Balanced Rock Trail

HARD 27 reviews
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Balanced Rock Trail is a 0.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Baraboo, Wisconsin that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking and rock climbing. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
416 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

rock climbing

views

wildlife

rocky

scramble

A difficult, steep trail; stone steps on the south face of the east bluff. Spectacular views, with Balanced Rock along the way. Estimated hiking time of 45 minutes.

hiking
17 days ago

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hiking
30 days ago

Amazing trail with a great view!! Hard to see exactly where balanced rock is, but overall a very fantastic experience!

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2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Hard but worth the view

hiking
5 months ago

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hiking
10 months ago

Rewarding trail on a steep climb. Rocks can be slippery so move slowly. Balanced rock itself is lovely.

hiking
Friday, September 16, 2016

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Hard. Lovely once you get to the top. Take your time going up.

Monday, September 05, 2016

As close to hiking out west as it gets in Wisconsin. The views from the top are incredible and worth the climb.

rock climbing
Monday, August 01, 2016

This was awesome. That two 60 year old women climbed it was such a great feeling. I can now say I did it and mark it off the bucket list.

hiking
Sunday, July 10, 2016

Very busy trail on a Saturday in the summer. would recommend going during off hours.

hiking
Sunday, July 10, 2016

Super busy but very unique for sure! I would say that during the week might be best. Rocks are smooth and slick so for the love of Pete do NOT wear sandals or pumps!

hiking
Friday, July 08, 2016

Great trail, but really busy.