Anyone interested in hiking MORRO DOIS IRMÃOS this weekend? I've hear many great things about this hike and just found some instructions for summiting it:
If you want to hike to the summit of Dois Irmãos, you will have to find the trailhead at the top of Vidigal (the favela just after Leblon facing the ocean). You can walk to trailhead or take a moto-taxi (R$2 and a lot of fun). Many people in Rio would likely recommend against doing this hike without a guide, but I see nothing wrong with doing it on your own.
Difficulty: Moderate-Challenging Total hiking time: ~2 hours (one-way)