The Serra dos Órgãos National Park is one of the best places in the country to practice mountain sports, such as climbing, hiking, rappelling and others; besides having fantastic waterfalls. The Park has the largest trails network in Brazil. There are over 200 km of trails in all difficulty levels: from the suspended trail, accessible to the wheelchair users, to the heavy crossing Petrópolis-Teresópolis, with 30 km uphill and descent through high mountains.
Among the climbs are the Dedo de Deus, considered as the starting point for mountain climbing in the country, and the Agulha do Diabo, chosen as one of the 15 best rock climbs in the world.
Created in 1939 to protect the exceptional landscape and biodiversity of this stretch of Serra do Mar in the Serrana Region in Rio de Janeiro. There are 20,024 protected hectares in the Teresópolis, Petrópolis, Magé and Guapimirim counties.
The Park is home for over 2,800 of science-listed plants species, 462 bird’s species, 105 mammals, 103 amphibians and 83 reptiles, including 130 endangered species and many endemic species (which only occur at this location).
Get to know in this video a little more about the many attractions of PARNASO and the guidelines to make your visit safer and more enjoyable!
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