Brown Mountain Trail
ElevationAscent: 579' 177 m
Descent: -576' -176 m
High: 3,071' 936 m
Low: 2,650' 808 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 26% (15°)
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“A short looping tour of Brown Mountain with a technical descent.”— Chad Dailey
Starting at the trailhead, you climb up and get a view of the Gilbert Ray Campground Trail. From here, you'll encounter some ups and downs and a few more peaks with different views of the surrounding area including Saguaro National Park to the north.
When you finally get to the end of the ridge, you'll see Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. From here, you'll start heading down and come to a few intersections leading to the trailhead and picnic area just before the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.
The routes are not marked well, but the trail seems to be heavily used. Find the trail that heads back toward your original starting point and follow that on the relatively flat route that parallels Kinney Road back to the trailhead.
Land Manager: Pima County - Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation