Pico Paraná

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Pico Paraná
Pico Paraná from Pico Caratuva
Highest point
Elevation 1,877 m (6,158 ft) [1]
Listing Brazilian state high point
Coordinates 25°14′S 48°48′W / 25.233°S 48.800°W / -25.233; -48.800Coordinates: 25°14′S 48°48′W / 25.233°S 48.800°W / -25.233; -48.800[1]
Pico Paraná is located in Brazil
Pico Paraná
Pico Paraná
Location State of Paraná, Brazil
Parent range Serra do Mar
Easiest route From "Fazenda Pico Paraná"

Pico Paraná is the highest mountain in the Brazilian state of Paraná and in all Southern Brazil.[1] It is composed of granite and gneiss. It was discovered by German explorer Reinhard Maack. He also made the first ascent of the mountain, together with Rudolf Stamm and Alfred Mysing. The official height was obtained in 1992 by three teams from the Federal University of Paraná, using the Global Positioning System.[2]

The Pico Paraná and the surrounding peaks of the Paraná section of the Serra do Mar, is protected by the Pico Paraná State Park.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Pico Paraná". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2009-02-02. 
  2. ^ Geisendorf, Thomas Peter. "Pico Paraná - 3 dias". www.ecoturismobrasil.com.br. Retrieved 2017-04-12. 
  3. ^ Ponto Mais Alto do Sul do País Fica no Parque Estadual Pico Paraná (in Portuguese), Paraná Turismo, 22 September 2015, retrieved 2016-11-19