This Trail Leading To A Unique Balanced Rock Formation Is Often Called One Of The Best Kept Secrets In Texas
The Lone Star State has no shortage of hiking trails that boast incredible views, but some of the very best consistently fly under the radar. One of the most underrated hikes in Texas is the Balanced Rock via Grapevine Hills Trail, located in Big Bend National Park. This short and easy trail leads to some of the coolest rock formations you’ve ever seen, and it features 360-degree vistas of the park’s mountainous landscape.
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A dirt parking lot is available at the trailhead, and it can accommodate roughly 10 vehicles. To learn more about the trail, visit its page on AllTrails. Click here for the Big Bend National Park webpage (and here for Facebook) for details regarding park hours, entrance fees, and more.
Have you ever hiked Balanced Rock via Grapevine Hills Trail? If so, we’d love to hear all about your experience in the comments section below! Check out our previous article for another bucket-list-worthy trail in Big Bend.
Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. She attended college in the Houston area and changed her major twice (psychology, computer science, and finally criminal justice) before taking a leap of faith and dropping out to pursue a career in freelance writing.
Today, Katie writes for the Texas and Arizona pages of OnlyInYourState.com and has never been more passionate about a job before. Outside of work, you can likely find her curled up on the sofa with a hot cup of coffee, watching a crime TV show or scary movie.
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