Truckee, California: Balanced Rocking Stone

Gazebo atop a boulder shields the naturally balanced, Native American sacred Rocking Stone -- though it no longer moves. Site of McGlashan's 1895 tower, which contained a museum of butterflies and Donner Party relics.
10124 High St., Truckee, CA
High St. and Kelser Ave. Stairs from High St. lead to rock.
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Balanced Rocking Stone

Beautiful view of Truckee from the rock. The directions make it easy to find.

[Wes Plate, 01/18/2018]

The Rocking Stone is a natural glacier deposit atop a huge boulder, and used to be so well balanced that it would move at the touch of a finger. In 1895, entrepreneur C.F. McGlashan built a tower there as a tourist attraction, where he also displayed his butterfly collection and relics from the Donner Party disaster. The historical marker on the stone was installed in 1967 by E Clampus Vitus, re-dedicated in 1977.

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