Brown Mountain is a popular hiking destination in North Carolina. It’s one of the most accessible hikes, and it offers two different trails for hikers to choose from: a 2-mile round-trip hike or a 5.4-mile loop trail. The trails are well maintained with easy access points and gentle inclines that will leave you feeling refreshed after your trek up the mountain.
Brown Mountain Picnic Area also has bathrooms, water fountains, picnic tables, and grills available for use by visitors.
Safety information is important for hikers to know before setting out on their journey. The Mountains-to-Sea Trail website offers some safety tips that are helpful reminders, even if you aren’t planning a full hike across North Carolina’s entire trail system. It’s always best practice to bring plenty of water with you, snacks, sunscreen, safety gear like a flashlight or whistle in case of emergencies, and wear bright clothing so that you can be easily visible to others.
Brown Mountain is an amazing hike for beginners or those looking to explore another aspect of the mountains. You’ll find it easy with well-maintained trails and gentle inclines, so you can return feeling refreshed. Give us a call today if you want help planning your next hiking adventure!
Brown Mountain is a low-lying ridge, approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) long, in the Pisgah National Forest near Morganton, in western North Carolina, on the border of Burke and Caldwell Counties. Since at least the early 20th century, mysterious illuminations known as the Brown Mountain Lights have been seen there.
The greyish to brownish color is thus due to a mixture of all sorts of rocks and minerals that is covered by layers of eroded material of different grain sizes. This way, mountains appear to be of a single color when observed from a distance.
By Azwatchdog – Own work, CC BY 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5816262
Mesa, Arizona is blessed to be the home of so many amazing hiking trails you don’t want to miss out on! Here’s a short list of our favorites:
- Hawes Trail System Entrance
- Pass Mountain Trailhead
- Brown Mountain
- Merkle Trail
- Lone Mountain Trailhead
- Velda Rose Nature Trail
- Blevins Trail
- Maricopa Trail
- Wind Cave
All of these wonderful hiking areas are located just a short distance from our location at 1630 South Stapley Drive, Suite 212 in Mesa, Arizona! Stop by for a visit anytime!