Parque Nacional da Tijuca

Parque Nacional da Tijuca

Description

Rio de Janeiro is home to the world’s largest urban forest, the Floresta da Tijuca national park. The Tijuca National Park is a vast expanse of wilderness divided into the following three linked sectors:

Floresta da Tijuca Sector: Pico da Tijuca is a 1,022m climb that starts from the car park at Bom Retiro. The walk to Pico da Tijuca is an hour’s walk to the broad and flat summit. A great trail wit marvelous views on top!

Serra da Carioca Sector: The Serra da Carioca Sector, stretching from Alto da Boa Vista eastwards to Santa Teresa and south, is home to Corcovado and its statue of Christ the Redeemer.

Pedra Bonita/ Pedra da Gávea Sector: This sector is situated between Alto da Boa Vista and Barra da Tijuca. The iconic flat-topped mountain Pedra da Gávea can be climbed on a trail which begins at the end of Estrada Sorimá behind Barra da Tijuca.

Address

Estrada da Cascatinha, 850 - Alto da Boa Vista

Telephone

(21) 2492-2252

Opening Hours

Open Daily, 8am-5pm (6pm in the summer)

How to arrive

Main access: Afonso Viseu Square, Alto da Boa Vista. To get up the Estrada do Alto, going to Barra da Tijuca (Avenida Edson Passos) or to Tijuca (Estrada das Furnas).

Observation: The Almas Waterfall, spot free for swimming in this sector, it’s approximately 3 kilometers from the Park entrance.