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Brushy Peak Loop Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

3.5 mile 5.6 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 751' 229 m
Descent: -558' -170 m
High: 1,381' 421 m
Low: 631' 192 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 15% (9°)

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Trail shared by Tilman Giese

A stroll up Brushy Peak with great views of Livermore

Tilman Giese

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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.

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Jan 12, 2020
Aatif Malik
Dec 29, 2019
Aatif Malik
Jun 18, 2019
Astrid Harris
Jul 27, 2018
Jake Salomon
Great little trail with beautiful views of rolling golden hills, a wind farm, and the town below. Ran into a coyote, birds, and ground squirrels.
Jun 25, 2017
Tilman Giese
Feb 25, 2017
Tilman Giese
Oct 15, 2016
Tilman Giese

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  4.0 from 4 votes

#8147

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#828

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#8,147

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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
Livermore is beautiful from the flanks of Brushy Peak during sunset.
Jun 28, 2017 near Livermore, CA

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