• water flowing over rocks into basin

    Hot Springs

    National Park Arkansas

Balanced Rock Trail

a gray novaculite rock formation with one large oval piece looks like it is on end balanced on the lower larger formation

Balanced Rock

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This short (.2 mile) spur off of Sunset Trail leads to the Balanced Rock, a natural novaculite outcrop making a beautiful lookout over western Garland County.

Back to Sunset Trail.

 
section of infrared aerial photo of park with Balanced Rock Trail drawn in

Did You Know?

Gulpha Creek in fall, below campground amphitheater, with bridge over Gorge Road in right background

The name Gulpha Creek is a corruption of the French name for the stream. Explorer William Dunbar reports the name "Fourche á Calfat" in the journal of his visit in 1804. Calfat eventually became Gulpha.