14.5 miles
Distance
666 ft
Climb
-690 ft
Descent
2,977 ft
High Point

Loop from Brown's Ranch trailhead McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Detailed Description
Brown's Ranch Loop 101 is a 14 mile moderately popular easy route located near Scottsdale Arizona. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 25 trails. This route climbs 666 ft with a max elevation of 2,977 ft then descends -690 ft.
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10 Reviews & Comments

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Ampfrog (Oct 29, 2021 at 2:58)
Trail Corral Trail
If you want to have fun, ride this segment of the trail westbound (not as shown in elevation chart). All downhill, lots of bumps to get air off of, rarely see anyone else out on this trail. Cruising up the east portion from Brown's Road is not bad (www.trailforks.com/trails/corral-trail-15261), just spin for a few minutes to the start of this section, it's worth it.

Linking this into Buckshot is also very fun!
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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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ThatGuy-MTB (Apr 3, 2020 at 17:58)
Easy entrance trail that links to many of the trails in this system. Can get pretty congested here so check your speed for sure.
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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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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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Scooter1969 (Dec 19, 2016 at 23:01)
East to west is great climb
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Scooter1969 (Dec 19, 2016 at 22:44)
Great ride!!!!
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Scooter1969 (Dec 19, 2016 at 22:44)
Great ride!!!!
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DrHog (Nov 29, 2014 at 21:08)
This is a gorgeous trail, and pretty easy for beginners and kids.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    122
More Stats for Brown's Ranch Loop 101 mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    2,661 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,724 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,700 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -37.5%
  • Grade min
    14.5%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    4 miles
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