Brown Canyon Trail

MODERATE 32 reviews
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Brown Canyon Trail is a 5.1 mile loop trail located near Hereford, Arizona 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
5.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
764 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

28 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

2.5 hours, just over 5.3 miles, 784 feet elevation gain. Starting from Brown Canyon Ranch house, between the windmill and the modular bathroom is where this trail starts. Fairly easy going for the first mile. The trail forks to the right and to the left. The left trail seems to be utilized by mountain bikers. Keep to the right. and follow the black poly pipe. At the apex of the trail there seems to be some old 'gazebo' and a concrete water trough. Had water in it along with other water bugs and algae. There is a larger 'dirt road' that's actually brown canyon road that will take you back around. It's littered with quartz crystal mine tailings for a good mile. This trail is high enough where you can get another aerial look at the aerostat blimp. As you get closer to Ramsey canyon theres a point of the trail that gets really rough near some houses. It looks as if the road was re-routed through private property and the public road / trail was eroded very badly. It appeared as if there were some attempts at either controlling the erosion or keeping vehicles off the road. Keep straight, the bad section is maybe 200' Eventually this stretch turns to sandy road and not to long after that you will hit Ramsey Canyon pavement where you walk back down to the Ranch house maybe a mile away.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

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3 months ago

4 months ago

I hiked this trail twice. It's a beautiful change to see the lovely trees and great vistas. I would recommend starting at the Brown Canyon Ranch and hiking up to where the trail intersects 3 other trails (about 2.5 miles) and then down again. Much more scenic than completing the loop.

hiking
6 months ago

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

walking
8 months ago

I went out at daybreak today.I really enjoyed this walk,my first in the area.My only complaint was the trails are not well marked,but used the GPS to get back on track.Nice climb..did it in just over 2 hours.

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

mountain biking
11 months ago

hiking
Saturday, June 11, 2016

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Monday, May 09, 2016

amazing trail for the dogs only complaint is there is no markers for the trail splits....amazing scenery!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Great trail. Loved the scenery, and the trail wasn't too hard for the kids (9 and 10). Only complaint is that the trail markers don't give any distance and the early trail split isn't marked.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

hiking
Sunday, April 10, 2016

Great trail- sunny and exposed during the first part but then it becomes more shady when you get into the woods. Dog friendly which we enjoyed. FYI- The last part is spent walking on the road back to the parking lot