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Best trails in Rio de Janeiro

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Looking for a great trail near Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro? AllTrails has 35 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 in Parque Nacional da Tijuca, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Parque Jardim Botânico or Parque Henrique Lage. Ready for some activity? There are 22 moderate trails in Rio de Janeiro ranging from 0.9 to 29 miles and from 0 to 3,110 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Looking for a great trail near Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro? AllTrails has 22 great hiking trails, views trails, wildlife 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. Ready for some activity? There are 14 moderate trails in Rio de Janeiro ranging from 0.9 to 29 miles and from 0 to 3,313 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 - 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
#2 - 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
#3 - 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
#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 - 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
#6 - 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
#7 - 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
#8 - The Corcovado and the Christo Redentor by Train
Parque Henrique Lage
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 2 h 10 m
Rio de Janeiro: the cidade maravilhosa (marvelous city) is of alluring beauty. With the contrast between the verdant rain forests, the deep blue ocean and the white-sand beaches shining under the sunShow more
#9 - Praia do Leblon, Ipanema Beach and Pedra do Arpoador
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 13 m
The Zona Sul is Rio's upscale neighborhoods, and the area of the most famous beaches, including Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon. The Zona Sul is overlooked by the world famous Christo Redentor. The beShow more
#10 - Trilha do Forte Duque de Caxias e Morro do Leme
Area de Proteção Ambiental dos Morros do Leme e Urubu
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 42 m
The route to Duke of Caxias Fort is on a winding, steep and picturesque road. It is open from Tuesday to Sunday: 9:30AM to 4:30PM. Tickets: Regular Price: R$ 4,00 Half Entrance (students): R$ 2,00Show more
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