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Balancing Rocks Overlook

Ghostly pedestals on the canyon’s rim

Beyond Cove Palisades State Park and over miles of winding back roads, more than 30 pillars stand guard over the Metolius Arm of Lake Billy Chinook. If you’re in the area, this short, barrier-free hike to see Oregon’s “hoodoos”—towering rock formations that are more than 20,000 years old—is well worth the time.

Balancing Rocks is located in the Deschutes National Forest. PGE manages this site in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service.

Balancing Rocks Overlook details

Balancing Rocks is open year-round for day use only. Please check weather and road conditions.

Be sure to also take a look at our Parks and Recreation Rules.

Directions

From Cove Palisades State Park, head east on SW Jordan Rd to Grandview. Turn left on SW Graham Rd. This will become Montgomery Rd/County Rd 64; look for a small trailhead on the right.

Contact us

For more information, use our contact form or call the PGE Parks Information Line at 503-464-8515.