30301 North Alma School Parkway (on Alma School, approximately 1 mile north of Dynamite Boulevard). The new facility includes parking for 200 passenger vehicles, restrooms, shade ramadas, drinking water, and interpretive and directional signs. The trailhead also has an equestrian staging area with 24 horse trailer parking spaces, hitching rails, a water trough, and a shade ramada.
While the trailhead will be available for public use beginning on June 10th, we will continue to put on the finishing touches through the summer. A grand opening celebration is planned for October 19th, when cooler temperatures return.
The Brown’s Ranch Trailhead provides access to approximately 55 miles of new and rebuilt multi-use, non-motorized trails. These trails are part of the first phase of trail improvements in this area, and offer many opportunities for loop hikes and rides of various lengths, and provide access to popular destinations such as Brown’s Mountain Summit, Cathedral Rock, and Balanced Rock. Future phases of trail improvements will expand the trails system to the north and west of the Brown’s Ranch Trailhead.
NORTHERN PRESERVE TRAIL MAP
The trail map of the first phase is available at the Brown’s Ranch Trailhead free of charge, and can be viewed and downloaded here.
Specific gate opening and closing times can be found here.