Hike the Brown Mountain Trail

Brown Mountain Trailhead

Distance

4.2 Miles

Elevation Gain

500 Feet

Activities

Photography, Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

John Maurizi

Scenic

Ridge hike with great views of the Tucson Mountains! A perfect little hike at sunset.

I really enjoyed this hike. I recommend doing the hike as an out and back from the Kinney Road parking area. Also, the best time to hike is just before sunset. The hike is just over 4 miles total out and back with only about 500 feet of elevation gain. It has a climb at the beginning then rolls along a ridge with beautiful views of the Tucson Mountains.  Be prepared for the trail conditions. The trail is flanked sporadically with Jumping Cholla! This plant can definitely ruin your day. 

Directions: Head west on Speedway to Gates Pass. Turn right on Kinney Rd toward Gilbert Ray campground. The
trailhead is on the right with parking.

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Nice Dog Friendly Hike

Nice & easy dog friendly hike close to Tucson. The signs in the parking lot say they close the gates at dusk.

Distance

4.2 Miles

Elevation Gain

500 Feet

Activities

Photography, Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

John Maurizi

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