Pedra do Telegrafo Hike

Pedra do Telegrafo Hike

Trilha Pedra do Telégrafo

What is Pedra do Telegrafo Hike?

Pedra do Telegrafo Hike has received many travelers, trekkers and onlookers from all over the world. It is famous for its daring photos that viralized on the internet.

The Pedra do Telegrafo stone is a 354 meters high block of rock located inside the borders of Pedra Branca State Park, in the Praias Selvagens beaches sector, on top of a hill called Morro de Guaratiba. The name comes from the Portuguese word telegrafo that means telegraph. That’s because a military communication station was based there during World War II.

The tour Pedra do Telegrafo Hike starts at Praia Grande in Barra de Guaratiba, entering a place known as the Fisherman’s Pathway. During the Pedra do Telegrafo Hike we will pass through several viewpoints while coursing its 3,5 km of moderate trail. One of them is where the well-known photo is taken, the one that spread in several social networks. It’s possible to take super creative photos there, because of the impression that below the stone there is an abyss. No need for rush here, our guides for Pedra do Telegrafo Hike already knows the best spots for the best photos.

During the hike and at the summit, we have an exuberant view of Rio de Janeiro’s wild beaches, such as Praia do Perigoso, Praia do Meio and Grumari. From there we can also see Pontal do Recreio, Barra da Tijuca and even Pedra da Gavea. To the other side it’s possible to see the unique Restinga do Marambaia and its long sand beach, one of the longest beaches on our coast. We can also observe a good part of the mountains of Pedra Branca State Park and Tijuca National Park. The contact with nature that we have at the top of the telegraph stone brings us a sense of freedom and peace that we only find on very remote places.

On the way back, we will stop for photos on the beautiful beaches of Prainha and Grumari. Book the Pedra do Telegrafo Hike and come join us.

What’s included?

What’s included in Pedra do Telegrafo Hike?


  • Adventure Tourism Leader (ISO 21102)
  • Guided hike to Pedra do Telegrafo
  • Personal accidents insurance

Not included:

  • Transport to the activity (Optional)
  • Any item not described as included
Starting time and locations

When and where does the Pedra do Telegrafo Hike starts?

Private tours with transportation starts from: You hotel reception (only supported hotels). Round trip transportation is included for the main hotels in Rio de Janeiro touristic zone (south and center zones). Don’t worry if our operation doesn’t support your hotel/accomodation. Nattrip will inform and forward you to the nearest hotel.

Private and Group tours starts from: Praça Cardeal Arcoverde, R. Barata Ribeiro – Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro – RJ. The costs for going to the meeting point are on behalf of the customer.

Available times: 07:00 (private with transport) 08:00 (groups and private)

Aprox. total duration: 06:00

What to bring?

What to bring to Pedra do Telegrafo Hike?

  • Comfortable shoes with good grip, enclosed and covered (sneakers, boots, etc.)
  • Attack or small backpack to carry out your belongings is mandatory. Shoulder bags, hand luggage or purses are not allowed
  • Small snacks
  • Water compartment (We suggest at least 3 liters)
  • Garbage compartment
  • Solar protector
  • For those allergic to mosquitoes, we recommend repellents





  • More than 5 participants? Get in touch!
  • Book in advance paying in cash in Nattrip’s office and get a discount!

Types of groups

  • Group: open to any customer to join.
  • Private: only to the group of the client that booked.
  • Private with transportation: transport to the activity is included.
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