Superb hike in the National Park of Tijuca. Indeed, it is located in Sector A of the Tijuca Forest. The hike passes at the beginning by several points such as: "At Trilha dos Estudantes, Cascatinha Taunay, Capela Mayrink, O caminho Dom Pedro Augusto, Bom retiro". "Bom retiro" is the place in the park of Tijuca where you will start hiking the peaks of Mirim and Tijuca.
The "Pico da Tijuca" is the highest point of the National Park of Tijuca, with 1022 meters of altitude. The "Pico da Tijuca" is the second best in the municipality of Rio de Janeiro, just behind the "Pico da Pedra Branca" with 1024 meters. It is located in sector A of the park and it is one of the oldest tracks of the PNT overlooking the "Maracan├ú, Santa Tereza, Centro da cidade", the mountain "Serra dos ├ôrg├úos, Estadual Park of Pedra Branca, Ba├şa da Guanabara, Alto Mour├úo, P├úo de A├ž├║car "and the parts of the" Zona Sul "and" Norte ". Accessible by hiking or climbing, its plateau allows the observation of the city in 360 ┬║, which makes it a reference Rio in the practice of mountaineering.
The rise of the stone: in the last section of the hike, 117 steps cut in rough stone separate you from the summit. Climbing the stairs, stop for a moment to take a look around: there is already a magnificent view before reaching the summit. And watch out, the most susceptible to vertigo should take extra precautions!
Moderate hike with some sections requiring the use of the hands due to the slope.
Two hikes in one: in a fast lane; the main trail of "Pico da Tijuca", you can reach a lower peak, the "Tijuca Mirim", with an altitude of 917 m.It is an option for those who have a lower physical condition, the hike is lighter than the rest of the trail "Pico da Tijuca".