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Brown's Ranch - Fellowship Adventures Hike


Jan 09

9:00 am


Jan 09

1:00 pm

Event Description:


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Safe distancing will be practiced, and face masks will be needed while gathering. Please do not attend if you have experienced COVID-19 symptoms within the last 2 weeks.   Refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Provision (CDC) site for information about symptoms.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we all work together to minimize the impacts and spread of COVID-19.


  • Where - Brown's Ranch Trailhead
  • When - 9:00 AM Saturday, January 9th
  • Location - Brown's Ranch (map)
  • Travel time - 40 minutes from Calvary's central campus
  • Carpool - Departs Calvary central campus at 8 AM 
  • Cost - None


Brown's Ranch, part of Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve trail system.  Undulating well-groomed single and double-track trails, alternating between hard-packed and sandy surfaces, allows for great views among abounding desert cactus. The Brown's Ranch trailhead is just 35 minutes from Calvary's central campus. 


Groups will start hiking at 9:00 AM and everyone should be done by 1:00 PM. Please plan to be at the registration tables by 8:30 AM to be assigned to your group so we can start hiking on time. 

New to Fellowship Adventures?

Please review the Things to Know information.  

If this is your first hike with us, we highly recommend registering for one level below the level you think fits your ability.  Also, please remember to eat before you come so you will have energy to hike. 


Drive north on I-17, then east on 101. After 11 miles, take exit 34 and go north (left) on Scottsdale Rd. for 6 miles.  At Dynamite Blvd, turn east (right) and go 5 miles to Alma School Pkwy; turn left (north). Go 1 mile to the park entrance. Look for Fellowship Adventures signs.

To get directions from Calvary Community Church, click here


There is plenty of parking in the immediate event staging area, but we encourage carpooling.  You can sign up for carpooling during the registration process.  For details on how carpooling works, see the Carpooling section of the "Things to Know" page.

Carpools will meet at Calvary central campus (west side by the mail boxes) – last carpool leaves at 8:00 AM.

Park entrance fee: 



This hike will include 4 levels of hiking.  You will sign up for a level when registering.  The levels are listed below, or see levels of difficulty for more details.

Roadrunners – For the serious, go-fast hiker who desires the challenge of speed and distance (7 to 10 miles) and prefers to race past the sagebrush rather than smell it!

Coyotes – For the recreational hiker who desires energetic physical activity (4 to 7 miles) and the opportunity to stop and smell the sagebrush.

Prairie Dogs – For the casual hiker and families who want to get some exercise (about 3 miles) but will stop to enjoy the view and rest as they hike.

Geckos – For the person or family new to hiking or just coming back from a long time away.  They will do about 2 miles of relatively flat trail.


Children are more then welcome to join this event, but please read the Children section of the "Things to Know" page before you come. 

        Roadrunners - minimum age of 15*, if experienced

        Coyotes - minimum age of 10*, if experienced

        Prairie Dogs & Geckos - minimum age of 6*, unless you are going to carry them

* If you are bringing a child under the age of 18 for whom you are not the parent or legal guardian, a Medical Waiver/Consent Form must be completed, signed by a parent or legal guardian and presented at the check-in prior to the event.


Dogs are welcome on all except the Roadrunner hike.  Remember to consider the heat before bringing Fido and please read the Dogs section of the "Things to Know" page.

Other Fellowship Opportunities

One way to connect with other Fellowship Adventures participants is through the Fellowship Adventures Facebook page.


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