Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Brown’s Ranch Trailhead Day Hike
when Trip Report : July 8, 2021
  Trip Report : February 4, 2017
where McDowell Sonoran Preserve
the hike     Neil Dennis will lead this hike along a mostly flat or rolling course which begins on Brown’s Ranch Road to Maverick Trail to Cholla Mountain Trail, where we will reach an interesting group of boulders known as The Amphitheater. We will take a break here in the shade while taking a few photos. By taking a different route back, we’ll complete the lollipop and rejoin Brown’s Ranch Road to the trailhead.
    The relatively new trails in the Preserve are popular with hikers and bikers, but early morning on a weekday we should have minimal traffic.
    Even with our photo break, the plan is to return to the cars’ AC by 8:00-ish.
distance 4 miles
time 2 hours
type lollipop loop
starting at Brown’s Ranch Trailhead     30301 N Alma School Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ 85262
on trail 100% — Brown’s Ranch Road, Maverick Trail, Cholla Mountain Trail
rating "C"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs allowed no
cost Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Scottsdale
meet 6:00 AM at Brown’s Ranch Trailhead.
•  Take the 101 loop to the Pima Road exit.
Go north on Pima Road.
Turn right and go east on Dynamite Road.
Turn left and go north on Alma School Parkway.
Brown’s Ranch Trailhead is straight ahead. Restrooms are available.

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