After you pass the cattle gate, turn left and follow the wash to your left. After 0.3 miles, the trail splits. Straight ahead is Tamcan Trail
. Turn right to stay on Laughlin Ranch Loop.
From here, you'll slowly ascend up the hills along a grassy dirt tread. After 0.8 miles, the trail makes a sharp right turn and gives you a nicer view of Livermore. Continue on the dirt for another mile to return to the cattle gate where you started.