Pedra Bonita is one of the hidden gems of Tijuca National Park. This mountain offers an amazing view of the city. Standing at 2,283 feet it is smaller than some of the other mountains in the park. However, the view from the top covers the whole city of Rio de Janeiro. It is also one of the most famous and favorite take-off sports for many of Brazil’s hand gliders. There are a number of paths that can be taken to the summit of the mountain depending on the type of hike you are looking for. There is a well outlined trail and the hike is generally good for novice hikers. The most common takes about 30 minutes to get to the peak.