Best mountains in Rio de Janeiro

Check out the top mountains in Rio de Janeiro, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Sugarloaf Mountain
1. Sugarloaf Mountain
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1143 local reviews
Sugarloaf Mountain, Urca
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Barbara
"Seen from the peak of Pão de Açúcar, Rio is undoubtedly a Cidade Maravilhosa (Marvelous City). There are many…
Jim
Simply AmazingSugarloaf Mountain (Portuguese: Pão de Açúcar) is a peak situated in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at…
Bernardo
Ascent is made in two stages: first to the top of Urca Hill, travelling from Praia Vermelha to a height of 220…
1. Sugarloaf Mountain
1. Sugarloaf Mountain
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1143 local reviews
Sugarloaf Mountain, Urca
Barbara
Barbara
"Seen from the peak of Pão de Açúcar, Rio is undoubtedly a Cidade Maravilhosa (Marvelous City). There are many good times to make the…
Jim
Jim
Simply AmazingSugarloaf Mountain (Portuguese: Pão de Açúcar) is a peak situated in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at the mouth of Guanabara Bay on…
Bernardo
Bernardo
Ascent is made in two stages: first to the top of Urca Hill, travelling from Praia Vermelha to a height of 220 meters above sea level and…
2. Christ the Redeemer
2. Christ the Redeemer
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886 local reviews
Christ the Redeemer, Alto da Boa Vista
Open · Closes 7:00 PM
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Jim
Christ the Redeemer (Portuguese: Cristo Redentor, standard Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈkɾistu χedẽˈtoɾ], local…
Rafaela
In the top of the mountain is installed Christ the redeemer, one of the most wanted touristic sides of Rio de…
Ana
Christ the Redeemer The New Seven Wonders of the World! This mountain is crowned by the statue of Christ the…
2. Christ the Redeemer
2. Christ the Redeemer
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886 local reviews
Christ the Redeemer, Alto da Boa Vista
Open · Closes 7:00 PM
Jim
Jim
Christ the Redeemer (Portuguese: Cristo Redentor, standard Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈkɾistu χedẽˈtoɾ], local dialect: [ˈkɾiʃtu ɦedẽˈtoɦ]) is…
Rafaela
Rafaela
In the top of the mountain is installed Christ the redeemer, one of the most wanted touristic sides of Rio de Janeiro. Biggest and most…
Ana
Ana
Christ the Redeemer The New Seven Wonders of the World! This mountain is crowned by the statue of Christ the Redeemer, 30 meter high with…
3. Pista Cláudio Coutinho
3. Pista Cláudio Coutinho
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136 local reviews
125 Praça General Tibúrcio, Rio de Janeiro
Open · Closes 6:00 PM
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Ernesto
Pista Claúdio Coutinho is one of the best trails in the world. It's on the foot of the Sugar Loaf. It has a…
Arno & Igor
This hiking trail is very nice to walk to have a nice view over the beach Praia Vermelha, but also to see…
Felipe
If you go to sugar load, take a time to stroll at this unique jogging lane. You can go inside the forest up to…
3. Pista Cláudio Coutinho
3. Pista Cláudio Coutinho
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136 local reviews
125 Praça General Tibúrcio, Rio de Janeiro
Open · Closes 6:00 PM
Ernesto
Ernesto
Pista Claúdio Coutinho is one of the best trails in the world. It's on the foot of the Sugar Loaf. It has a 2.5 km trekking lane, with…
Arno & Igor
Arno & Igor
This hiking trail is very nice to walk to have a nice view over the beach Praia Vermelha, but also to see little monkeys, birds and…
Felipe
Felipe
If you go to sugar load, take a time to stroll at this unique jogging lane. You can go inside the forest up to the mountains or see the…
4. Pedra Bonita
4. Pedra Bonita
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151 local reviews
Pedra Bonita, São Conrado
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Fabrizio
UNFORGETTABLE !! Hang gliding over Rio de Janeiro is a very special experience. You will have the unique…
Bia
Hang Gliding in Rio de Janeiro happens in Pedra Bonita, a beautiful mountain situated in São Conrado…
Manuela
Either stop at the ramp where the hang- and paraglider jump, or take the trail up to the top, where you'll be…
4. Pedra Bonita
4. Pedra Bonita
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151 local reviews
Pedra Bonita, São Conrado
Fabrizio
Fabrizio
