Birding · Geological Significance · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers
Need to Know
Near the top the sun would be brutal on a hot summer day. Don't go if rain is in the forecast. Things can get dangerous pretty quick. Between 2011-17, 259 people died while taking photos. Take this hike and summit seriously.
Except for the short section of climbing, the trail has good footing throughout.
This trail is a relentless climb. Luckily the great majority of is goes through thick forest so that the runner doesn't need to deal with the tropical sun at the same time they push up the hill. At 1.25 miles, you start to pop out of the forest and you are provided with views of Rio and the wide ocean.
At a mile and a half there is a section of 3rd/4th climbing, that while easy, is exposed and potentially dangerous. Guided groups will rope up for this section, but there is nothing too difficult (think ladder that you would not want to fall from).
Soon after you finish off the run and you have a commanding view of the ocean and amazing unique landscape.
Shared By: Russell Hobart