Balanced Rock Trail

DIFFICULTY 2 reviews

Balanced Rock Trail is a 1.6 mile trail located near Scottsdale, AZ that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.6 miles

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

horseback riding

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

washed out

Directions from : at end of Alma School Rd. north of Dynamite Road

hiking
4 months ago

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.

hiking
5 months ago

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.