dogs on leash
We loved this hike! It offers a challenge as well as spectacular views! We climbed all the way to the top! My 9 yr old daughter wants to go back soon. It is dog friendly but I wouldn't recommend it as there are many cholla cactus and pieces on and along the trail.
Michael W. on Brown Ranch Trail to Cone Mountain ...
Great views that I didn't expect and nice trail. I too was attached by fly's and ants at the top.
We were going to just do Lost Dog Wash which is O/B, but after looking at the layout of trails decided to catch a little of all the trails -- Sunrise, Ringtail and it's highest point, Old Jeep, going to the top of Talliesin Ridge for the lookout, and back down Lost Dog Wash. That made for a nice hike. We've added Sunrise Trail to our list for the next time we're in the Phoenix area.
It was an amazing trail! About a mile walk from the parking lot to get to the actual trail though. Also, it's a littler harder than it seems, buy definitely doable! Good amounts of ups and downs. No traffic at all. We were the only people on the trail from 7-9am on a Saturday. Beautiful views, for sure.
Trail head has lots of Parking and nice bathroom area. They provide maps as well. Tons of different trails, but all are well marked. I went to the top of brown mountain and quickly came back down. There was 100 flies that attacked me at the top. Not sure if that was just a one time thing or all the time. Trail is easy up the mountain and only gets a little steep with .2 to go. I give it a 3 star because of the flies... I would do other mountains around though. It took me 18 minutes from the trailhead to the top. 1.5 miles up FYI