Brown Mountain Trail

Tucson, Arizona

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An easy hike in Tucson Mountain Park along the top of a desert ridge with 50-mile views. Special Considerations: During the hot summer months, plan to hike early in the day and carry plenty of water. Head south toward the east end of Brown Mountain, staying right at two unsigned trail junctions. After the second junction, the trail turns sharply northwest and starts to climb the east slopes of Brown Mountain. As you climb, the views expand. Visible to the southeast, at the foot of the mountain, is the Brown Mountain Picnic Area, and beyond it, Gilbert Ray Campground. Once on the ridge crest, the trail more or less follows the crest northwest. There is a great variety of saguaros along the trail, including a number of young saguaros only about 5 or 6 feet tall.
A FalconGuide to Saguaro National Park & the Santa Catalina Mountains

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A FalconGuide to Saguaro National Park & the Santa Catalina Mountains

by Bruce Grubbs (Falcon Guides)

An easy hike in Tucson Mountain Park along the top of a desert ridge with 50-mile views. Special Considerations: During the hot summer months, plan to hike early in the day and carry plenty of water.

Head south toward the east end of Brown Mountain, staying right at two unsigned trail junctions. After the second junction, the trail turns sharply northwest and starts to climb the east slopes of Brown Mountain. As you climb, the views expand. Visible to the southeast, at the foot of the mountain, is the Brown Mountain Picnic Area, and beyond it, Gilbert Ray Campground. Once on the ridge crest, the trail more or less follows the crest northwest. There is a great variety of saguaros along the trail, including a number of young saguaros only about 5 or 6 feet tall.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Tucson
Distance: 2.8
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Local Contacts: Saguaro National Park
Local Maps: Saguaro National Park National Geographic
Driving Directions: Directions to Brown Mountain Trail

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May 2018