Brown Mountain - Trail, Tucson, Arizona

Brown Mountain - Trail, Tucson, Arizona

DESCRIPTION

The stuff across from Parking area K-16 is pretty tame. Don't be fooled. From the picnic area beside the Desert Museum, the trail drops into a wash and starts climbing. Many tight swithcbacks to test your skill. You will follow the ridge line of Brown Mountain and drop into a small saddle. From there, you will start a really long, technical ascent to the top of Brown Mountain. Many cactus to be aware of. Once you reach the top of Brown Mountain, you have a small chance to spin/recover as you follow it's crest and then you start down the back side. Here is where it get's really technical and takes a bit of advanced skill. The nice part of this trail are it's many switchbacks/drop ins. The last mile or so is babies heads . . . lots of em. I put advanced trail despite the ease of the fire roads on Orcutt trail. Brown Mountain will require some good bike handling skills.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jun 16, 2010]
cain smith
Weekend Warrior

trails were ok, I have equal or greater trails at my house. the trails were not the problem i spent more money paying for the tickets i got than i did the whole weekend. brown mtn atv park is am intraptment. no one works their you have to figure everything out by reading signs, you cant do anything right. the rangers are out to get you. everythings a 100$ fine

Customer Service

go somewhere else

Similar Products Used:

your back yard

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[Jul 26, 2007]
alphakappa3
Weekend Warrior

Trail is most ridable from North to South, although kinda short (about 5.5 miles if you park at the south end and ride Kinney Rd to the north end to make a loop.) There are some technical sections of climbing and the south end is technical even as a descent. I not suggest a hardtail, although I'm sure it is do-able.

Customer Service

Park in the first pullout of McCain Loop Rd, ride Kinney Rd to the Juan Santa Cruz Picnic Area and go through the wash at the end of the looping road. Go through wash, a few hundred yards, go right and begin climb. If you dont gain elevation, you missed your turn.

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3
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4
[Feb 13, 2006]
CO_dirt
Cross Country Rider

Just wanted to bring this review up to date. Just rode the trail this weekend and the Brown Mtn trail has had some trail work. A number of steps have been installed and wash-out sections have been built up. It seems the trail bed has been recut as well in many spots. It doesn't make the ride 'easier' but you are able to ride a few more sections. Check it out, bring some water.

Customer Service

Ride it N to S then S to N next time.

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3
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4
[Jun 10, 2000]
Dan

This is a great trail for the rider that wants to really challenge their technical climbing and descending skills. The loose descent includes a couple of stair-stepped switch backs that will really test your faith. The initial climb will challenge your traction most of the way up and let you soak up some incredible vistas of the Arizona-Sonoran Desert (if you dare to pry your eyes from the trail!). Added to some other trails for variety and distance, Brown Mtn. is one of the finest technical trails on the west side of town.

Customer Service

The description is very detailed and accurate. A good map will always help, as well as add some creativity to your ride. I like to link Brown Mtn. with the Prospector and Ironwood trails to the south. There is some wonderful desert singletrack to get warmed up on. I recommend a good warm-up, hitting the base cold will make for a miserable ride. What Brown Mtn. lacks in volume it makes up for in intensity.

Similar Products Used:

Prospector and Ironwood trails, Golden Gate trail.

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4
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