11.7 miles
Distance
719 ft
Climb
-674 ft
Descent
3,019 ft
High Point

browns ranch trail with 25 miles

Detailed Description
Browns Ranch 12 miles is a 12 mile popular intermediate route located near Scottsdale Arizona. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 15 trails. This route climbs 719 ft with a max elevation of 3,019 ft then descends -674 ft.
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22 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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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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micjabe (Nov 12, 2020 at 6:15)
Great trail. No technical sections. A lot of flow and great views
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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 22:34)
Sandy and uphill west to east
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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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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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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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  • Difficulty rating
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More Stats for Browns Ranch 12 miles mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    44 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,653 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,721 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,766 ft
  • Grade
    0.1%
  • Grade max
    -17.3%
  • Grade min
    16.7%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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