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Balanced Rock Trail

EASY 24 reviews

Balanced Rock Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Thomas, West Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
298 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

bird watching

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

hiking
16 days ago

One of my favorite trails in Davis

hiking
2 months ago

A beautiful, muddy hike. Bring a copy of the map. At one section there where 3 different trail markers going different ways. Keep going straight and you'll be fine.

hiking
7 months ago

Not a bad trail, but it wasn't anything spectacular. Besides the rock, the best part of the hike was the amber colored (blackwater) stream along Shay Trace trail by the lodge.

hiking
7 months ago

We came after the immense rain over the past few weeks. It was an easy trail, well marked, and muddy (as expected).

8 months ago

Loved the rock...it really doesn’t look as though it’s just one single one! The trail is labeled as easy and while it wasn’t hard, it had a lot of roots making the hike tricky at times.

hiking
9 months ago

Nice leisurely hike. I took my Dad who is 76 and in decent shape and my sister who is not really in to hiking. They both enjoyed the scenery and did not complain that it was too hard. A lot of the trail was pretty muddy but passable. It had rained quite a bit in the past few days. We made this a loop by taking the Red Spruce trail to the Water Tank trail back to the parking lot.

hiking
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Easy walking trail, scenery is pretty much the same the entire trip. Making it to the rock formation is definitely the highlight of the trip.

hiking
Sunday, July 30, 2017

Great trail off blackwater falls. We started at Cabin 13 and walked it down to Elakala trail that leads to Blackwater lodge. Neat rock structure, moderate hike, few little streams along the way.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

nice trail with lots to see

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Within a series of trails at blackwater falls. Very beautiful in the snow. The lodge/convention center near the trail also has a restaurant.

hiking
Sunday, October 30, 2016

Nice little out and back hike... Interesting vegetation, beautiful forest. Won't rock your world or anything but nice little relaxing hike in a beautiful, easily accessible area.

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2 months ago

recorded Blackwater Falls Area (dup?)

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9 months ago

recorded Recording - May 26 04:09 PM

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