Brown's Ranch Short Loop is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Scottsdale, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from September until May.

Length2.1 miElevation gain137 ftRoute typeLoop
HikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingViewswild-flowers
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david hill
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Mountain bikingGreat!

We did not stick to the loop trail but biked a couple trails in the park so this is a general opinion of this area. We are not aggressive bikers and we’re able to find trails easily for our skill levels. We had a great time and highly recommend this. We are not local and rented bikes through REI and they were awesome. Trails are well marked and maps are available at trail head that are accurate. We will be back

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Doug Saunders
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Todd Salter
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HikingGreat!

Good choice for a short relatively flat hike in the desert with close-up views of nearby mountains. Lots of bikers - all super polite.

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Chantal ODriscoll
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Hiking

Easy two miles, Great if out of shape or with child to see saguaros and nice mountain views. Many mountain bikers and dogs. Soft sandy trail.

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Phil Hoover
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Steven Sacia
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Hiking

Great views and plenty of options for exploring. Can be crowded at times.

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Westen W
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Hiking

Cool, short, rolling loop — great for a quick hit. Nice views of Brown’s and Cone mountains.

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Frank Mineo
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Hiking

Tough. I couldn’t hang

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Bill Pennock
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Hiking

Very nice short morning stroll with nice repeated elevation change.

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Sherri Porter
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Hiking

hot!

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Laurie Sandman
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HikingRocky

Did summit trail up to scenic overlook and then came around and did part of Cone Mtn loop to add some distance. Beautiful breeze during entire hike Love this hiking area because of so many hiking possibilities

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Laurel Hamilton
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HikingNo shade

Nice views, passed horseback riders, mountain bikers, snakes. Kid and dog friendly. My daughter found a painted rock. Lots of traffic and no shade.

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Greg Costanzo
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HikingNo shade

Awesome reptilian wildlife along the trail. please respect their space!

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Lisa Uttecht
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HikingNo shade

Busy on a Saturday morning!

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P Tharp
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WalkingNo shade

Great, easy trail. Is not named Short Loop, but the guide at the park directed us. Lots of cholla close to the trail, so watch your dogs.

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Meilin Potter
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Hiking

This was a lovely little walk. I was visiting with my 65 yr old parents and 5 month baby so needed something easy but not boring and this was perfect! Lovely trail and great views.

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Don Cooper
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HikingNo shadeRocky

Great easy trail with wonderful views of the summit. Have to watch out for mountain bikers as there seems to be very good trails here at this part of the preserve for them but plenty of room for everyone. The easy rating is perfect for this short loop hike.

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Melissa Christianson
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Hiking

Nice, scenic hike. Good loose gravel path. Some gradual ups and downs. Not tiring at all. Views all around. There are signs pointing to various trails but not this one. Recommend using the tracking in this app so you can keep on the proper route. Large parking area, restrooms are available at the trailhead.

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Laura Ellis
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Azgryl Azgryl
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Yuki Yasaka
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Britt Olenicm
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David Krassner
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Eva Kabrich
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Kevin Bousema
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Kim Foley
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Scenic driving
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Marcia Dalton
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David Bierman
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Audrey Cosper
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