It's a 2 hour trail , not easy but worth it! amazing views!
Everyone goes there so there are many people walking the same way , so you cant get lost even if you want to. So NO need to take a guide - some pousadas and tour companies will tell you you should take a guide because "there are...
You can get the local buses of the town of Capão and head to the trail. A steep one hour climb and an hour of flat walking but it is well worth the hike! Just stunning. In rainy season, there is a river you have two wade through so bring flip flops!