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Balanced Rock Trail (East)

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If you wish to see Balanced Rock, I'd take a trail that isn't this one.


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Map Key

1.2

Miles

1.9

KM

86%

Runnable

1,889' 576 m

High

1,528' 466 m

Low

390' 119 m

Up

31' 10 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Wildlife

Tannery Road isn't maintained during the winter.

Need to Know

Tannery Road isn't maintained during the winter. Balanced Rock road isn't passable (by vehicle). Due to neglect, this trail is overgrown and difficult to travel.

Runner Notes

This trail is overgrown and there are many blowdowns.

Description

If you refer to the Savoy Mountain State Forest map, it'll show this trail (for summer use) as a doubletrack. This trail is really more of a singetrack, considering that it hasn't been maintained in years. The only evidence to suggest that this was a trail is the failing waterbars and bridge.

When the trail begins to turn left, it starts ascending the hill. The trail takes a right turn through a stand of Norway Spruces. It passes a cellarhole (on the right), then reaches Balanced Rock Road. Turn right to reach the Balanced Rock.

Flora & Fauna

Flora: Norway Spruce, Birches, Beech, Eastern Hemlock.
Fauna: Chickadee, Red Squirrels.

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Shared By:

David Smith

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