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The address when you hit directions takes you to Brown's Ranch Trailhead. We found no sign anywhere for Pima Dynamite Trail. The description of Pima Dynamite sounds the same as the Brown's Ranch Trailhead. A steward on the trail told us that Pima Dynamite was likely the name 15 or 20 years ago. None the less, the trail and the preserve was beautiful. We did a hour and a half hike beginning on Brown's Ranch, to Upper Ranch and looped back to parking. There are maps on site.
Just did this hike, its pretty brutal the trail before prospect and then as soon as you get to the pavement on thompson peak you better be ready to hike, i pulled out a level app on my phone and your hiking a 30 degree incline for a few miles. well worth it . if your starting from the Gateway trail head allocate 6 hours for this hike round trip.