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Balanced Rock County Park

Balanced Rock Rd, Castleford, Idaho 83321 USA

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Free to Visit
Open Now
Sat 6a-9p
  • Independent
  • Pet Friendly

“Home of 'the balanced rock'”

Welcome to Balanced Rock County Park and home of the "balanced rock", a large rock balanced atop a much smaller rock. South of Buhl in the Salmon Falls Creek Canyon stands world-famous Balanced Rock. Over 48 feet tall and 40 tons, the wind-carved rock balances precariously on a pedestal only 3 feet by 17 inches. Nearby Balanced Rock Park is an excellent spot for a picnic.

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Reviewed by
thisisstefi

  • 1 Review
  • 2 Helpful
May 27, 2013

First stop on our trip. Stretch out our legs, and walk the dogs. :)

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Reviewed by
Adam Shickley

  • 67 Reviews
  • 37 Helpful
June 17, 2013

I fished here in 2008. It was pretty cool!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
wesleyndawnvigario

  • 12 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
July 13, 2017
Rated 1.0

I was not that impressed by this.

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Reviewed by
kimberlyesmith

  • 7 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
June 15, 2017
Rated 4.0

This is definitely worth the detour. Its a cool rock, and even cooler when you learn it was mostly carved by wind activity. A steep short walk from your car will get you to the base of the rock, and only then can you truly appreciate its enormity. Worth the visit!

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Reviewed by
tedtowle

  • 8 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
September 24, 2016

We went 30 miles out of our way to see this, and frankly were not impressed. Nice little park by the river for a picnic, but the rock failed to wow us.

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Reviewed by
ilikecokecola

  • 5 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
July 12, 2016
Rated 3.0

A bit out of the way but a must see. If you have kids the scenery will remind them of the movies Cars. Quick hike up to the balanced rock was nice to stretch the legs.

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Reviewed by
IwalaniKauhi

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
March 01, 2016
Rated 5.0

This was probably the highlight of my trip this weekend. It was fun hiking up to see it from the top and did some exploring behind it.

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Vivek Battu

  • 1 Review
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June 15, 2015
Rated 5.0

A small get away for weekend.

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Balanced Rock County Park

Balanced Rock Rd
Castleford, Idaho
83321 USA

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  • Sun - Sat: 6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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