Page Type Page Type: Mountain/Rock
Location Lat/Lon: 22.9435°S / 43.2856°W
Additional Information Elevation: 3349 ft / 1021 m
Sign the Climber's Log


The way to the summit combines sections over paved roads and trails, in aclivities of varying degrees which demand good fitness level. in its forest portions the circuits displays interesting rocky formations and viewpoints overlooking the city's North zone, Guanabara Bay, Bico do Papagaio Peak, Pedra da Gavea, Maracanã stadium and Serra dos orgãos mountains. The trail is shaded and develops on slight to medium acclivities until Pico da Tijuca, crossing water sources and areas under recuperation ( a remnant of the heavy rains of 1996 ). Pico da Tijuca exposes the visitors to height and to direct sunlight on the crests. There are little drinking water sources and the topografy is uneven. With 1021 mts of altitude, Pico da Tijuca is the perfect point to observe the largeness of the forest of the Tijuca, simple the biggest urban forest of the world. Pico da Tijuca is the 2nd highest peak of Rio de Janeiro city, and of its top it can be contemplated great part of South and North zone, beyond the Rock of the Topsail, Barra da Tijuca and much more. The track is relatively easy, being able to be been successful in in the maximum 1 hour and stocking. The tourist must itself be advised to take only one small knapsack with water and a little of food. To use light clothes and comfortable shoes, of preference specialized for track.

Getting There

There are two access to Tijuca National Park. By North zone, take the way from downtown - Tijuca - Alto da Boa Vista ( North zone ) and when arriving at Afonso Vizeu square, enter in the National Park and continue by Bom Retiro road to Bom Retiro square ( paved ). By west zone, must take the way from Barra da Tijuca ( oceanic district ) and up the National Park by this way : Barra da Tijuca - Alto da Boa Vista ( West zone ) - Afonso Vizeu square.


Pico da Tijuca staircase.
Staircase constructed in 1920, for the visit of King Alberto of Belgium. This peak is the highest point of Tijuca National Park with 1021 mts. Acording to Burmeister, the first one pricked until the top of a mountain, was opened in 1853. In 1885, the Baron d'Escragnolle, signaled this, already this track, to assist the hikers. Jose de Alencar, in the account that, in 1872, the track already was covered the foot and the horse. In 1920, President Epitacio Pessoa, remodelled the track and ordered that the peak top of, step tipped for railing consisting of thick chains of iron were excavated in the rock, located in. This railing with 120 meters of chains and 62 conecting rods borders the 117 steps.


The camping is forbidden , because the dangerous area of the city. Many districts are around the park, but , there are spetaculars points of camping inside the Tijuca National Park.

Weather Conditions

Enter here to know about region weather to agree the National Park. At summer is very hot ( 30°-40°C ) on the summit and the winter is more commodious to climb.

Summit's view

Another points of view from the Pico da Tijuca.

Tijuca's sectors

Sector A:
Includes Pico da Tijuca ( 1021 mts ), Bico do Papagaio ( 990 mts ), Tijuca Mirim ( 960 mts ) , Cocanha Peak and Pedra do Conde.
Sector B : Corcovado ( 704 mts ) and Sumaré Antennas.
Sector C : Pedra da Gavea ( 842 mts ) and Pedra Bonita.

Tijuca's wildlife

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