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  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      This area was formerly known as Pima/Dynamite, and was incorporated into the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Some of the old trails were incorporated into Brown's Ranch while others were decommissioned or re-routed. The main trailhead is Brown's Ranch at the north end of Alma School Rd. There is plentiful parking here, water, toilets, and maps. Two more rustic trailheads, Fraesfield and Granite Mountain, are on the east side of the area off 136th St (no amenities). The area is multi-use, popular with hikers, runners, equestrians and MTBrs. The farther north you ride, the fewer people you will see.

      As for the trails, they are remarkably different than the rest of the valley. The vast majority of the trails are buff smooth, with very few on-trail obstacles. There are plenty of spiky flora just off the trail, which probably represents the biggest threat to you and your bike. There is also very little elevation change in the area. The steeper climbs tend to be very short and punchy, and the longer climbs are easy and gradual--most well below 5% grade. The trails tend to climb from south to north. All of this adds up to a great place for beginners, kids, and significant others looking to build their skills. It is also a great single-speed destination for riders looking to avoid the hike-a-bike.

      The setting is unspoiled sonoran desert, with very little development nearby. Majestic saguaros mix with huge granite boulders, with the most dramatic scenery surrounding Cholla and Granite Mountains. Due to the remoteness, come prepared with plenty of water, a bit of food, and the means to fix a flat or chain--it would be a long walk out from the north side trails.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      AKA: Pima Dynamite
      Pima Dynamite Trailhead google parking directions
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      Open on May 4, 2019
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #18
      State Ranking
      #1
      Trails (view details)
      139
      Trails Mountain Bike
      141
      Trails Hike
      141
      Trails Trail Running
      141
      Trails Horse
      137
      Total Distance
      155 miles
      Total Descent
      9,675 ft
      Total Vertical
      983 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      3,270 ft
      Reports
      760
      Photos
      436
      Ridden Counter
      28,222

      Photos of Brown's Ranch Mountain Bike

      92 |
      Jan 23, 2018 @ 5:28am
      Jan 23, 2018
      77 |
      Jul 6, 2017 @ 8:02pm
      Jul 6, 2017
      27 |
      Mar 25, 2017 @ 3:46pm
      Mar 25, 2017
      18 |
      Mar 25, 2017 @ 3:46pm
      Mar 25, 2017

      Videos of Brown's Ranch Mountain Bike

      0:09 | 4 | Apr 8, 2019
      0:09 | 3 | Apr 8, 2019
      Divide Trail. Northbound. Scottsdale.
      trail: The Divide
      4:57 | 7 | Mar 6, 2019
      Coyote Canyon. Scottsdale.
      5:49 | 6 | Mar 6, 2019

      Recent Trail Reports

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      user #1516453SantaCruzer51addridelogMay 26, 2019 ride log
      May 26, 2019 @ 5:20pm
      2 hours
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      May 26, 2019 @ 5:12pm
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      May 26, 2019 @ 3:43pm
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      May 26, 2019 @ 3:40pm
      3 hours
      user #1665967Depstei2addridelogMay 26, 2019 ride log
      May 26, 2019 @ 3:05pm
      4 hours

      Recent Comments

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      user #1108999TC-FLOWCLYDEtrailNew Trail #3Adrenaline-filled tight twisties and very...
      May 8, 2019 @ 9:59pm
      May 8, 2019
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      May 8, 2019 @ 9:54pm
      May 8, 2019
      user #1108999TC-FLOWCLYDEtrailHawknest Trail5/5 stars of sweet twisty flow!
      May 8, 2019 @ 9:52pm
      May 8, 2019
      user #1108999TC-FLOWCLYDEtrailHawknest Trail5/5 stars sweet, sweet flow!
      May 8, 2019 @ 9:50pm
      May 8, 2019
      user #993706Clutch-CargotrailMTV TrailThis trail has been “reclaimed” and no...
      Apr 5, 2019 @ 12:59pm
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      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      McDowell Mountain Park 28 19 29.6 km
      McDowell Mountain 9 23 12 49.9 km
      7 Springs Recreation Area 1 2 410.5 km
      Phoenix Sonoran Preserve 17 14 1 113.6 km
      Deem Hills 1 4 117.8 km

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