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Balancing Rock Trail

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Address: Highway 217, Tiverton, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Great Hike for All!

Only a kilometer hike out to the shore then you descend 235 steps! But the steps are worth the views! Absolutely gorgeous! The path is clear and well worn in so hiking is easy for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Midland, Canada
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Midland, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Only a kilometer hike out to the shore then you descend 235 steps! But the steps are worth the views! Absolutely gorgeous! The path is clear and well worn in so hiking is easy for all ages! Plus you get to take a ferry out to it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Love climbing up it every time just like when we were kids. Stairs can kill... so can the view. Trail is awesome come here everytime!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I love this hike down to the cliffs of the Bay of Fundy. I have I visited many times growing up - back when the steps did not exist but merely a rope down the cliff - but now the steps are sturdy and accessible for those up to the challenge! The platform gives a safe view of the rock... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This trail is well maintained and easy to walk, however there are approximately 249 stairs to get to the viewing platform. It was well worth it, but if you have trouble with stairs, this is not the trail for you. It's about 1/2 hour one way. It's located between the ferries on Digby Neck; you might want to keep the... More 

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Victoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This was a nice diversion from our trip to Digby. You need to take the Petit passage ferry which runs on a schedule but also whenever they feel like. It's $5.50 to go to Tiverton and free to return. From the ferry it's a 3 or 4 minute drive. You park in the lot by the road and it's a... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The trail is good and easy to follow. Moderate effort at best in terms of terrain. Plan on about 150 steps to climb on the way back The rock is interesting but not quite as exciting as guide books suggest. Still, if you want a walk with a destination this one is pleasant.

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Innisfil, Canada
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

strange how you would want to go see a "rock" but it is really quite amazing how it has stayed balanced for all these years. Be prepared for hike! Although there are walkways and stairs, it is still a journey... and it's on the way to the best whale watching ever

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Fayetteville, AR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The hike isn't too long (~1 km or so, ~2-2.5 km round-trip) and is relatively easy, but there are about 230 stairs in there. Along the path there are handy informational signs about the plants along the trail. The balancing rock itself is pretty neat to see, and the view from the landing is lovely. Give yourself about an hour.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We weren't sure what to expect of the balancing rock. Due to heavy rain we were even seriously considering not to go. Nevertheless, it was worth it. In the sunny weather it must be an even more wonderful experience...

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Athens, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

After our whale watching excursion was canceled due to weather, we were looking for something else to do. We were told of a giant rock balancing on a cliff face. Um, are you serious? This is what people in Canada consider cool? OK. Let's give it a try! I can't believe I am saying this, but it was a great... More 

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