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Best trails in Parque Nacional da Serra dos Órgãos, Brazil

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Looking for a great trail in Parque Nacional da Serra dos Órgãos, Rio de Janeiro? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, views 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. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 5 hard trails in Parque Nacional da Serra dos Órgãos 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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The Serra dos Órgãos National Park is a Federal Integral Protection Unit of the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio), whose main objective is to preserve representative samples of national ecosystems. Visitors can enjoy one of the best places in the country to practice mountain sports, such as climbing, hiking, rappel and others; besides enjoying beautiful waterfalls. The park has a fantastic network of trails, more than 200 kilometers in all levels of difficulty: from the suspended trail, accessible to people in wheelchairs, to the heavy Traverse Petrópolis-Teresópolis, with 30 kilometers of high and steep mountains. One of the most famous climbs is Dedo de Deus (God's Finger), considered the starting point of rock climbing in the country. The park is home to a precious biodiversity, including many endangered animals and many endemic species (which only occur in this location).

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Map of trails in Parque Nacional da Serra dos Órgãos, Brazil
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Top trails (8)
#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 - Trilha Cartao Postal to Mirante Cartāo Postal
Parque Nacional da Serra dos Órgãos
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 56 m
#4 - Dedo de Deus Viewpoint and Teresopolis Viewpoint
Parque Nacional da Serra dos Órgãos
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 3 h 48 m
Hiking in the Parque Nacional da Serra dos Órgãos. Located in the southern area of the city of Teresópolis, the Pousada Chamonix was chosen for its walking distance vicinity to the park entrance. Inside the park, visitors are not allowed to venture beyond the Barragem (dike) point unless registered for specific hikes. Most popular is the Travessia Trail to Petropolis which normally requires two overnight stays at cabins (abrigos). For this hike, follow the road to Barragem and descend via a canopy walk, then take the trilhas (trails) to the spot of Cartão Postal (postcard) and Mozart, a spot named after a Brazilian mountaineer with a view over Teresopolis.Show more
#5 - Petropolis to Teresopolis Day 2
Parque Nacional da Serra dos Órgãos
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 51 m
#6 - 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
#7 - Agulha do Diabo
Parque Nacional da Serra dos Órgãos
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Length: 11.1 mi • Est. 6 h 48 m
NEEDLE OF THE DEVIL This rock formation in the form of a needle is in the center of a huge 'Cauldron'. The altitude above sea level in this region is higher than 2,000m and the needle stands out because it is a bit higher than the huge walls that surround it. In summer they say that the clouds, which almost cover up the whole Needle look very red at sundown, making the place looks like a huge bubbling cauldron expelling smoke, hence the name DEVIL'S NEEDLE. The needle can be seen while crossing but it is from the Lookout of Hell that one has the most impressive sight of its grandeur.Show more
#8 - Pedra da Mãe d'Água
Parque Nacional da Serra dos Órgãos
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 2 h 7 m