Agulhas Negras Peak, Itatiaia

(4.9/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
At 2,791 m (9,157 ft), Agulhas Negras Peak, or Black Needles Peak, is the fifth highest mountain in Brazil, and the highest point in the state of Rio de Janeiro. Although the climb to the very top isn't the easiest of undertakings, the base camp Abrigo Rebouças is the highest point in Brazil that you can reach in a regular car, so you are guaranteed spectacular scenery no matter your fitness. If you do make it to the peak, you will be rewarded with a far-reaching, mountainous vista; lush tropical vegetation, pierced here and there by the spiky rock formations that give the peak its name. Put Agulhas Negras Peak into our Itatiaia holiday planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Create a full Itatiaia itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Itatiaia

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • One of the most beautiful places of Brazil. For those who prefer adventure there is a shelter in the Park which allows achievement of countless tours available.
    View original
  • We didn't do the trail to the peak itself, we went to the shelter Raheem where begins the trail to the peak. The view is very beautiful and very peaceful place. It's worth it. From the point where the car until the start of the trail walking 4 km by road, if you have a good car 4 x 4 high has how to drive. Another tip is to get water, no water sale or drinking water supply.
    View original
  • A challenge to tell my grandkids, long walk until the start of climbing, with passage for revitalizing swimming pool on the way, bridges and beautiful landscapes, a ride of a lifetime, the rise of the stone requires a bit of fitness and technique in rock climbing. The view from the peak is beautiful.
    View original