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Brown Mountain

Intermediate
 4.0 (24)

A fun, flowy singletrack that skirts the edge of a cliff side, with great views of the mountains.


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Map Key

2.8

Miles

4.6

KM

Singletrack

2,909' 887 m

High

2,390' 729 m

Low

647' 197 m

Up

129' 39 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Description

Again, this trail could technically be considered green/blue beginner/intermediate, but the average rider would consider this intermediate, so I account for the average.

The first part of this out-and-back is steep, but soon it turns into a relatively level, flowing, singletrack with fun little depressions and whoops to jump and play on. Eventually it climbs again then dead-ends on a high plateau with a great view in both directions. The ride down is fun, but keep an eye out and make some noise for the potential oncoming traffic.

Back at Saddle Junction, head downhill and left/east on fern Truck Trail for either El Prieto Trail or Millard Canyon Rd.

Contacts

Shared By:

Dave Gregg with improvements by John May

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 24 votes

#2

in Arroyo Seco

#1295

Overall
  4.0 from 24 votes
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4 Star
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3 Star
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Trail Rankings

#2

in Arroyo Seco

#102

in California

#1,295

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5,850 Since Feb 16, 2014
Intermediate

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Photos

At Fern and Brown Trail junction flat spot.
Sep 25, 2016 near La Caña…, CA
Why is Brown Mountain so good?
Jul 3, 2018 near La Caña…, CA
At the top before going down El Prieto.
Jul 24, 2021 near La Caña…, CA
Brown Mountain Rd to El Prieto Trail
Jul 5, 2020 near La Caña…, CA
Junction of Ken Burton and Brown Mt Rd
Jul 5, 2020 near La Caña…, CA
Non-stop from the top of Brown Mountain to the bottom of El Prieto.
Dec 14, 2015 near La Caña…, CA

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Aug 21, 2021
Josh Nuni
Brutal climb up from JPL, but the ride down is quite the reward. The Brown Mountain route here done in reverse as a descent is great, flowy fun. 14mi — 2h 25m
Aug 16, 2020
Mike Tan
Nice climb, then flowy descent if combined with El Pietro's downhill singletrack. 14mi
Sep 15, 2019
Moco Mono
Great climb up. A little loose in some parts. Use a bell to warn riders and hikers going up! Saved me on several occasions. Very crowded on weekends. 14.5mi
Sep 2, 2018
Kyle Chin
Aug 25, 2018
Kyle Chin
Jul 1, 2018
Den Dn
Mar 5, 2018
J P
Feb 4, 2018
Tim Sauyan
9.4mi — 2h 18m