Balancing Rock Trail

EASY 4 reviews

Balancing Rock Trail is a 6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Prescott, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
715 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

Balancing Rock Trail #349 begins at the Cayuse Equestrian Trailhead within the Granite Basin Recreation Area. The trail weaves up and down through shady pine forest studded with granite boulders. Wildflowers add color to the landscape throughout much of the year, and portions of the trail meander along charming seasonal creeks. Where this trail gains elevation, there are panoramic views of Granite Mountain and the surrounding wilderness. This trail connects with several others, providing many different opportunities to explore within the Granite Basin Recreation Area.

6 months ago

Great hike.

hiking
Thursday, July 21, 2016

mountain biking
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

fun loop Trail with nice scenery. 349 (balancing rock trail) to 351 back to 349 in a loop. Easy to follow and if ypu like trials lots of opportunity ...

hiking
Monday, May 12, 2014

Balancing Rock is one of the trails within the Granite Basin Recreation Area. It is accessible via multiple trailheads from connector trails, including the trailhead that starts in the Yavapai Campground.