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Short trail to beautiful view

There's a short trail through the forest and over a couple of wooden bridges before you get to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Braintree, Massachusetts
Fantastic trail

This is a really nice trail if you are looking for some exercise or as a stop-over on the way to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Highway 217, Tiverton, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There's a short trail through the forest and over a couple of wooden bridges before you get to the stairs that bring you down to where you can view the balancing rock. Along the way, there are signs giving information about local plants and such....More

Thank Patttois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a really nice trail if you are looking for some exercise or as a stop-over on the way to Brier Island or Freeport. We were in and out in about an hour. The main trail itself is pretty easy. It’s gravel on the...More

Thank L S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my second time and my husbands first time doing the walk to the rock, lol.. the trail is pretty well maintained. We saw a Nashville warbler on the trail, beautiful day. While there a few young men were visiting from Quebec and left...More

Thank Michele K
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

The biggest challenge for us, was to catch the ferry to Tiverton - runs every XX:30h - the ferry back every full hour. It takes about 10 min to the parking lot for the trail and about 40 - 45 min to and from the...More

1  Thank Martin L
Reviewed 18 February 2018

I loved this! It's worth the drive, and the walk to see it. The fall colours were beautiful and it's amazing to see the rock. The rugged coast is just a bonus. I'm not slim, or young, and the walk was fine. There was a...More

1  Thank Kathyrcalgary
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Have visited twice, ten years apart.On the first visit it was a wild forest hike, with a rope-assisted descent down the cliff to see the rock. On the second visit, a stroll along a walkway with steps down to the rock. On both occasions it...More

Thank sandlp2017
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

We had a great time. At the end of the trail you have to climb down steep but safe steps so need to be fit.

Thank movie b
Reviewed 1 October 2017

This is a short trail and the terrain is not bad at all - ok for city shoes but I would not do it in flip flops. As noted by others it's a 1.7 km trail with 235 or so steps, so double that with...More

1  Thank travelfun001
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Give yourself an hours for the hike. An easy hike with maintained trail. At the end there's many stairs and a few places to step off with seating if you need a rest or relax and enjoy the view. A definite must do!

Thank kfamily6
Reviewed 2 September 2017

The hike from the parking area to the shore was a 2.5-km trail ending with a 235-step staircase to the shore to see the balancing rock from a platform. There were families with young children (not toddlers) who managed the hike.

Thank Joni M F
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birds, squirrel s, chipmunks. ..no bears.