Browns Hole Trail

HARD 4 reviews

Browns Hole Trail is a 10.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Huntsville, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until December. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

10.7 miles
1955 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly




horseback riding

nature trips



wild flowers


Brown's Hole is a back country trail that requires you to hike/horse ride from the Middle Fork Trail or Power Line Trail. It provides stunning views of Middle Fork Canyon, Shupe Canyon, and the Pineview Reservoir. Brown's Hole Trail is used primarily by horsemen and hikers. The story is Harvey Brown cut logs there in anticipation of transporting them to a sawmill. The area was so rugged he failed to get the logs out and was forced to abandon them.

8 months ago

This is one of those hikes where you will enjoy the journey more than the destination. Brown's Hole is just a muddy hole of brown gross water. However, there is so much to see on this trail. I suspect it would be brutally hot in the summer but the end of September was a perfect time to hike it. It follows the power lines the entire way and has two river crossings which were manageable. I saw moose, deer, beautiful fall leaves, and grouse and the views of the rock cliffs above and the river down below is wonderful. There are a few places to camp along trail and there are lots of Elder Berries along the trail that are now ripe.

horseback riding
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

so beautiful and well groomed trails. people always friendly and lots of wildlife..

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Set out for this trail with 2 great friends and brother. As you enter Brown's Hole the views are breath taking and cause one to pause to just take in what you are seeing. We spent a few hours on this hike and it was worth every minute. Signs of wildlife were every where and we didn't see a single person or horse on this hike. Be warned that at least 1 river crossing is required but the cross point is only about 8" to 12" deep and the river widens at the cross point so the flow is spread out. The day we hiked Browns Hole was in between rain storms so the river was running extra high. We happen to find a downed cottonwood tree up stream and was able to cross without getting wet. Can't wait to come back to this area and explore some more.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Hiked this one today with a group of friends. The views from the top were absolutely stunning - it was one of the moments where you're walking along the trail, glance to the side, and stop dead in your tracks. Definitely a place worth visiting. There is a small stream running down the canyon that provides fresh water if you have a filter, and a couple of very muddy ponds close to the path.