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Balanced Rock Trail - MSPN, AZ

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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Distance One Way 1.52 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,742 feet
Elevation Gain 137 feet
Accumulated Gain 138 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 1.98
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Sun  6:35am - 6:37pm
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Balanced Rock Trail - MSPN is a 1.52 mile one way hike with 138 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 6 miles north-northeast of Scottsdale Arizona. March and February are the best months to enjoy this hike.

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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.

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To Granite Mountain Trailhead
31402 N. 136th St Scottsdale, AZ 85262

Parking, Horse Trailer Parking

Drinking water is NOT available.

Follow Fountain Hills Boulevard north out of Fountain Hills to Rio Verde Drive and head west to 136th Street to the Granite Mountain TH.
From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 2 h 3 min
From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 2 h 8 min
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