Mondays in the McDowells Exercise Hike: Brown’s and Cone Mountain Loop

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 07:30
Dan Rothman -, 480-773-5197
Mark Miller -, 623-640-5375
B- LENGTH: 8.7 mi ELEV GAIN: 900 ft PACE: Fast (2.5-3.0 mph)

Meet at 7:30 am (start 7:35) at the BROWN’S RANCH TRAILHEAD, located at 31301 N. Alma School Parkway, about a mile and a half north of Dynamite Road  (go to for further directions). 

We’ll be climbing to the peak of Brown’s Mountain, from where there are excellent views of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve and points north, and circumventing the appropriately named Cone Mountain.   Although the trails emanating from Brown’s Ranch Trailhead are generally flat, the 500-foot ascent up Brown’s Mountain will catch your attention. 

Bring plenty of water, snacks, electrolytes and wear sturdy hiking boots.