Balanced Rock Trail

HARD 24 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.

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

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
19 days ago

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hiking
1 month ago

Hard but worth the view

hiking
4 months ago

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5 months ago

5 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

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

hiking
11 months ago

11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

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

11 months ago

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.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

great, starting at the south shore its a steep uphill climb of mainly steps in the rocks. (350' in .3 miles)

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Tough trail but fun. Pretty much straight up rock steps to the top.