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gem icon Balanced Rock [Suggest Edits]

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At the end of the Grapevine Hills Trail, you'll come to this large rock balanced and suspended overhead by two other rocks.

Short Run: Hike about 1 mile along the Grapevine Hills Trail.

Gem Type: Rock Formation

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Jorden Stanley

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