Ilha Grande is the biggest and most well known island of the Green Bay at about 150 km/93 mi in the west-side of the State of Rio de Janeiro. Rio de Janeiro, commonly known as Rio, is the capital city of the Rio de Janeiro State, the second largest city of Brazil and the third largest metropolitan area in South America. Since July 2012, part of the city has been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in the category of ''cultural landscape''.
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Backpacking / Trekking in Pinecrest Lake, Sonora, California USA
Backpacking trails are spread everywhere across the mountains. There is something for everyone in the Sonora Pass region, as there are all kind of trails, easy, intermediate and high elevation and also long day adventures. One of the best trails to backpack is Pinecrest Lake Trail, which is a 4 mi/6.4 km, moderate trail with elevation gain of 100 ft/30.5 m.
The trail is one of the most popular hikes of the area. Begin your adventure at any point you wish and set out in either direction. If you begin at the Day Use Area and go counter-clockwise, the trail skirts the southern edge of the lake and passes through scattered summer homes.
At the end of the lake you find large flat rocks, worth daring into for great view across the lake. There is a section of the trail, that leads to the dam, requiring extra attention to your footing. You can camp anywhere near the lake.