BROWN’S RANCH

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URGENT NOTICE IN LIGHT OF COVID-19 AND GUIDANCE FROM LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCIES, THE MCDOWELL SONORAN CONSERVANCY CONTINUES TO SUSPEND PUBLIC ACTIVITIES THAT REQUIRE THE GATHERING OF GROUPS OF PEOPLE OR CLOSE PERSONAL CONTACT UNTIL GUIDANCE ALLOWS FOR RESUMPTION OF THOSE ACTIVITIES. FOR AS LONG AS NECESSARY, THE CONSERVANCY, ITS STAFF, AND STEWARDS WILL CONTINUE WITH MUCH OF THEIR WORK WHILE MAINTAINING A SAFE WORKING ENVIRONMENT.

BROWN’S RANCH TRAILHEAD
30301 N. Alma School Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85262

Directions
Located approximately 1.25 miles north of the intersection of Alma School Road and Dynamite Boulevard.

Overview
This trailhead features interpretive exhibits about the human history of the Preserve and serves as the major access point to the vast network of trails in the area. It provides access to such unique destinations as Granite Mountain, Cholla Mountain, Brown’s Mountain, Balanced Rock and Cathedral Rock.

Landscape
Wide variety of trails for Hiking, Biking and Equestrians. Crushed granite terrain with generally smooth, rolling trails and historic ranching era artifacts.

Amenities

Parking, restrooms, shade ramadas, interpretive signage, water, horse trailer parking, hitching rails, water trough, accessible Jane Rau Interpretive Nature Trail.

Wild flowers near Cone Mountain

Volcanic tuff

Balancing the rock

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