Balanced Rock Trail Loop is a 2.9 mile loop trail located near Scottsdale, AZ that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Directions from : at end of Alma School Rd. north of Dynamite Road
6.2 miles from Brown's Ranch Trailhead using Power Lines and Chuck Wagon for part of the loop. If you want a shorter hike, start at the 116th street trailhead. Lovely views, flat, good for all levels.
I like to access this trail from the Granite Mountain Loop. The Balanced Rock is something to see. This area has lots of desert flora and is one of the more lush areas as it has not been damaged by fire like some of the surrounding areas - you will see lots of majestic saguaros, rock formations, and wildflowers in March/April.