Brown Mountain–Rocky Mountain Run Lariat Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Enjoy a hike across two mountain peaks, dropping down to cross the park’s largest stream. Hikes through this portion of the park not only offer extraordinary views but also provide glimpses into the park’s geological past. Along Brown Mountain, sandstone is embedded with 500-million-year-old fossil worm holes. Below Brown Mountain, fire engulfed the area in 1986, and today’s hikers have the opportunity to observe firsthand just how quickly nature can regenerate herself. Carry plenty of water, especially in summer.
The trail begins in a relatively open and dry site in the midst of a field of raspberries and begins to descend almost immediately.Within 0.7 mile you encounter the first cement post.Aluminum bands herald the return of the Rocky Mountain
Run Trail from the left, but you remain on the Brown Mountain Trail, going right."