Best trails in Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro

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Looking for a great trail near Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro? AllTrails has 5 great hiking trails, forest 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 in Parque Nacional da Serra dos Órgãos, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Parque do Flamengo or Serra do Mendanha. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 4 hard trails in Petrópolis ranging from 1.8 to 14.1 miles and from 3,310 to 7,217 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 Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro
Top trails (5)
#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 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
#2 - Petropolis to Teresopolis Day 1
Parque Nacional da Serra dos Órgãos
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 4 h 15 m
#3 - Pico do Alcobaça via Travessia Uricanal
Parque Nacional da Serra dos Órgãos
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 1 h 44 m
#4 - Trilha Seio de Vênus
Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 3 h 16 m
The Seio de Venus trail takes you to the summit of a beautiful mountain that has a peculiar shape that gives rise to its name, depending on the angle that is seen the mountain really has the shape of a woman's breast. The mountain is located in the middle of the City of Petropolis and the view from its summit is impressive. If the weather is clear, you can see the Guanabara Bay, the city of Niterói, and the city of Rio de Janeiro and part of the Baixada Fluminense.Show more
#5 - Pedra da Mãe d'Água
Parque Nacional da Serra dos Órgãos
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 2 h 7 m