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Petropolis to Teresopolis

HARD 4 reviews

Petropolis to Teresopolis is a 22.7 kilometer moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options.

Distance: 22.7 km Elevation Gain: 1,731 m Route Type: Point to Point




nature trips

bird watching



wild flowers


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.

17 days ago

Incredible! Day one was mostly a hike through thicker woods, gaining elevation in a humid setting. By the end of the day it started to rain and we trudged through mud and rock to get to abrigo açú. Day 2 I call Disneyworld because it was like a theme park of sliding down rocks on your butt, scrambling over rocks, climbing the “elevador” a bunch of rebar steps on the side of a sheer rock face, and mounting the “cavalinho” a fallen rock that I later learned is really on the side of a sheer drop off O___O Day 3 is an easy zigzag stroll down through a tropical forest. Abrigos are warm and cozy, beautiful trail even with clouds and little views. Physically demanding but super fun and rewarding. Loved it!!

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