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Pedra Bonita, Rio de Janeiro

(4.9/5 based on 1,900+ reviews on the web)
Enjoy the vistas and some fresh air at Pedra Bonita, a popular spot in Tijuca National Park, sandwiched between Pedra de Gavea hills and Sao Conrado and Tijuca. Follow a 1.5 km (1 mi) uphill trail for about 40 minutes; once at the top, you'll take in some of the most privileged views of Rio de Janeiro. Towering above Tijuca Park's forest at 696 m (2,283 ft), this spot draws scores of hang gliders. Head to the top of the gliding ramp for a restroom and a small bar. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Rio de Janeiro holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Pedra Bonita and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Unfortunately we picked a very cloudy day for this hike, and couldn't see anything through the clouds from the top. It was fun to watch the hang gliders and spot the wildlife (monkeys, butterflies) on...  more »
  • Wonderful place, with easy access and a great view! Perfect for people without much fitness and who want to enjoy a little of our city from above.
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  • On my second visit to Pedra Bonita, highlight the Organization in identifying the beginning of the trail, good communication, peaceful trail without major difficulty, but stretches with no identified Good signs! To get there, breathtaking scenery, spectacular indico for those who like adventure and relaxation.
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  • Probably a really beautiful view, but te weather up there is fast changing and you can arrive with 0 visibility while it was sunny when you started...
  • Beautiful place! If you come to Rio,, this is definitely a must in your itinerary.
  • Vista linda!
  • Uma das mais belas vistas do rio!
  • Trilha rápida com linda vista da Gávea.