Sunset as seen from Pedra das Flores summit
The reason for its name.
Pedra das Flores (or Flowers Rock) is a beautiful and easy mountain plateau that can be reached from the city of Extrema, south of Minas Gerais state, Brazil. There isn’t much to say about it, except that is is quite easy to get to the summit, from the starting point to the summit around 1 hour. The view from its summit is great, especially to Joanópolis Dam, which btw looks like a blue snake from up there!
The view for PICO DO LOPO
is perfect as you can see at the main mountain page.
The mountain got that name because around its large 1 square miled summit there is a lot of flowers like Pink Bromélias and Liris Amarilis.
From São Paulo, an bus is gonna take about 1.3 hours to get to the city, is it close to São Paulo capital. Once you get to the city, you have two options:
1st: Walk up the Embratel Road to the starting point (I did that, it is endless that walk and you’re gonna get too tired. Around 9km up, altitude difference around 600m.
2nd: Pay a taxi to take you up there: Ask for the Embratel antennas. There, continue by the road till you reach a wall and a gate. At your left is the beginning of the trail.
Keep at the trail at all time, after 20 minutes you’re gonna see the peak for the first time from inside the woods, pass by the Cabritos Rock (1.611 m) and Flowers Rock (1.680m).
At night is normal to hear sounds of animals walking around, and there’s reports of spoted Onças, be careful.
No red tape for this mountain so far.
Anywhere you want. It is perfect to camp at Pedra das Flores to admire some amazing sunrise from its top. I did it one time and it is absolutely incredible!
It is great to buvy atop Flower's rock:
Looking at you dude!
PS: The weather forecast on this link is not for the mountain itself, but the city, it will do just fine.
To hike/ climb is a dangerous activity and requires proper equipment and clothing, the owner of this page cannot be blamed by injuries caused to anyone who read this page for its info about the mountain, and eventually got hurt by doing so with reckless behaviour or bad weather conditions.
Paulo Roberto Felipe Schmidt – AKA: PAROFES
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