Hike the Brown Mountain Trail

Brown Mountain Trailhead

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.

Pack List

  • If hiking during the day be sure to bring plenty of water
  • If at dusk, a headlight is a good idea, although this is a great hike to do under a full moon
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RT Distance 4.2 Miles
Elevation Gain 500 Feet
Activities Photography, Hiking
Skill Level Intermediate
Season Year Round
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Scenic

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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.


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