John Brown

4.00 out of 5
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↑ 300 ft
↓ 300 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
One of the more technical trails at Santos, John Brown is pumped full of heart pounding, leg pumping, singletrack action. Great short, sketchy climbs and descents, big rocks and fairly decent ledges, semi-tight switchbacks. What more do you want?
added by joetuttEpic
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (26 total check-ins)
  tbarhoush   on Sep 13, 2019
  Kristie Murdock   on Jun 17, 2019
  Hap Proctor   on Jun 4, 2019
  Hap Proctor   on May 24, 2019
  Kristie Murdock   on Mar 18, 2019
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Reviews (7)


June 22, 2016
Review: This trail kicked my ass. Not much flow, mostly a technical trail. Lots of climbing and balance involved.



May 4, 2017
jsoflo Gramcounter  
Review: Kicked my butt also


January 12, 2015
Review: With everything packed into this trail it seems longer than it actually is. Rocky climbs, descents, switchbacks and ridges for your riding pleasure. Built in and around an old pit, this is more of a testing technical trail, not a fast flowing ride.

Similar Trail: Rattlesnake Ridge

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November 1, 2014
Review: Trail was not clearly marked. Some of the trails within it led to nowhere. Some people chose to dispose of old tires in the water along the trail which is just an eye sore and super disrespectful.


May 7, 2012
Wryfox Gramcounter  
Review: Rocky technical trail. More annoying than fun. Slow and steep hills. Not much flow. If you like playing a goat, this is for you.


November 26, 2011
Review: Pretty fun trail. Quite technical with some good-sized rocks and boulders. Gets pretty hairy in some spots and has some sharp turns. It's a little bit short for my taste. I prefer IMBA Red because of its length and it is a little more flowy, yet still technical. If you're at Santos, definitely check this trail out, though. Oh, just a heads up, watch out for a guy trail running on this trail. I'm pretty sure he's not supposed to, but I have seen him at Santos a couple times. Very annoying when you feel like you have to give way to someone on foot when it's a bike trail.

Similar Trail: IMBA Red, Anthill, Rattlesnake Ridge, Magic Mountain


March 30, 2011
theUfan Epic  
Review: Great trail to test your skills. not a very long trail but that just means yo get to do it over and over again. very fun


March 30, 2011
joetutt Epic  
Review: My favorite red at Santos! Love the short techy climbs and gnarly boulders. Great to ride both directions, love to do it several time over to really get the heart pumpin. Fun trail, don't miss it.

Similar Trail: IMBA Epic

John Brown MTB Trail 4.00 out of 5 based on 7 ratings. 7 user reviews.
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