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Balanced Rock Trail

  • Balanced Rock Trail near Scottsdale
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  • This short trail leads through a boulder strewn landscape en route to Balanced Rock.
  • Visitors will also experience beautiful desert scenery.
  • The trail is especially scenic during spring when wildflowers and cacti are in bloom. 

Balanced Rock Trail


Scottsdale's Balanced Rock Trail is located in the Brown's Ranch trails. The namesake mushroom shaped boulder is precariously perched and offers a great photo opportunity. The 1.6 mile trail can be reached via several interconnecting trails but the most direct route is off of Powerline Road to the trail junction. The hike takes visitors past a jumble of other impressive boulders and through beautiful desert landscape on the way to Balanced Rock. Connect with other area trails for a longer day on the trails. 

There is no fee to hike to Balanced Rock. The trailhead is located off of 31402 N. 136th Street in Scottsdale.

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