Balanced Rock

EASY 5 reviews
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Balanced Rock is a 2.7 mile out and back trail located near Lake Placid, New York that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.7 miles 931 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips




wild flowers

1 month ago

Did this in the winter during a blizzard so didn't get much views except of Cascade Falls across the highway part way up. It was really windy when I got to the boulders.There's some steep bits but overall it's a short and easy hike. When you get to the trail junction with the sign on the tree the way right goes to the boulders. If you go left you can extend your outing and climb the rest of the way up Pitchoff.

2 months ago

great views of cascade mt./lake. definitely more of a challenge than easy rating would imply (especially last 1/4) which was a rocky hand climb). would recommend but NOT with a dog again.

3 months ago

Awesome views. Definitely on the harder side of easy. Good for a dog but there are a couple places where mid sized dogs may need a boost. Not good for little kids.

5 months ago

awesome views for a short, less populated trail

6 months ago