Trip Planner: South America / Brazil / State of Rio de Janeiro / Rio de Janeiro / Pedra Bonita
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. Plan my Rio de Janeiro trip by asking Klarna Trips to come up with tips and suggestions.
Tours to Pedra Bonita
BOOK WITH VIATOR Rio Photo Tours - Half Day Customised Private Tour (4 hours)
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BOOK WITH VIATOR Pedra Bonita Hiking Tour - Tijuca National Park - Rio de Janeiro
Duration: 4h 30min
Tours from $60 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Paragliding or Hang Gliding Experience in Rio de Janeiro
Tours from $174 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Jeep Tour to Tijuca Forest with Hiking Tour to Pedra Bonita
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Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR Tijuca Forest Half-Day Hike (Small Group or Private)
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Pedra Bonita reviews
🇬🇧 Iconic place where paragliders take off. Very difficult to park on weekends; much easier to park on week days. There is an external paid parking that is not official and 5min walking from the...
🇬🇧 Iconic place where paragliders take off. Very difficult to park on weekends; much easier to park on week days. There is an external paid parking that is not official and 5min walking from the... more »
Very cool place and easy hike. I thought the walk up the road to the trail from the main st actually much harder and steeper than the actual trail. Haha I didn't see any monkeys but I saw a ton of...
Very cool place and easy hike. I thought the walk up the road to the trail from the main st actually much harder and steeper than the actual trail. Haha I didn't see any monkeys but I saw a ton of... more »
Nice hike, with a great view as a reward at the end. Look for the monkeys on your way up. Level : moderate
Nice hike, with a great view as a reward at the end. Look for the monkeys on your way up. Level : moderate more »
An absolute must if you are in the area. After nice hike up the mountain you are greeted by some of the most amazing views you will see in Brazil. I expected it to be nice, but it far exceeded those expectations and pictures do not do it justice. We spent a nice bit of time at top just taking in the views before hiking back down the mountain. Make sure to have water for this experience.
Beautiful view and easy hike. Two tips— 1. Check the weather forecast before you go. Cloud can make you lose the view 2. If going by Uber, be aware that you have to hike up from the bend in the road and can’t go the whole way to the parking lot in the car. You also will not have cell service at the drop off point and will have to walking about 5 minutes down hill to get service to call a ride back to town.
Very beautiful lookout and the path to it was long but not difficult. It’s nice and safe to hike with your family and children here! Amazing!
5 stars definitely, but a big warning first: Even with a Brazilian SIM card, you won’t have reception at the entrance. A police officer / guard (or any other workers at the checkpoint) will try to tell you it’s a 30+ minute walk to find service, but that they’ll drive you that distance for a decent fee. They’re lying and taking advantage of you. Walk a few minutes in either direction on the road and you’ll get service without entering any seedy areas
Breathtaking! Stunning! Muito legal!! This place is truly amazing. Also it's a very easy hike to great views of pedra da gavea and all of Rio West and East! You can also walk up the parking lot past the trail entrance to a bar and the runway for the hang gliders! 😍😍 Recommend for families who want an amazing view of mother nature! You can take an Uber or taxi to the entrance and walk up the very steep driveway, but once at the trail it's fairly quick and simple.
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