Balconies Trail can be accessed from the Chaparral Trail head Parking lot. Hike 0.8 miles southeast on the Juniper Canyon potion of the Balconies Loop Trail
Early morning is the best light but not dawn. This viewpoint faces northwest and the sun will be behind you. I was luck as the skies were overcast and that gave better saturation and even lighting. The second time I went the sky was cloudless and the lighting was too stark.
one of the viewpoints along the Balconies Trail in Pinnacles National Park in California