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The Corcovado and the Christo Redentor by Train

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Parque Henrique Lage

The Corcovado and the Christo Redentor by Train is a 2.4 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round.

Length 2.4 mi Elevation gain 1,778 ft Route type Point to Point

Kid friendly

Hiking

Walking

Forest

Partially paved

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

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Rio de Janeiro: the cidade maravilhosa (marvelous city) is of alluring beauty. With the contrast between the verdant rain forests, the deep blue ocean and the white-sand beaches shining under the sun, Rio de Janeiro is one of the world's most spectacular city. In Rio, you can enjoy scenic breathtaking outlooks from the Corcovado and Pão de Açúcar, relax on the beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema and Barra da Tijuca, dances the night away in the sounds of Samba or forro in the heart of Rio's nightlife in Lapa, surf great waves in Prainha and Grumari, hike through Tijuca’s forest and so on... A paradise, don't you think so? The Zona Sul is Rio’s upscale neighborhoods, and the area of the most famous beaches, including Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon. The Zona Sul is overlooked by the world famous Christo Redentor.

Start the visit early or late to beat the crowd. The advantage to go later is that you can enjoy the views both in the daylight and by night. If you time it just right, you may even catch the sunset. The way-up to the Corcovado has been recently closed to taxi but you should double check when you arrive. It may depend on the season and on the crowd. The best way to visit the Corcovado nowadays is with the train starting from Cosmo Velho.

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Recordings (2)
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Katy First
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Hiking

Did this hike in March 2018 and it was a beautiful hike! We were a little spooked after hearing about the robberies but didn’t have any issues. However, would highly recommend you not bring anything of value just in case and go early!!

Jenna L
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Hiking

Did this trail several years ago when we visited Rio for the Olympics. Sad to hear it’s unsafe these days. It was a fun one with a couple really steep areas!

Gabriel N
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I have done this trail three times in the past 3 years. While it is a great hike, it is also notoriously dangerous. bandits routinely assault trailers. tourists especially are easy targets as they often are disillusioned/unaware of RJ's violence. ask any Carioca and they will tell you the same thing. If you choose still to do this trail, I highly recommend you go early (robbers are not known for being early birds) and on a day of low traffic. perhaps a week day. do not bring items of high worth, bring some back up money hidden in a shoe just in case. For those risk takers out there, enjoy and stay safe!

Jenifer Rodrigues
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This trail is extremely dangerous right now. Lots of robberies. I would suggest you to avoid it.

Jefferson Breitenbuecher
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Hiking
First to Review

Great view and amazing people around! Luckily there were not as much people at the end of the day as usually when I was on this trail.

Kevin P
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Neem R.
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Jodi Kayler
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Mark H. Ewen
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Jon Craik
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Eric Sepanski
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Renata Perin
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Jefferson Breitenbuecher
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Stephanie Vidigal
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