Balanced Rock Trail Loop

MODERATE 23 reviews

Balanced Rock Trail Loop is a 2.9 mile loop trail located near Scottsdale, Arizona 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.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
131 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

trail running

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

washed out

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

hiking
22 days ago

Although this is a decent hike overall; I didn't like that the first part of it has you walk along a powerline. That reminder of civilization annoyed me, as I hike purposely to unplug and get away from civilization.
But the Balanced Rock itself is cool, as is the hike around it.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Great place to see flowering cactus! On our last trip we came upon an irritated rattlesnake! Very large one!

Monday, March 27, 2017

We modified this trail a bit as to not walk under the power lines on power line road. Would definitely give the trails we took a 5 star rating. Great area. Beautiful scenes.

Monday, March 20, 2017

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Great trail, kids loved it!

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Sunday, December 25, 2016

I would definitely consider this an easy hike/walk. Very much recommend going to the Balanced Rock, its pretty neat. Balanced Rock trail is very pretty but the power line road, not so much.

hiking
Thursday, May 12, 2016

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.

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Monday, April 18, 2016

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.

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