This peak can be reached a few different ways: by cable car only, by a mix of hiking and cable car, or by climbing/hiking up the mountain. Please do your research to determine the best route for you. Show more
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