Enjoy a hike, hopefully with wildflowers, to Balance Rock form the Granite Mountain Trail in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, North Region, on Saturday April 13 with Julie Smart as your hike leader. 

Meet at the Granite Mt parking lot trailhead at 7:45 AM to start the hike at 8:15 AM. Restrooms are available at the trailhead. 

This is a relatively easy hike of approximately 5 miles. Dogs on leash are welcome. Remember to bring water, hat, snacks, sunscreen, and hiking poles if you use them. Recommend good footwear. 

Directions: From the 101, take the Pina/Princess exit and turn north (right turn) onto Pima Road. Continue to Dynamite Rd and turn right. Turn left on 136th St and follow signs to the trail head. The entrance will be on your left. 

After the hike, join others at a nearby restaurant for continued fellowship.

For more information, contact outdoorgroup@phoenixuu.org .