18.4 miles
Distance
788 ft
Climb
-786 ft
Descent
2,955 ft
High Point

East side loop from main parking lot.

Detailed Description
BROWN'S RANCH EAST SIDE 18 MJS is a 18 mile moderately popular easy route located near Scottsdale Arizona. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 43 trails. This route climbs 788 ft with a max elevation of 2,955 ft then descends -786 ft.
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22 Reviews & Comments

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Tony8tNr4i (May 19, 2022 at 13:57)
Still needs buckhorn cactus trimmed back ini multiple spots
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Ampfrog (Dec 2, 2021 at 0:01)
Trail Alma School
Hidden gem heading north from Latigo, fun chute right next to the parking lot.
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Ampfrog (Dec 2, 2021 at 0:01)
Trail Alma School
Hidden gem heading north from Latigo, fun chute right next to the parking lot.
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Kathrynh (Dec 9, 2020 at 19:03)
I agree that the eastern portion should be rated blue due to the exposure and chunky while climbing - I definitely would not tell a beginner to ride from Fraesfield TH to Dixileta
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ThatGuy-MTB (Apr 3, 2020 at 18:11)
You can make this trail as hard or as easy as you like. Balanced rock can be sessioned, both up and down, on either side and is fun to play around on with the bike. The rest of the trail is well groomed and an easy climb if riding North and a fun DH is riding south.
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RDeP (Jul 30, 2019 at 23:12)
This isn’t the fastest but it’s flowy. Watch out for cactus out of the corners. Not much pedaling hard here if you have your air pressure dialed. Check out our insta @averageriders
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RDeP (Jul 28, 2019 at 21:05)
Trail Latigo Trail
This is a great trail to start on and head towards granite mountain by going east. Take this To Turpentine for a nice ride around Granite Mountain! We have some footage for you on insta @averageriders
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RDeP (Jul 28, 2019 at 21:05)
Trail Latigo Trail
This is a great trail to start on and head towards granite mountain by going east. Take this To Turpentine for a nice ride around Granite Mountain! We have some footage for you on insta @averageriders
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RDeP (Jul 28, 2019 at 21:05)
Trail Latigo Trail
This is a great trail to start on and head towards granite mountain by going east. Take this To Turpentine for a nice ride around Granite Mountain! We have some footage for you on insta @averageriders
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RDeP (Jul 28, 2019 at 21:03)
Trail Chuckwagon
This is a fun trail if you are heading easy to west coming back from Balance Rock! It’s get flowy and watch for people coming the opposite way! Have some footage on our insta @averageriders
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RDeP (Jul 28, 2019 at 21:03)
Trail Chuckwagon
This is a fun trail if you are heading easy to west coming back from Balance Rock! It’s get flowy and watch for people coming the opposite way! Have some footage on our insta @averageriders
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RDeP (Jul 28, 2019 at 21:03)
Trail Chuckwagon
This is a fun trail if you are heading easy to west coming back from Balance Rock! It’s get flowy and watch for people coming the opposite way! Have some footage on our insta @averageriders
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RDeP (Jul 28, 2019 at 21:03)
Trail Chuckwagon
This is a fun trail if you are heading easy to west coming back from Balance Rock! It’s get flowy and watch for people coming the opposite way! Have some footage on our insta @averageriders
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RDeP (Jul 28, 2019 at 21:03)
Trail Chuckwagon
This is a fun trail if you are heading easy to west coming back from Balance Rock! It’s get flowy and watch for people coming the opposite way! Have some footage on our insta @averageriders
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Scooter1969 (Dec 23, 2018 at 7:53)
GREAT RIDE North To South (downhill) with lots of jumps. CAREFUL as lots of blind corners and riders also riding south to north. I would full approve this trail to be single direction as we had 4 "encounters" in single ride with fast moving downhillers and I love to ride this one down hill.
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STGDSS92 (Dec 18, 2018 at 16:50)
Great trail, some tight switchbacks with no room for error (unless you want to wipe out into a cholla) will make you keep your speed in check. Still pretty suitable for beginners, some of the most beautiful views come from this trail in my opinion.
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STGDSS92 (Dec 12, 2018 at 10:48)
Some rock gardens on the eastern portion of the trail when it rides along a mountain ridge. Also a very small creek crossing after recent heavy rains. I would give the eastern portion of it a more intermediate rating.
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Dcrighton (Sep 11, 2018 at 21:32)
Good fun as a downhill (North to South). Easy trail with fast section and a few slow corners chill out at cathedral rock to visit with other riders.
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Scooter1969 (Dec 19, 2016 at 23:01)
East to west is great climb
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Scooter1969 (Dec 19, 2016 at 22:57)
West to east is most fun!!!
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DrHog (Jan 30, 2015 at 21:50)
Great stuff--twisty and fairly smooth with gradual pitch. Can be ridden either direction. Cholla Mtn scenery is gorgeous.
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DrHog (Jan 30, 2015 at 21:49)
Great stuff--twisty and fairly smooth with gradual pitch. Can be ridden either direction. Cholla Mtn scenery is gorgeous.
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  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Ridelogs
    91
More Stats for BROWN'S RANCH EAST SIDE 18 MJS mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    1 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,579 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,725 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,726 ft
  • Grade max
    -10%
  • Grade min
    14.5%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    5 miles
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