Brown Ranch Trail to Cone Mountain Trail

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Brown Ranch Trail to Cone Mountain Trail is a 3.8 mile loop trail located near Scottsdale, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
141 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

trail running

walking

wild flowers

1 month ago

Lots of trails to chose from. Great hiking.

hiking
1 month ago

Really nice alternative hike to Gateway or Tom's Thumb. Could be a new routine hike

1 month ago

Great hike! Nice trails with great views of the valley.

2 months ago

For an easy hike, it’s a beautiful one. Though driving through many neighborhoods to get to the trailhead, you feel like you’re much further out of town once you’re there. This trail is very well maintained. A lovely walk.

2 months ago

Love this hike!!

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Cone Mountain at sunrise is breathtaking. You really feel like you’ve driven much further out of town than you have with the solitude this area projects.

hiking
2 months ago

There is an entire trail system that leads through breathtaking scenery. We took that path that lead over the peak and down on the the side. Although the AllTrails map looks like the trail ends before it connects, no worries it connects. We went towards the evening and enjoyed the gorgeous colors when the sun started setting.

hiking
4 months ago

This beautiful hike is great for all hikers, beginners, and advanced. The main hike is flat and easy, but the preserve also has difficult hikes for the more adventurous. It also has tons of wildlife that you don't see as much in the main Phoenix area, such as Cactus wrens, vultures, snakes, tortoises, javelina, deer, and tarantulas.10/10 would hike again

hiking
6 months ago

An easy to moderate hike. Very enjoyable loop and perfect evening temperature.

mountain biking
7 months ago

A fun trail that winds and undulates around Cone Mt that you can link with Brown's Mt in a figure 8 pattern. It's not a moderate bike trail, it's easy, with lots of small ascents and descents. A pretty trail typifying the beauty of the area.

mountain biking
7 months ago

The loop they have on here is pretty crappy. For some real fun climb browns mountain from the north and descent from the south.

walking
8 months ago

Did this one yesterday. Well maintained trailhead, plenty of parking. We went in the afternoon...had a nice breeze the entire time, which helped with the heat. Saw a few walkers, and a few mtn bikers, but most people were off on other trails. Also got to see a very active honeybee hive in the base of a large rock around the south side, and witnessed a moving bee swarm when we got back to the trail head (a rare thing to see). Great day.

10 months ago

Nice variety of terrain part of a much bigger trail system of all challenges. Not as crowded as the rest of the mcdowell system of trails

hiking
10 months ago

wonderful! very scenic also!

mountain biking
10 months ago

walking
11 months ago

Beautiful easy walk/hike. Easily one of my favorites to do in this area. Slight rolling hills and zig zags between large saguaros. Just love it!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

nice circuit
good views
fun to share trail with horses

hiking
Sunday, October 09, 2016

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.

Friday, October 07, 2016

Great views that I didn't expect and nice trail. I too was attached by fly's and ants at the top.

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