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Balancing Rock Trail

Highway 217, Tiverton, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Worth the walk

Have visited twice, ten years apart.On the first visit it was a wild forest hike, with a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Westbury, United Kingdom
Lovely walk on a maintained trail

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

Reviewed 14 October 2017
movie b
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“nice walk” (7 reviews)
“short hike” (6 reviews)
Highway 217, Tiverton, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Not a bad walk out to the rock but be aware there are several sets of stairs as you approach the rock. We found it took longer than we had planned. Not good for people with sore knees!

Thank J-A-P-E-S-33
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We were passing through, returning from a whale watching tour on Brier Island the day before. We left early in the morning in order to hike this trail before catching the ferry. Walking at a steady pace, it took us less than an hour to...More

Thank to_travel_is_my_life
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

A beautiful sight over the ocean!! However, be prepared for an arduous journey to see it....it was much further than expected and advertised over a slippery rocky trail with protruding roots...up and down and just when you think you are almost there...250 steps down and...More

Thank dixieland8
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

My friend and I did this trail as a day trip. The trail itself is more of a stroll and quite well marked with points of interest along the way with good information about the local flora. Then come the stairs! Well made and with...More

Thank Barb R
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Nice walk out to the rock. I enjoyed the information signs along the way, they had interesting facts and gave you a sense of where you were on the trail. I'd definitely walk it again.

Thank LucyDagger
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Sandi R
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Response from orode | Reviewed this property |
birds, squirrel s, chipmunks. ..no bears.