4.7 miles
Distance
488 ft
Climb
-487 ft
Descent
3,073 ft
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Brown's Mountain Loop Trail is a 5 mile moderately popular expert route located near Scottsdale Arizona. This hike only route can be used both directions and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 8 trails. This route climbs 488 ft with a max elevation of 3,073 ft then descends -487 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Hike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    4
More Stats for Brown's Mountain Loop Trail mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    1 hr 55 min
  • Altitude min
    2,661 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,721 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,720 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -54.8%
  • Grade min
    40.6%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    1 mile

Directions

  1. Walk northwest on Alma School Road.
  2. Continue for 50 meters.
  3. Turn right onto Brown's Ranch Rd..
  4. Continue for 700 meters.
  5. Make a right U-turn to stay on Brown's Ranch Rd..
  6. Continue for 500 meters.
  7. Turn right onto Upper Ranch Trail.
  8. Continue for 500 meters.
  9. Turn right onto Powerline Rd. #2.
  10. Continue for 400 meters.
  11. Turn left onto Brown's Ranch Rd..
  12. Continue for 400 meters.
  13. Bear left onto Brown's Mtn..
  14. Continue for 200 meters.
  15. Keep right to stay on Brown's Mtn..
  16. Continue for 1 kilometer.
  17. Turn right to stay on Brown's Mtn..
  18. Continue for 900 meters.
  19. Turn left onto Upper Ranch Trail.
  20. Continue for 200 meters.
  21. Keep left to stay on Upper Ranch Trail.
  22. Continue for 800 meters.
  23. Turn left to stay on Upper Ranch Trail.
  24. Continue for 2 kilometers.
  25. Turn right onto Brown's Ranch Rd..
  26. Continue for 200 meters.
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Brown's Ranch - 03/17/2019
Brown's Ranch - 03/17/2019
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Upper Ranch Trail. Scottsdale Preserve.
Upper Ranch Trail. Scottsdale Preserve.
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Brown's Mtn.
May 22, 2024 @ 7:51am
May 22, 2024
Going from South to North today encountered a swarm of bees near the peak of the trail. Had stopped to assess how to climb what looked like a very tricky section when a bee started buzzing me. I swiped at it to get it away and suddenly there were many bees and then many more bees. Quickly realized that I was in a bad area and turned around and went back down. No stings but a couple followed me for probably 1/10th of a mile and were buzzing my helmet all that way. Loved the trail and the climb but will wait until the bees move on before trying again.
Brown's Ranch Rd.
Apr 20, 2024 @ 2:46am
Apr 20, 2024
Upper Ranch Trail
Apr 19, 2024 @ 6:20am
Apr 19, 2024
Upper Ranch Trail
Mar 22, 2024 @ 6:27am
Mar 22, 2024
Upper Ranch Trail
Mar 10, 2024 @ 10:47am
Mar 10, 2024
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