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Balancing Rock Trail #349, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Prescott > Prescott W
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Distance One Way 3.2 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,741 feet
Interest Seasonal Creek
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25  2018-09-10 RowdyandMe
6  2016-02-20
Granite Mountain Peak 7626
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18  2011-09-24 nahimana222
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Preferred   Oct, Apr, May, Nov
Sun  7:03am - 5:26pm
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Willow Creek Loop (#347 & #345)
Willow Creek Loop (#347 & #345)
0.1 mi away
9.0 mi
1,340 ft
West Lake Trail #351
0.1 mi away
Javelina Trail #332
Javelina Trail #332
0.3 mi away
6.7 mi
915 ft
Chimbly Water Trail #348
0.5 mi away
0.6 mi
93 ft
Mint Wash Connector Trail #352
0.6 mi away
1.2 mi
Mint Wash Trail #345
Mint Wash Trail #345
0.6 mi away
4.1 mi
440 ft
Surprise Springs #350
Surprise Springs #350
0.8 mi away
1.3 mi
274 ft
Granite Mountain Peak 7626
Granite Mountain Peak 7626
1.2 mi away
9.2 mi
2,241 ft
Ho-Kay-Gan Trail #341
1.2 mi away
1.5 mi
315 ft
Metate Connector Trail #353
1.2 mi away
0.3 mi
50 ft
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Balancing Rock Trail #349 is a 3.2 mile one way hike. Located 5 miles west-northwest of Prescott Arizona. The trailhead is car accessible. October and April are the best months to enjoy this hike.


Overview
Located in the Granite Basin Recreation Area, this is a 3.2 mile hike connecting the Cayuse Day Use Area with Trail #261 near Granite Basin Lake.

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    One-Way Notice
    This hike is listed as One-Way.

    When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

    Permit $$
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    Prescott Forest
    Prescott National Forest Pass

    Only trailheads with six "amenities" have fees. Amenities are picnic tables, trash, toilet, parking, interpretive signing and security.


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    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    Take I-17 North to the St Rt 69 Prescott exit, turn left (north) When entering Prescott stay Left on SR89 which is Sheldon St. Follow Sheldon St. to the 'T' intersection at Montezuma St. and turn right. Montezuma turns into Whipple which turns into Iron Springs Rd. (St Rt 10). Continue on this road. At about the 3.5 mile mark turn right on FR 374( You will see the brown recreation sign marking the Granite Basin Day Use area.) Follow the road about 2.5 miles back to the Cayuse Day Use Area Trailhead parking area on the right.
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