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Brushy Peak Loop Trail

Intermediate
 4.0 (8)

A stroll up Brushy Peak with great views of Livermore


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Map Key

3.5

Miles

5.6

KM

85%

Runnable

1,381' 421 m

High

631' 192 m

Low

751' 229 m

Up

558' 170 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

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Description

Pass the cow gate just north of Laughlin Ranch. The trail turns right and slowly ascends between hills on the left and right. Pass another cow gate after about 1.3 miles and make a sharp left turn. From this point on, the trail ascend more quickly but will also offer nice views of Livermore. The doubletrack turns into a singletrack and further ascends to Brushy Peak. Take a break and enjoy the view before you continue to descend on the west side. The trail makes two sharp left turns and crosses the dry wash of a creek before you reach West Side Loop Trail.

Flora & Fauna

There are numerous animals to be found, especially during the evening, including small critters, hares, rattlesnakes, toads, and birds.

Shared By:

Tilman Giese

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  4.0 from 8 votes

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  4.0 from 8 votes
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Brushy Peak is cast in a new light during sunset.
Jun 28, 2017 near Livermore, CA
You can see Livermore in the distance from the Brushy Peak Loop Trail.
Jun 28, 2017 near Livermore, CA
Just below the top of the trail.
Jan 1, 2021 near Livermore, CA
Livermore is beautiful from the flanks of Brushy Peak during sunset.
Jun 28, 2017 near Livermore, CA

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J Smith
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