Trying to find the best Rio de Janeiro trails? AllTrails has 57 great hiking trails, 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. Whether you're looking for the best trails in Parque Nacional da Serra dos Órgãos or around Rio de Janeiro, Angra dos Reis or Teresópolis we've got you covered. If you're looking for great Rio de Janeiro state park trails, check out Parque Estadual da Ilha Grande. Ready for some activity? There are 34 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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hiking
rocky
scramble
1 day ago

hiking
over grown
8 days ago

walking
rocky
24 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Excellent hike and extremely safe. There was officers the whole way up. Which was nice to see Brazil making an effort for safety. Trail took us just over an hour and we have good footwear and do a lot of hiking. There was a couple places that had a good incline, nothing dangerous though. Was a good hike and I would do it again, bring water.

hiking
muddy
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Incredible! Day one was mostly a hike through thicker woods, gaining elevation in a humid setting. By the end of the day it started to rain and we trudged through mud and rock to get to abrigo açú. Day 2 I call Disneyworld because it was like a theme park of sliding down rocks on your butt, scrambling over rocks, climbing the “elevador” a bunch of rebar steps on the side of a sheer rock face, and mounting the “cavalinho” a fallen rock that I later learned is really on the side of a sheer drop off O___O Day 3 is an easy zigzag stroll down through a tropical forest. Abrigos are warm and cozy, beautiful trail even with clouds and little views. Physically demanding but super fun and rewarding. Loved it!!

hiking
1 month ago

Great way to get the Redeemer, I recommend to wear comfortable clothes and bring water or fruits.

hiking
2 months ago

A great trail! Do not be afraid of the safety it was fine. The best way to get to Christ the Redeemer, the busses and shuttles looked terrible and crowded. I counted 7.5 miles there and back. It is very hot and humid so bring a lot of water. Saw multiple families of moneys!!!! :)

Great trek! The temperature makes for some hard work at times but definitely worth it for beautiful views at the top!

Well maintained trail. Easy to moderate. Too rainy and foggy when we went to enjoy the viewpoints but beautiful forest still.

hiking
scramble
3 months ago

I hired a local guide and he obviously knew the trail through and through. I happened to do the hike on a day when it was 95 degrees and a heat index of 106, which, is pretty rough. However, the rain forest before the summit is quite beautiful. It is full of jack fruit trees, monkeys and toucans (heard but not seen) and a lovely assortment of butterflies. Definitely bring lots of cold water and Gatorade type drinks and snacks. It is physically taxing and can get pretty technical with lots of scrambling. The dreaded carresquiera is right before the summit. It is about 30 meters high. For extra safety, I was roped up. Admittedly, it is scary, especially if you look down. After that, there is still more ascent and some scrambling until you finally reach the summit, which has absolutely stunning views of Rio. I repelled down, which was much easier than ascending. A wonderful experience which provides great memories and photos.

Amazing view to the lagoon

hiking
4 months ago

This is a great hike and is definetelly a hard hike. The rain and mud added another level of difficulty. I recorded about 6.4 miles round trip.

hiking
bugs
5 months ago

Beautiful location , but this is not a hike , it is more of a stroll . Kid-friendly but not jogger -friendly . Running is strictly forbidden after 8 or 9 am and they will enforce that.

hiking
bugs
5 months ago

Dense tropical forest most of the way . There are signs to avoid getting lost , but other than that it feels you’re in wild and uncharted territory - very exciting . This is definitely a hard trail because there is constant climbing - it will take average hikers at least 2 hours to get to the top .

Fiz esse caminho a pé, dormindo embaixo do viaduto... show!!

Pas de difficulté majeure, la faune est sympa et le graal est atteint une fois arrivé sur la plage.

Nous avons terminé la randonnée en 4h. Magnifique vue une fois atteint le sommet. Il faut cependant être en bonne condition physique car le dénivelé est important. Ne convient pas aux enfants.

Superbe randonnée sur la papagaio !

Good trail, easy underfoot along a rocky service road. Would say it is actually moderate rather than difficult in comparison to other rated AllTrails. Took 1h 50m each direction at a good pace. Not much by the way of views enroute, but you are rewarded on arrival at Dois Rios! The ocean was quite rough when we visited so didn’t manage to take a dip! Would recommend.

hiking
muddy
5 months ago

Go early for pictures. Good trail and views. Más temprano mejor, mucha gente pasando las 11am. Mais cedo is possible you have to get there, to the top. For pictures and don’t take to wait very much in line.

Not really a trail, it’s just the sidewalk along the beach except for the eastern end where you climb the rock. Excellent views from Arpeador. Lots pf places along the way to purchase a drink.

hiking
6 months ago

Great experience. I would rate it as moderate and higher, The trail is all uphill with many steep sections, and a handful of small sections where you will need to get on all four due to steepness. Lots of vegetation, didn't see any animals except ants and birds. Take water, you will need it, no matter how mild the weather might be. Trail is not marked by signs, except at the start of the trail, but it is pretty obvious where you need to go. You need to go the Vidigal fable, at the entrance to the fabela go to the motorcycle trailer stand to hire a moto-taxi to take you to the beginning of the trail, cost was $1.25 US each way. You could walk to the start of the trail, but you will start the trail exhausted. Tell the driver you will pay him double if he drives slowly, highly suggested since they drive like maniacs otherwise. Just tell the driver, "Trillha does irmaos", he will know. I wouldn't go right after a rain, trail would be very slippery.

hiking
6 months ago

Super randonnée ! Nous sommes montés depuis le point magasin du Corcovado sans aucun problème pour aller jusqu’au christ rédempteur puis nous sommes redescendus jusqu’au parque lage , attention les pentes sont raides et glissantes . Belles cascades sur les chemins mais pas d’animaux ce jour la.

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
7 months ago

Great hike. Very clean and no problems. I went from the top down and enjoyed it very much. Even ran into a family of monkeys.

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