Pico Do Jaragua, Sao Paulo

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Pico do Jaraguá is the highest mountain in the Brazilian city of São Paulo, at 1135 metres above sea level, located at the Serra da Cantareira. Jaraguá means Lord of the Valley in Tupi.HistoryIn 1580, Afonso Sardinha was settled on the mountain, and found gold there. However, due to the indigenous people who lived there at that time, the mining only began ten years later, after numerous wars. The gold was explored until it was not possible to find it any more, by the 19th century.In 1961, the Parque Estadual do Jaraguá (Jaraguá State Park) was created. Soon, TV Globo, Bandeirantes and TV Cultura were allowed to build their TV transmitting masts on the mountain. A 130m mast was placed on the highest peak, through a Globo-Bandeirantes partnership, while TV Cultura had its mast build on the nearby lower peak.By 1994, the Parque Estadual do Jaraguá was nominated for World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
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  • I made the trail on foot. It's hard level. They are 1800m from Hill track up. It has quite steep stretches, and very difficult stretches, with slippery rocks and fairly irregular terrain. The ideal is to go with comfortable footwear (preferably boots). It would be very nice if the park administration took care of the trail, and left it in better condition. It could have some supporting infrastructure on the way, such as places to take water and toilets (there is nothing of the kind). Anyway, the ride is tastes, the view up there is wonderful. But the trail could be much better.
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  • We climb by car to Pico do Jaraguá, and the view of the city is very beautiful. There is a bathroom and snack tents and coconut water on the top. The earlier, there is still the possibility of making picnics and trails. But there was change in the time when the ascent is allowed, being now up to 16h
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  • Outstanding park. Get your legs ready for a great workout up the mountain. Beautiful indeed the pick of the Jaguar.
  • Highest peak n town. Green surroundings, nice infrastructure, and amazing view from the top, which can be reached by driving road and a variety of tracks, each with a different level of difficulty. There's something for everyone.
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