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Best trails in Parque Nacional da Tijuca

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Looking for a great trail in Parque Nacional da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro? AllTrails has 10 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. Ready for some activity? There are 6 moderate trails in Parque Nacional da Tijuca ranging from 0.9 to 6.2 miles and from 196 to 3,110 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Tijuca National Park is a special place full of history located in the center of Rio de Janeiro. In addition to protecting Corcovado and the Cristo Redentor monument, the park protects the world's first replanted forest. Visitors can enjoy a multitude of trails and waterfalls, as well as historical ruins from the time of coffee farms. Please refer to the parks page, for current ticket prices.

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Top trails (10)
#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 - 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
#3 - Trilha da Vista Chinesa
Parque Nacional da Tijuca
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 37 m
Trilha da Vista Chinesa is a 2.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primariShow more
#4 - Trilha da Vista Chinesa via Estrada Dona Castorina
Parque Nacional da Tijuca
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 35 m
The trail is well marked and has steep terrain. During the course you can find waterfalls along the way, some of which can be seen from the road itself. You can get there by foot, bicycle or by car viShow more
#5 - Alto das Paineiras via Cachoeiras do Horto e Trilha Transcarioca
Parque Nacional da Tijuca
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Length: 8.3 mi • Est. 5 h 35 m
Part of the Transcarioca Trail. You will arrive by bus until the ascent of Horto, by the way that gives the Chinese view. The trail follows to the Paineiras or Christ the Redeemer. It passes by some wShow more
#6 - Cachoeiras do Horto
Parque Nacional da Tijuca
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 40 m
There are three waterfalls along the way: Cachoeira do Chuveiro, Horto and Jequitiba. The trail is not very steep. However, there are some more challenging areas where you have to climb a big rock or Show more
#7 - Pedra da Gávea via Garganta do Céu
Parque Nacional da Tijuca
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 2 h 55 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
#8 - Morro da Cocanha via Trilha para o Bico do Papagaio
Parque Nacional da Tijuca
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 43 m
Morro da Cocanha via Trilha para o Bico do Papagaio is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil that offers the chance to see wildlife anShow more
#9 - Humaitá a Jardim Botânico
Parque Nacional da Tijuca
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 3 h 10 m
Humaitá a Jardim Botânico is a 4.1 mile point-to-point trail located near Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikShow more
#10 - Trilha das Grutas
Parque Nacional da Tijuca
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 57 m
Trilha das Grutas is a 1.7 mile out and back trail located near Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hikinShow more