Rock of the Topsail

Local namePedra da Gávea
LocationSão Conrado, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Pedra da Gávea is a monolithic mountain in Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Composed of granite and gneiss, its elevation is 844 metres, making it one of the highest mountains in the world that ends directly in the ocean. Trails on the mountain were opened up by the local farming population in the early 1800s; today, the site is under the administration of the Tijuca National Park.The mountain's name translates as Rock of the Topsail, and was given to it during the expedition of Captain Gaspar de Lemos, begun in 1501, and in which the Rio de Janeiro bay also received its name.

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Two Brothers Hiking Tour Including Vidigal Favela from 59 USD

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Address Brazil

Coordinates -22°59'56.335" N -43°16'58.704" E

Tours and activities: Rock of the Topsail

Two Brothers Hiking Tour Including Vidigal Favela

from 59 USD

Private Tour: Pedra da Gavea Guided Hike

from 74 USD

Trekking at Pedra da Gavea in Rio de Janeiro

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