Balanced Rock Trail

MODERATE 1 reviews

Balanced Rock Trail is a 1.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Slade, Kentucky that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1056 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

hiking
25 days ago

Beautiful, tedious trail; it certainly felt longer than it's marked out to be. My best friend tried to find the spot where, as a teen, she carved her name in the rock, but it was sadly eroded and covered with moss! Still a nice moment for her to see the rock again, decades later. Have TONS of water for this one. Lots of open exposure - including a walk thru a gulch (not for the claustrophobic, lol). Very heavy traffic here, and we met some nice people. Would love to do this again!