Balance Rock SP

Balance Rock SP

Balance Rock Road Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201

Pittsfield State Forest Official Website
Pittsfield State Forest map

About this Location

Balance Rock is a natural feature located in Pittsfield State Forest. The main attraction is a massive boulder that weighs 165 tons and seems to be floating on top of a slab of bedrock. This unusual formation was created by glacial movements during the last ice age. Visitors can view the rock and its graffiti dating back to the 19th century, as well as enjoy hiking, biking, and horseback riding in the forest. 

About Pittsfield State Forest

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This sprawling, 11,000-acre forest includes Berry Pond and 30 miles of trails. Whether hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, or exploring the mountain range to Berry Pond, you’re sure to find the perfect outdoor adventure.

Explore 30 miles of trails for all levels of experience. From the Taconic Crest to the Tranquility, you’re sure to find an adventure that’s right for you.

Notable Trails

The AllTrails website has a description and map of a hike at Balance Rock State Park.


  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

Content from Pittsfield State Forest Official Website

Last updated November 23, 2023