Balanced Rock Trail

Daniel Boone National Forest, Kentucky
Elevation Gain931ft
Trailhead Elevation1,292ft
Elevation Min/Max911/1340ft
Elevation Start/End1292/1292ft

Balanced Rock Trail

Balanced Rock Trail is a hiking trail in Powell County, Kentucky. It is within Daniel Boone National Forest. It is 0.5 miles long and begins at 1,292 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 931 feet. Near the end of the trail is a cave entrance. This trail connects with the following: Sand Gap Trail.
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Hiking Kentucky's Red River Gorge (Menasha Ridge Press)
Sean Patrick Hill
"Naturally, anyone visiting Natural Bridge State Resort Park is going to visit the namesake of the park, the soaring sandstone arch rising above the forest. Chances are that if they are tourists, they will climb to see the sights via the Original Trail, arguably the most popular trail in the entire state of Kentucky. But there are other ways to get to Natural Bridge. The Balanced Rock Trail is one of those ways, and it will quickly weed out the unambitious. Following the route of the famous Sheltowee Trace, this trail literally climbs, via what seems like a continuous stone stairway, nearly 500 feet in just over 0.5 mile."

Trail Information

Daniel Boone National Forest
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Daniel Boone National Forest
Natural Bridge State Resort Park
Local Contacts
USGS: Slade
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