Balancing Rock Trail is a 0.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Overton, Nevada that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 0.3 miles Elevation Gain: 3 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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Right outside the visitor center is another one of the famous Valley of Fire formations. From the Visitor’s Center, take a very short hike to a viewpoint of Balanced Rock.

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17 days ago

Another nice, short & easy hike near the entrance of the park, with beautiful previews of what is yet to come on your journey through Valley of Fire!!

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7 months ago

Super easy, short... watch out for tour busses and umbrella toting tourists... they can be madly dangerous, down coats and umbrellas odd.

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7 months ago

Easy walk from Visitor Center. Go 360 around it for multiple perspectives. Cool little arch-tunnel, if you do

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Tue Apr 16 2019

Short walk. Not quite as dramatic as some of the other "Balanced Rock's I've seen in red rock country. Is also visible from road.

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no shade
Sat Apr 13 2019

Very short trail right by the Visitor Center, so a nice excuse to get out and stretch your legs if the first stop after a long drive.

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Sun Feb 10 2019

not terribly interesting compared to the other hikes in the park, but it's short and right outside the visitor center

Fri Mar 30 2018

Short trail but cool end point.

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Sun Mar 25 2018

easy walk nice visitor center

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Sat May 27 2017

This is a very short easy walk from the visitor center to the base of the balancing rock. Other that getting closer to the base of the rock it isn't much different from the view from either the road or the visitor center

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7 months ago

recorded balanced

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Thu Apr 18 2019

recorded Balancing Rock Trail

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