UNFORGETTABLE !! Hang gliding over Rio de Janeiro is a very special experience. You will have the unique sensation of flying like a bird,…
Bia
Bia
Hang Gliding in Rio de Janeiro happens in Pedra Bonita, a beautiful mountain situated in São Conrado neighborhood. The landing area is on…
Manuela
Manuela
Either stop at the ramp where the hang- and paraglider jump, or take the trail up to the top, where you'll be rewarded with gorgeous views…
5. Pedra da Gávea
5. Pedra da Gávea
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209 local reviews
Pedra da Gávea, Barra da Tijuca
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Alessandro
Pedra da Gavea is the biggest block of solid rock by the sea in the world and at the top of its 842 meters,…
Evd
From the top is a fabulous view of the Atlantic Ocean, wide beaches, lagoons, the forested coastal mountains,…
Rodrigo
High mountain where you can see all Rio de Janeiro. Great place for pictures. Pico da pedra da gávea é um…
5. Pedra da Gávea
5. Pedra da Gávea
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209 local reviews
Pedra da Gávea, Barra da Tijuca
Alessandro
Alessandro
Pedra da Gavea is the biggest block of solid rock by the sea in the world and at the top of its 842 meters, you can see the main mountains…
Evd
Evd
From the top is a fabulous view of the Atlantic Ocean, wide beaches, lagoons, the forested coastal mountains, as well as the many morros…
Rodrigo
Rodrigo
High mountain where you can see all Rio de Janeiro. Great place for pictures. Pico da pedra da gávea é um local conhecido pela sua vista…
6. Duke of Caxias Fort
6. Duke of Caxias Fort
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177 local reviews
s/n Praça Alm. Júlio de Noronha, Leme
Open · Closes 4:30 PM
+55 21 3223-5076
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Yuri
An old fort, perfect for sightseeing! Another way to gaze on Copacabana's coastline, from the top of this…
Stela
An old fort, perfect for sightseeing! Another way to gaze on Copacabana's coastline, from the top of this…
Raquel
From the high of the mountain where this fort is you can see one of the best view of the city.
6. Duke of Caxias Fort
6. Duke of Caxias Fort
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177 local reviews
s/n Praça Alm. Júlio de Noronha, Leme
Open · Closes 4:30 PM
+55 21 3223-5076
Yuri
Yuri
An old fort, perfect for sightseeing! Another way to gaze on Copacabana's coastline, from the top of this mountain. Mind the rules to enter…
Stela
Stela
An old fort, perfect for sightseeing! Another way to gaze on Copacabana's coastline, from the top of this mountain. Mind the rules to enter…
Raquel
Raquel
From the high of the mountain where this fort is you can see one of the best view of the city.
7. Parque Lage
7. Parque Lage
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739 local reviews
Parque Lage, Jardim Botânico
+55 21 2334-4088
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Patricia
Parque Lage is one of my favorite places in Rio de Janeiro. The park offers attractions for the whole family…
Daniel
This park is at the base of the Corcovado mountain. This land now has been refurbish into School of Visual…
Tina
Sits at the foot of Corcovado Mountain. Beautiful public park with antique palace home that houses a school of…
7. Parque Lage
7. Parque Lage
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739 local reviews
Parque Lage, Jardim Botânico
+55 21 2334-4088
Patricia
Patricia
Parque Lage is one of my favorite places in Rio de Janeiro. The park offers attractions for the whole family. People like to get together…
Daniel
Daniel
This park is at the base of the Corcovado mountain. This land now has been refurbish into School of Visual Arts and a public park. The park…
Tina
Tina
Sits at the foot of Corcovado Mountain. Beautiful public park with antique palace home that houses a school of visual arts and galleries and…
8. Marina da Glória
8. Marina da Glória
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83 local reviews
S/N Av. Infante Dom Henrique, Glória
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+55 21 2555-2200
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Rafaela
Close to the city centre and Flamengo Park, with Sugarloaf and Corcovado mountains providing picturesque…
Carlos
Close to the city centre and Flamengo Park, with Sugarloaf and Corcovado mountains providing picturesque…
8. Marina da Glória
8. Marina da Glória
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83 local reviews
S/N Av. Infante Dom Henrique, Glória
