Balanced Rocks via Pitchoff Mountain Trail

based on 19 tracks & routes #173 hike out of 280 in
3.4 mi
Distance
1 hrs 37 min
Time
terrain
837 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

This ~3-mi round trip hike is an easy-to-moderately strenuous out and back hike along Pitchoff Mountain Trail to Balanced Rocks in Adirondack Park. Balanced Rocks offers extensive views of the Cascade Lakes and High Peaks wilderness.

Getting Started

Balanced Rocks is a ~.3 mi round trip out and back side trail off Pitchoff Mountain Trail.

There are three small parking areas along Route 73 near the trailhead for Pitchoff Mountain in North Elba, NY. The trailhead is on the opposite side of Route 73 from the Cascade and Porter Mountains trailhead.

With Leave No Trace principles in mind, follow the trail, Pitchoff Mountain Trail (blazed with red trail markers), and avoid the side trails.


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