|when||Trip Report : December 14, 2019|
|Trip Report : November 10, 2013|
|where||McDowell Sonoran Preserve, Scottsdale|
This hike was last done by the club in November, 2013, so it’s about time for
a revisit. This hike will be a double-loop around both Brown’s Mountain and
From the Brown’s Ranch Trailhead we’ll hike the Upper Ranch Trail and link up with the Wrangler Trail and then the Brown’s Mountain Trail. At the halfway point on the Brown’s Mountain Trail we’ll take a short 0.2-mile spur trail to the peak (3,253 feet.).
We’ll then complete the Brown’s Mountain. Trail, before linking up with the top half of the Upper Ranch Trail. Next, we’ll link up with the Cone Mountain Trail, the Hackamore Trail and the Rustler Trail to complete the loop around Cone Mountain. The Rustler Trail will then link us back up with the Upper Ranch Trail for the return hike back to the trailhead.
Somewhere near the halfway point of the hike we’ll stop for a lunch break.
• Sturdy hiking boots
• At least 3 liters of water
• Hat, sunblock, sunglasses
• Hiking Sticks
• Lunch or snacks
|distance||7.5 miles round trip|
|EC||+-800' elevation change|
|elevations||2710' (Brown’s Ranch Trailhead) to 3,253' Brown’s Mountain Summit.|
|type||Double Loop with a Tail|
|on trail||100% — Browns Mountain and Cone Mountain Trails|
|rating||"C" Rate yourself as a hiker.|
|cost||Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
|meet||8:00 AM at Brown’s Ranch Trailhead.|
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