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+55 21 2555-2200
Rafaela
Rafaela
Close to the city centre and Flamengo Park, with Sugarloaf and Corcovado mountains providing picturesque backdrops, Marina da Glória…
Carlos
Carlos
Close to the city centre and Flamengo Park, with Sugarloaf and Corcovado mountains providing picturesque backdrops, Marina da Glória…
9. Trem do Corcovado
9. Trem do Corcovado
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297 local reviews
513 R. Cosme Velho, Cosme Velho
Open · Closes 7:00 PM
+55 21 2558-1329
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Alexandre
In a sunny day is the perfect occasion to take the train to the Corcovado mountain, 710 m high. Located at the…
Pedro Ivo
This is where the train that takes you to Corcovado Mountain (the Christ) leaves from. Tickets are only sold…
Inês
The train to Corcovado is one of the best ways to go to the statue of 'Christ the Redeemer'. The train drives…
9. Trem do Corcovado
9. Trem do Corcovado
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297 local reviews
513 R. Cosme Velho, Cosme Velho
Open · Closes 7:00 PM
+55 21 2558-1329
Alexandre
Alexandre
In a sunny day is the perfect occasion to take the train to the Corcovado mountain, 710 m high. Located at the Tijuca Nacional Park, the…
Pedro Ivo
Pedro Ivo
This is where the train that takes you to Corcovado Mountain (the Christ) leaves from. Tickets are only sold in the spot, on a first come…
Inês
Inês
The train to Corcovado is one of the best ways to go to the statue of 'Christ the Redeemer'. The train drives through the mountain until the…
10. Tijuca Forest
10. Tijuca Forest
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84 local reviews
Tijuca Forest
Open · Closes 6:00 PM
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Rafaela
Located in the heart of Rio de Janeiro, with access by the North Zone, South and West, the Tijuca National…
Flavia
Tijuca Forest is the largest urban forest in the world. To get a proper feel of the place, get on a jeep tour…
Thais
Greatest urban forest in the world, this you must visit! Waterfalls and mountain peaks that will allow you to…
10. Tijuca Forest
10. Tijuca Forest
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84 local reviews
Tijuca Forest
Open · Closes 6:00 PM
Rafaela
Rafaela
Located in the heart of Rio de Janeiro, with access by the North Zone, South and West, the Tijuca National Park (Parna Tijuca or NTPs)…
Flavia
Flavia
Tijuca Forest is the largest urban forest in the world. To get a proper feel of the place, get on a jeep tour. There are also guided walking…
Thais
Thais
Greatest urban forest in the world, this you must visit! Waterfalls and mountain peaks that will allow you to have open sight view of all…
11. Lagoa Stadium
11. Lagoa Stadium
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13 local reviews
1424 Av. Borges de Medeiros, Lagoa
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Rafaela
Lagoa Stadium, at Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, is located in the heart of the city with a spectacular backdrop of…
11. Lagoa Stadium
11. Lagoa Stadium
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13 local reviews
1424 Av. Borges de Medeiros, Lagoa
Rafaela
Rafaela
Lagoa Stadium, at Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, is located in the heart of the city with a spectacular backdrop of mountains, Tijuca National…
12. Santa Teresa
12. Santa Teresa
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266 local reviews
Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa
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Patricia
Santa Teresa is for me the most charming neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro .The place we chose to live! The…
Guilherme
Santa Teresa is a neighbourhood filled with bars, artists, street-art. Its situated on a mountain and there…
Monica
Charming district over the mountain with views, bars and cultural art.
12. Santa Teresa
12. Santa Teresa
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266 local reviews
Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa
Patricia
Patricia
Santa Teresa is for me the most charming neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro .The place we chose to live! The Portuguese architecture and art…
Guilherme
Guilherme
Santa Teresa is a neighbourhood filled with bars, artists, street-art. Its situated on a mountain and there used to be a tram going up and…
Monica
Monica
Charming district over the mountain with views, bars and cultural art.