Pico da Tijuca

MODERATE 10 reviews

Pico da Tijuca is a 10.0 kilometer moderately trafficked loop 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 hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 10.0 km Elevation Gain: 659 m Route Type: Loop


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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 years ago. In one section of the route, there is a ladder of 117 steps carved into the stone. The route to the top of Tijuca's Peak has several climbing routes. From the top of Tijuca's Peak you have a spectacular panoramic view of the whole city. It is possible to see Christ the Redeemer, Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, Maracanã stadium, Guanabara Bay and the city of Niterói.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

I also did the hike to Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado leaving from tijuca. It is very steep and there is not a lot of information to be found online. It is possible to hike the same way down and save purchasing the train ticket down, although the people selling tickets to christ the redeemer will try to tell you otherwise. There is no better way to see Christ the Redeemer!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

I actually hiked the trail that leads to the Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) of Corcovado but I can't find it on this app. Anyhow, very challenging trail including rock climbing and hanging onto root systems to pull yourself up. The monkeys kept us company! Glad though they weren't mean and I didn't encounter a giant snake in my path!

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