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Brown Canyon Trail is a 5.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Hereford, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 5.3 miles Elevation Gain: 708 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

running

views

wild flowers

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rocky
19 days ago

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rocky
scramble
24 days ago

Nice trail. Plenty of shade, many interesting unmarked trails.

hiking
2 months ago

Recommend for cycling. Good climb in early morning shade.

hiking
2 months ago

We hiked 2.5 miles out and back carrying our daughter in a hiking backpack. It was a pretty easy trail and had lots of shade, which was great for having our daughter with us.

2 months ago

The walk to the farm house is kinda boring though you get close to see the big flying "goldfish" the military uses. There is a harder little side trail not marked called Ramsey Road which leads into Brown Canyon trail. It's clearly marked on your way off the Brown Canyin Trail but not towards. The trail is pretty with parts shaded and others sunny. Very dog friendly in terms of leashed dogs and the trails itself a dog can do. The farm house is pretty and you're able to see inside, the signs prompt you how to get in to take a look. When there is snow run off the many small creeks are gorgeous with some water looking as if it's coming from inside the rock. There is some fun mining equipment to see here and there. As you come to the end of the trail you can continue to Miller Peak Canyon or turn around and go 1 of 2 ways. The left is Brown Canyon which is way prettier to go back through. The path to the right takes up and and down a path that weaves the backside of the mountain leading to some houses and then the main road. Make sure to go left and about a mile down the main road is back to where the parking is. Have fun, wouldn't call this trail hard though. Definitely moderate but not hard

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail for a beginner. If you want more excitement you can always take a side excursion up a mountain.

2 months ago

4-9-20 This is a very popular trail for hiker, bikers, equestrians, so be forewarned. Water is still running in the drainages. Explore some of the unmarked sidetrails to explore hidden waterfalls or abandoned homesteads. Hike a half-mile into the wilderness for some unique rock formations and falls. I have encountered koatimundi and turkeys here.

hiking
3 months ago

Completed this hike this morning 3/28/20. Was just at 5 miles round trip from the parking lot. Took about 2 hours. Lots of bicyclists on the asphalt road and a few hikers on the path. Gorgeous scenery and very moderate. Saw folks of all age groups. It'd be a great trail to run!

hiking
3 months ago

Really lovely hike! Shaded, easy to follow. Will definitely do again! Recommend to everyone! Also, dog friendly :)

hiking
3 months ago

The trail follows various intermittent streams as you travel up the canyon and around to Ramsey road (if you start from the ranch house). Shaded most of the way. This is an easy trail and would make an awesome running trail!

hiking
3 months ago

I liked this trail. Lots of friendly people passing by. Will do it again.

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rocky
3 months ago

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muddy
off trail
rocky
3 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful, lots of shade trees, many rest areas, dog friendly. Will hike many times

hiking
6 months ago

Parts of the trail were pretty. Not my favorite because at least 1/3 of the trail is on dirt and tar roads.

7 months ago

Great hike. You end on the road the last quarter of the hike. Trail was awesome. You can run most of it.

hiking
7 months ago

Agree with C. Henney Beautiful through the canyons but the half mile on a PAVED STREET I can do without.

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rocky
7 months ago

Great dog friendly trail! Quite a few mountain bikers the afternoon we hiked the trail- a very courteous group! Scenic drive to the trailhead.

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8 months ago

super spot for astronomy but confusing for a first time visitor. it is very dry as expected. ran into a lot of runners but didnt see a lot of hikers as expected. Bring boots and long sleeves.

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bugs
9 months ago

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bugs
10 months ago

Nice trials and eventually was shaded. Fortunately, we had a nice overcast today. The gnats were annoying when we approached water but tolerable. Found a lot of fresh scat on the trail. We kept going after the halfway point when your suppose to continue on the Brown Canyon trial/loop. We took the Hamburg trail cross over the creek then dropped into the Ramsey preserve trial. The ranch was 2 miles or so from the preserve parking lot. Overall the loop we did was just over 9 miles and pleasant.

hiking
10 months ago

Nicely shaded, pretty easy and flat. Looks like a lot of fun for the mountain bikers!

hiking
11 months ago

This made for a fun morning hike. It's shaded for a good portion, but you'll be in the sun a while too. The last part of the loop is just walking along a dusty road, but the rest of the hike is quite scenic.

I took a stroller on the hike bad idea should have used my carrier.

recorded Brown Canyon Trail

hiking
Sat May 11 2019

Don’t park at the road where all the other cars are parked. Drive through the dirt road to the house and their are more trials to pick from.

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rocky
Thu May 02 2019

Fri Apr 26 2019

wonderful trail to start your day! This was my wife's 1st ever trail hike. It got a little long and a little effort had to be given, but she made it through. Both of us enjoy the sights and sounds. Met a few folks on the trail and had short great conv conversations. Trail was not busy at all. Was lucky enough to come up and watch a small herd of deer meander through.

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