Best trails in São Paulo, São Paulo

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Looking for a great trail near São Paulo, São Paulo? AllTrails has 10 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking 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 Parque Estadual da Cantareira or Parque Estadual do Jaraguá, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Parque Ibirapuera or Reserva Biológica Serra do Japi. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 7 easy trails in São Paulo ranging from 1 to 4.2 miles and from 2,365 to 3,024 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 São Paulo, São Paulo? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest 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 5 moderate trails in São Paulo ranging from 2.5 to 6.7 miles and from 2,454 to 3,625 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 São Paulo, São Paulo
Top trails (10)
#1 - Trilha do Lago das Carpas e Mirante Pedra Grande
Parque Estadual da Cantareira
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 3 h 9 m
#2 - Trilha da Pedra Grande
Parque Estadual da Cantareira
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 26 m
Pedra Grande Trail is located in the Cantareira State Park, considered one of the largest urban forests in the world. This trail is all paved and very well signposted with signs indicating the direction until reaching the lookout (Pedra Grande). Upon reaching the viewpoint you will find breathtaking views, a panoramic view of the city of São Paulo and the rich Atlantic Forest. Next to the lookout you can also find the Casa de Pedra Museum, where exhibitions are held. Opening Hours: Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 8 am to 5 pm. Please arrive until 3pm to make to the Pedra Grande and Samambaiaçu trail. Entrance fee: R$15, under 12 and over 60 years old are free of charge. Students pay half price. For updated information on current fees and conditions, please consult the park's website or phone: (11) 2203-0115 (11) 2203-0115 Show more
#3 - A Volta do Lago: Parque Ibirapuera
Parque Ibirapuera
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 9 m
#4 - Cachoeira da Tomba e Cachoeira do Engordador
Parque Estadual da Cantareira
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 20 m
Note: As of October 17, 2020, users have reported that this trail is currently CLOSED. Please check here for updates: https://www.saopaulo.sp.gov.br/conhecasp/parques-e-reservas-naturais/parque-estadual-da-cantareira/ There is a fee to access the park. This is a beautiful trail in the Cantareira State Park, in the north region of São Paulo, where you can enjoy nature and walk along a trail that leads to two waterfalls. This park protects a large area of the Atlantic Forest. There are four visitor centers: Pedra Grande, Engorda, Águas Claras and Cabuçu. The park is equipped with restrooms and drinking fountains and all trails are well marked. You can explore other trails in the park, and places with beautiful views, such as the Pedra Grande viewpoint where you have an incredible view of the forest and the city of São Paulo. An excellent option for the whole family to reconnect with nature!Show more
#5 - Avenida Paulista to Liberdade City Walk
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 42 m
Avenida Paulista serves as a conduit for São Paulo's money and energy, art and culture. The 8-lane thoroughfare represents the drive and verve of the city, and many interesting cultural and artistic hubs have sprouted along its route and in nearby neighborhoods. Start off at the striking Centro da Cultura Judaica (Jewish Cultural Center) before hopping on the subway to Avenida Paulista itself. Stroll along the busy avenue and take in the exhilarating atmosphere of South America's largest metropolis, then take an art break at the Museu de Arte de São Paulo, followed by a rest stop at lush Parque Trianon. Continue on to the Centro Cultural São Paulo with its many rotating exhibitions, then have a meal and maybe a night of karaoke in São Paulo's Japantown, Liberdade. Show more
#6 - Parque do Povo
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 26 m
#7 - Trilha da Samambaiaçu
Parque Estadual da Cantareira
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Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 3 h 40 m
The Samambaiaçu Trail is located in Cantareira Park, considered one of the largest urban forests in the world. The name of this trail is due to a large alley of ferns that border the trail. Opening Hours: Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 8 am to 5 pm. Please arrive before 3pm to make to the Pedra Grande and Samambaiaçu trail. Entrance fee R$15, under 12 and over 60 years old are free of charge. Students pay half price. For up to date information about fees and current conditions, please consult the park's website or phone: (11) 2203-0115 Show more
#8 - Parque Ibirapuera
Parque Ibirapuera
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 1 h 55 m
#9 - Cachoeira do Jamil
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 11 m
Jamil's PRIVATE PROPERTY To enter the trail leading to the Jamil's waterfall, you should pay a fee and sign a term of responsibility. Please call this number for updated prices: (11) 3451-6496/ Whatsapp (11) 96634-5204. The waterfall is located at the confluence of the Monos and the Capivari River. The fall is not very big, but walking along the trail there is a large natural pool at the end, where you can swim. It is also possible to camp on Jamil's property. The place is rustic and there is no electrical power or cell phone signal. Show more
#10 - Trilha da Bica
Parque Estadual da Cantareira
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 38 m