Browns Peak via Brown's Peak Trail

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2.4 mi
Distance
58 min
Time
terrain
1,859 ft
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Overview

This is a difficult one way trail to Browns Peak in Tonto National Forest.

From the trailhead, it is about 2.2 miles to the saddle. This part of the hike is dog-friendly and only rated as moderate.

From the saddle, only experienced hikers should continue to the peak as it is a steep ascent up a scree chute. It is not recommended to bring dogs on this part of the hike.

Getting Started

The drive to this trailhead is 18 miles of unpaved road if you come via Cline Cabin Road. The road is bumpy and frequented by 4x4 and other recreational vehicles. Parking at the trailhead is free.


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    2 years, 1 month ago
    We did this hike on 2/16/19 and the trailhead was open. This is an excellent hike with unique terrain compared to the surrounding areas, due to it's higher elevation. We took our dogs and so only hiked to the saddle and enjoyed views of the peak. It was chilly and a tiny bit of snow was falling.
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sethdwilde 4 years, 4 months ago
Brown's Peak Trail
Instead of climbing the scree chute, try going around the back side (the north) and coming up that way.
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ted.rowe.106 4 years ago
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Bob Good 4 years, 4 months ago
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