Brown Mountain Loop Trail

EASY 47 reviews

Brown Mountain Loop Trail is a 4.1 mile loop trail located near Tucson, Arizona and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and horses and is best used from October until April. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
767 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

no dogs

head west on E Speedway Blvd for 7.2 miles. Here Speedway becomes Gates Pass Blvd. Continue onto W Gates Pass Blvd for 4.8 miles. Turn right at Kinney Rd and follow for 2.4 miles. Turn into the Juan Santa Cruz Picnic Grounds, just before the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. The unmarked trailhead is at the southern-most tip of the parking area. (Lat:32.23923 Lon:-111.16606)

hiking
12 days ago

hiking
14 days ago

Unless you hike more than two times a month, this trail is not easy. It is poorly marked to start. We ascended the west flank from a rather hard to figure path. A large wash has to be crossed w/o signage. The trail is very rocky, with loose debris as you go. Not for tennis shoes or preteen or dogs. The views and Saguaro cacti are outstanding. When descending the east side, the colored rock is very cool looking but very difficult to proceed downhill. I agree that the trail should be traveled counterclockwise.

hiking
27 days ago

Nice ridge hike

2 months ago

Great trail. Beautiful views. Not very well marked in the valley section. We built a couple of cairns to try to help others out.

hiking
2 months ago

Good easy walk with great views of the towns below and landscape all around. Easy walk but good cardio in places.

hiking
2 months ago

Good easy walk with great views of the towns below and landscape all around. Easy walk but good cardio in places.

hiking
2 months ago

Good easy walk with great views of the towns below and landscape all around. Easy walk but good cardio in places.

hiking
2 months ago

Good easy walk with great views of the towns below and landscape all around. Easy walk but good cardio in places.

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Good easy walk with great views of the towns below and landscape all around. Easy walk but good cardio in places.

hiking
3 months ago

Good easy walk with great views of the towns below and landscape all around. Easy walk but good cardio in places.

hiking
3 months ago

Good hike, with views. It's easier going counter-clockwise.

hiking
4 months ago

4 months ago

Very enjoyable walk a great ridge climb followed by a good meandering stroll in the Leigh of the hill. Lots of birds too. We were walking in a group of 5 and all agreed that it was great to do the ridge first and then the valley. A great introduction to the landscape flora and fauna of the Sonoran desert.

geocaching
4 months ago

And hiking. I did a lot better then the first time I walked it. There were a lot of air sucking moments for me but loved the hike and lots of geocaches.

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

I agree that this is an easy trail. There's a restroom in the middle of it, which is nice. Saw no one, but it's not a trail that takes you 'away', as signs of civilization are all around you for most of it. Saw lots of hawks.
I recommend this for a quick and easy hike when you don't have much time. Good for beginners.

hiking
7 months ago

I don't have much to rate it against since it was my first hike. We hiked across the ridge from the picnic area to the north to the camp grounds to the south. My two year old rode in a back pack for the ride. I think he enjoyed it too. It wasn't too bad, a little rougher than I expected from other reviews. Very enjoyable and beautiful though.

hiking
Sunday, February 07, 2016