10.2 miles
Distance
637 ft
Climb
-639 ft
Descent
3,020 ft
High Point

Browns Ranch 16mile Loop.

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Browns Ranch 16mi Loop is a 10 mile popular intermediate route located near Scottsdale Arizona. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 5 trails. This route climbs 637 ft with a max elevation of 3,020 ft then descends -639 ft.
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7 Reviews & Comments

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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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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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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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Trails in Route

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  • Ridelogs
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More Stats for Browns Ranch 16mi Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -1 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,717 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,724 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,723 ft
  • Grade max
    -25.6%
  • Grade min
    24%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
Avg: 1.5 (2 votes)
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