After 58 Hikers Robbed in Ten Days, Rio Closes Trail

The number of assaults on the trail from Parque Lage to Corcovado is so great that volunteers nailed posters to trees, with the image of a gun, warning of the risk.

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the last ten days 58 hikers have been robbed on the 3.8 kilometer trail that leads from Parque Lage to Corcovado and Christ the Redeemer. According to a report by a local news outlet, the situation led authorities to temporarily close the trail.

The head of the Special Delegate of Support to the Tourist (DEAT), Valéria Aragão, defended the measure to representatives of the Tijuca National Park (PNT).

She believes that the site should only be reopened after the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?