25.0 miles
Distance
1,379 ft
Climb
-1,236 ft
Descent
2,999 ft
High Point

Look, I might ride a singlespeed - but I'm not exactly the best at it. I set about to create a loop that was long enough to be challenging ... but also 100 percent rideable for a meatball like me. Mission accomplished. You follow this route, and you will have a superb amount of fun on your SS. Sure, you can ride any bike on this route and have a blast. But something about a single really ramps the fun factor up. Give it a try - you'll thank me

Detailed Description
Brown's Ranch Singlespeed Loop is a 25 mile popular easy route located near Scottsdale Arizona. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 45 trails. This route climbs 1,379 ft with a max elevation of 2,999 ft then descends -1,236 ft.
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39 Reviews & Comments

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Ampfrog (Oct 29, 2021 at 3:07)
Yep, skip the east half, ride from Connector to Brown's Rd, so much fun! If not busy (think weekday evenings), 20+ mph plus jumps (gaps if you have enough speed/technique), with a couple short steep bits towards the end to keep you honest.
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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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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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robertellisw (Mar 15, 2021 at 5:34)
Green. Not blue.
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ThatGuy-MTB (Apr 3, 2020 at 18:13)
I agree with dcrighton. The first half is an uphill climb but the western section is a fantastic roller coaster trail where you can open up and have fun.
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ThatGuy-MTB (Apr 3, 2020 at 18:10)
Easy trail that connects granite mountain loop to balanced rock. Well maintained as easy to ride.
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ThatGuy-MTB (Apr 3, 2020 at 18:09)
Riding North to South there is a somewhat short uphill section that leads into a great DH section where you can really open the bike up. There are many blind corners though so be sure to call out as you near them to avoid hitting someone coming south to north. There are some small mounds that you can utilize as jumps on the trail as well. Overall it is a well groomed trail that allows you to enjoy the desert whipping by you.
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ThatGuy-MTB (Apr 3, 2020 at 18:09)
Riding North to South there is a somewhat short uphill section that leads into a great DH section where you can really open the bike up. There are many blind corners though so be sure to call out as you near them to avoid hitting someone coming south to north. There are some small mounds that you can utilize as jumps on the trail as well. Overall it is a well groomed trail that allows you to enjoy the desert whipping by you.
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ThatGuy-MTB (Apr 3, 2020 at 18:09)
Riding North to South there is a somewhat short uphill section that leads into a great DH section where you can really open the bike up. There are many blind corners though so be sure to call out as you near them to avoid hitting someone coming south to north. There are some small mounds that you can utilize as jumps on the trail as well. Overall it is a well groomed trail that allows you to enjoy the desert whipping by you.
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Ampfrog (Mar 31, 2022 at 4:08)
Note: Riding CW is definitely easier than CCW. However, definitely not "downhill". Still XC, but a fun cruise! And yes, keep an eye out for those mini-air rollers.
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Ampfrog (Mar 31, 2022 at 4:08)
Note: Riding CW is definitely easier than CCW. However, definitely not "downhill". Still XC, but a fun cruise! And yes, keep an eye out for those mini-air rollers.
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Ampfrog (Mar 31, 2022 at 4:08)
Note: Riding CW is definitely easier than CCW. However, definitely not "downhill". Still XC, but a fun cruise! And yes, keep an eye out for those mini-air rollers.
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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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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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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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instawilliambadas (Mar 23, 2019 at 15:15)
The snakes are definitely awake and out and about. My mom ran over a rattler today on this portion of the trail
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STGDSS92 (Feb 11, 2019 at 16:59)
Wouldn't call this a blue trail..parts of cholla loop are harder than the "spicy" parts of granite mtn loop.... still really fun and flowy. Lots of photo ops, the overlook is amazing.
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STGDSS92 (Feb 11, 2019 at 16:59)
Wouldn't call this a blue trail..parts of cholla loop are harder than the "spicy" parts of granite mtn loop.... still really fun and flowy. Lots of photo ops, the overlook is amazing.
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STGDSS92 (Feb 11, 2019 at 16:59)
Wouldn't call this a blue trail..parts of cholla loop are harder than the "spicy" parts of granite mtn loop.... still really fun and flowy. Lots of photo ops, the overlook is amazing.
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Ampfrog (Mar 31, 2022 at 4:05)
Not sure what trail you were on, there is nothing around the entire Cholla loop that is as "spicy" as the Granite Mtn Loop. Granite has switchbacks with rocks to say the least, Cholla is beginner all around unless you know the B-lines for harder challenges. Did you end up in the Diablo areas north of Cholla?
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Ampfrog (Mar 31, 2022 at 4:05)
Not sure what trail you were on, there is nothing around the entire Cholla loop that is as "spicy" as the Granite Mtn Loop. Granite has switchbacks with rocks to say the least, Cholla is beginner all around unless you know the B-lines for harder challenges. Did you end up in the Diablo areas north of Cholla?
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Ampfrog (Mar 31, 2022 at 4:05)
Not sure what trail you were on, there is nothing around the entire Cholla loop that is as "spicy" as the Granite Mtn Loop. Granite has switchbacks with rocks to say the least, Cholla is beginner all around unless you know the B-lines for harder challenges. Did you end up in the Diablo areas north of Cholla?
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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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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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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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Dcrighton (Sep 11, 2018 at 21:22)
Best if ridden east to west. Also the western half is tons of fun an can be taken at pretty high speeds. I like to go around granite mountain then down the west side of Cholla mountain and finish with the second half of Maverick to get to the parking lot.
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bmcmahan (Nov 28, 2017 at 18:05)
Fun easy ride, my 5 year old daughter loved riding down this.
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Tanman34 (Nov 12, 2017 at 11:50)
Best ridden from road down to wash. Super fast and fun downhill
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Tanman34 (Nov 12, 2017 at 11:50)
Best ridden from road down to wash. Super fast and fun downhill
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Scooter1969 (Dec 19, 2016 at 22:34)
Sandy and uphill west to east
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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 21:50)
Great stuff--twisty and fairly smooth with gradual pitch. Can be ridden either direction. Cholla Mtn scenery is gorgeous.
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DrHog (Nov 29, 2014 at 21:19)
Fun trail, suitable for beginners, some sandy spots but very few rocks.
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DrHog (Nov 29, 2014 at 21:19)
Fun trail, suitable for beginners, some sandy spots but very few rocks.
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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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DrHog (Nov 29, 2014 at 21:08)
This is a gorgeous trail, and pretty easy for beginners and kids.
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DrHog (Nov 29, 2014 at 21:07)
This is a gorgeous trail, and pretty easy for beginners and kids.
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DrHog (Nov 29, 2014 at 21:07)
This is a gorgeous trail, and pretty easy for beginners and kids.
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DrHog (Nov 29, 2014 at 21:07)
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
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    216
More Stats for Brown's Ranch Singlespeed Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    2,457 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,457 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,602 ft
  • Grade
    0.1%
  • Grade max
    -17.3%
  • Grade min
    14.9%
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    6 miles
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