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Balancing Rock Trail

Highway 217, Tiverton, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Ranked #3 of 3 Attractions in Tiverton
Type: Hiking Trails
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

If I had known how long and difficult this hike was I might never have completed it. By the time I hit the stairs leading to the rock I was committed so I kept going. Once you get there the cliffs and ocean views are excellent, the amazing rock is wonderful. The sound of the waves crashing on the rocks... More

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Rockland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This hike was well worth the effort. It's a well-maintained trail, mostly flat except for the last 15-20% which is all steps down to balancing rock. Overall it's an easy hike (unless stairs aren't your thing) and the views at the end are spectacular, especially if you have an interest in geological formations and history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Its a good walk , 236 steps down,trees and shrubs identified along trail , on our back we got soaked by pouring rain, we got a good laugh out of it....

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I found out about this place from a local travel info place near Digby. I drove out and found the trailhead just off the highway. The walk is quite long, but it's through some beautiful scenery and lush plants and bogs! The stairs going down to the bottom of the cliff were spaced well and had quite a few stops... More

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Sweet Briar, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My family was on the way for whale watching when we stopped to see the Balancing Rock. It is a healthy walk through an amazing variety of incredibly robust maritime and bog plants to get to the final 236 stairs. The basalt cliffs are breath-takingly beautiful over the aquamarine sea. If you have no physical disabilities this is a must-see... More

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Someone sure did a fabulous job of making the trail to Balancing Rock. We hiked it on a recent wet/foggy day and were happy to have the gravel in one area and the boardwalk on the other. Even the 235 steps were made easy with material to grip your foot. It took us an hour to walk in, admire the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Easy walk but you have to be aware there are around 240 steps coming back. It is not stressful but take it easy. The trail is well kept and the climb is not steep.

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Newport News, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The trail is well maintained and is an easy climb until you get to the 256 stairs! The view is worth every step! There are bathroom facilities and ample parking.

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