The Sugar Loaf

MODERATE 8 reviews

The Sugar Loaf is a 4.2 kilometer moderately trafficked loop 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, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
4.2 km
ELEVATION GAIN
373 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

scramble

Enjoy scenic panorama on the Cidade Maravilhosa (marvellous city) from the top of the world famous Sugar Loaf Sugar Loaf is the most famous peak in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is located at the mouth of Guanabara Bay and rises 396 metres (1,299 ft) above the harbor. In the 1979 James Bond movie, Moonraker, a famous fight between Jaws (played by Richard Kiel), 007 (Roger Moore) and the agent's ally, Dr. Holly Goodhead (Lois Chiles) was filmed on this cable car. This scene with fantastic background scenic views on Rio de Janeiro has contributed to the fame of the site.

hiking
1 month ago

According to
https://www.halfwayanywhere.com/hikes/brazil-hikes/hiking-morro-da-urca/
the hike up Urca Hill is not difficult, but
https://www.halfwayanywhere.com/hikes/brazil-hikes/hiking-pao-de-acucar-sugarloaf-mountain/
says that the hike up Sugarloaf Mountain indicated on the trail map should carry this warning: "This track is generally considered a climb and not a hike. There is a fair amount of scrambling up exposed rock faces (you slip and fall, you die) and a section of trail that requires you to climb a 20 meter vertical section of rock (Costão do Pão de Açúcar). Most people use ropes and climbing gear to reach the summit (you probably should too)."
So this loop should not be labelled EASY. If you don't have gear, probably it is best to climb Urca Hill and to take the cable car from there up to Sugarloaf and back (about half price, since you won't need to take the first cable car from the base up to Urca Hill).

hiking
6 months ago

Awesome hiking in a sunny day

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