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Balanced Rock Trail is a 1.4 mile out and back trail located near Tiverton, Nova Scotia, Canada that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 1.4 miles Elevation Gain: 213 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

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2 months ago

Very nice, short, well maintained trail. the information signs are interesting and the view on St. Mary's Bay is great. Unfortunately it's not handicap accessible, there are a few steep steps at the end and the view would is obstructed from the top.

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6 months ago

It was an awesome trail but if your dog was untrusting of dogs or people it wouldn't be good because of how small the spaces are on the trail they are narrow.

hiking
7 months ago

Short and sweet lots of history if you read the signs at the ocean and some interesting bits of info on the way in or out! Sometimes the more you know about the area makes it just that more enjoyable thanks for that! We did plan the hike just before going whale watching so it’s a perfect activity to help fill up the day.. Book ahead of time if you are going whale watching!! It has a steep stair climb on the way out take your time!

hiking
9 months ago

great little hike

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11 months ago

Beautiful and well-kept trail. Around 250 steps at the very end before the balancing rock, but it's a lovely brief hike. Took us around 45 minutes there and back, while stopping for lots of pictures

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11 months ago

Nice little trail, very easy to follow. Stairs back up form the rock will give your lungs a little workout. Very cool to see the rock, worth the visit!

hiking
Sun Apr 15 2018

Nice little area in Digby neck right off of the main road. Very clear directions... down haha. A good workout wont take you too long and you get to see a cool little feat of nature at the end.

hiking
Wed Feb 28 2018

Beautiful walk. Steps going down....not so bad. What goes down , must come up. Torture going up those stairs. But....my 80 year old father did it....so, it wasn’t to difficult.

Mon Feb 26 2018

Fun with the kids

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Thu Oct 05 2017

The trail makes for a nice walk if you're in the area already anyway. It's short and easy; there are lots of interpretative signs and the view once you're at the coast is beautiful. As others have mentioned steep stairs lead to the Balancing Rock viewing platform, so if you really hate climbing stairs you might want to reconsider.

Wed Jul 12 2017

The first part of the walk is in the forest, then you get to the stairs that lead you down to where you can observe the Balancing Rock. Lots of stairs make for a nice little workout and the Balancing Rock is cool to see. :) You need to take a little ferry to get to the Island so make a day trip out of it. There's a picnic park near by.

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