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Brush Trail

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An easy trail through woods, brush, and oak studded grasslands.


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2.3

Miles

3.6

KM

92%

Runnable

1,859' 567 m

High

1,531' 467 m

Low

248' 76 m

Up

352' 107 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Open 8am to sunset.

Description

Brush Trail starts along a park road at a trail signpost pointing the way onto Brush Trail.

Entering thin woods, Brush Trail initially is flat as it passes Snell Trail on the left almost immediately. Veering right and climbing gradually, the trees thin, thus providing great views of the Diablo Range hills in the distance to the left/northeast. Dairy Trail is passed at the 0.6 mile mark.

Brush Trail turns left at the Dairy Trail junction as it continues to climb very gradually. The thinning trees are replaced by brush, and finally the trail emerges into grasslands dotted with trees as it reaches its high point around the 0.8 mile mark. From here, the trail travels through grassy meadows as it descends slowly, passing Dutch Flat Trail at the 1.75 mile mark, and then ending at Eagle Trail after 2.25 miles.

Flora & Fauna

Grass hills that are green in the spring, golden in summer and fall. Stands of oak trees, wooded sections, and brushy sections. Deer.

Contacts

Land Manager: Santa Clara County Parks

Shared By:

Joan Pendleton

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Mount Hamilton, 4,265 ft., with Lick Observatory on its summit, is seen to the northeast, from a field of spring wildflowers along Brush Trail.
Apr 1, 2020 near Seven T…, CA
The spring green hills of the Diablo Range are seen across the San Felipe Creek Valley, through a break in the trees along Brush Trail.
Apr 1, 2020 near Alum Rock, CA
A pretty seasonal creek is to the left (southwest), below Eagle Trail.
Mar 28, 2020 near Seven T…, CA
The beautiful thin woods along the northern end of Brush Trail, on a sunny spring day.
Apr 1, 2020 near Alum Rock, CA
Snell Barn in the Diablo Range hills of Joseph D. Grant County Park. Mt. Hamilton, 4,265 ft., is in the distance toward the right. Lick Observatory can be seen at the top of Mt. Hamilton.
Mar 28, 2020 near Alum Rock, CA
Snell Barn
Sep 30, 2017 near Alum Rock, CA

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