Balancing Rocks

Balancing Rocks, Bend: Address, Balancing Rocks Reviews: 4/5

Balancing Rocks
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Sue from Bend
Bend, OR257 contributions
IF you are lucky enough to find this...
Oct 2019
...it is one of the most incredible displays of natural formations I have seen in my life. The instructions are correct as written.
Written December 25, 2019
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Scott M
Bend, OR22 contributions
Unable to find
Oct 2018 • Couples
No signs, poor directions on line. Ended up on a couple of gravel/dirt roads for miles before finally giving up. But it is somewhere near Lake Billy Chinook and that is beautiful.
Written November 7, 2018
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MotorcycleFred
Baker City, OR27 contributions
Balancing rocks is an amazing place.
Nov 2016 • Couples
Balancing rocks at Lake Billy Chinook is a beautiful and amazing place. Please respect the area and stay on the trail.
Written November 28, 2016
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Fred51766
Bend49 contributions
Not something you see every day.
May 2016 • Family
It's kind of a fun outing for families with children. They are pretty amazed at the different formations and if they're older they might want to do some exploring. A lot of photo ops as well.
Written August 23, 2016
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4duffy2
Bend, OR430 contributions
You won't believe your eyes!
Oct 2015 • Friends
Amazing site. I think there must be a different content to the makeup of the stone formations as they wear in different way.
Yes, they are balanced! and yes, there is a minisule parking area nearby. Just a short path for a walk, and you can see many (maybe 20?) balanced rocks. It is an incredible sight.

We were at Lake Billy Chinook and decided to drive out the Metolius arm and come around that way, into Sisters and back to Bend.
This is not an activity to do on your own in winter.....I think the road might be closed.
Written February 18, 2016
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Chowa-Rides-Again
Bend, OR1,989 contributions
What a View!
Aug 2015 • Couples
The Balancing Rocks actually reside along the Metolius arm of Lake Billy Chinook. You can get there as described below, but we always have gone through Culver and around the lake and crossing over the Crooked and Deschutes river arms towards Perry South Campground. The rocks are very fragile, so this place isn't overly advertised for fear that individual's will destroy this natural wonder. In recent years (2005) the area has been built up and now there is a small parking area and short trail along the top for viewing. The balancing rocks are the hardened capstones of an ancient lava flow. As the softer material erodes beneath the rocks, pillars that support them grow up to 10 feet in height.
Written January 2, 2016
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esc2bend
Bend, Oregon181 contributions
Very Small Area to walk around
Sep 2014 • Couples
My husband and I were going out to specifically photograph the rocks. The rock formations are amazing to see. There wasn't much of a trail really you could walk around the rocks in a matter of minutes. It is a long drive out there but if you tie it in with another adventure it would be a better use of your time. The trail is not paved and not good for people who have trouble with their balance (no pun intended).
Written July 24, 2015
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Steve G
Eugene, OR1,724 contributions
Amazing Geological Site !
May 2015 • Friends
I had heard about this place years ago, but it took me a while to find it . . . . from Hwy 20 west of Sisters, take the Indian Fort exit going north. Follow Road 11 for about 12 miles, it goes from a paved road to gravel, its a good road, you will come to a cross roads, make a right on NF1170, follow this road until in dead ends into
Montgomery Road, turn left , in 100 yards you will find a pull off on the right . . . walk the trail to the balancing rocks !
Written May 27, 2015
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