Brushy Peak Hike

  • 26 Feb 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Laughlin Ranch Staging Area, 3899 Laughlin Rd, Livermore, CA

This East Bay Regional Park, located in Livermore, supports a wide array of wildlife including habitat for the federally protected California red-legged frog, California tiger salamander, and federally threatened Alameda whip snake.

The 1702 foot peak lies at the junction of the San Francisco Bay Area, the California Delta, and the Central Valley and is recognized as sacred by native Californians. Though the top of the peak itself is off limits as it is a protected area, we will hike just a few hundred feet below it though an area of boulders and oak trees where we will stop for a break and snacks.

Trail is exposed. Carry layers, sun protection, plenty of water, and snacks. Wear sturdy hiking shoes as trail may be muddy and it is rocky near the top. No water available at park. Restrooms are available at the parking lot.

Dogs are allowed on leash. No off leash allowed including parking lots, lawns, and trails per park regulations. This is a cattle grazing area.

Route: Laughlin Ranch Loop, Tamcan Trail, Brushy Peak Loop, West Side Loop Trail

Directions to Park: Take 580 East towards Livermore and the Altamont Pass. Exit Vasco Road North and circle over the freeway. Go right at first light on North Front Rd. At first stop sign, take a left onto Laughlin Rd. Follow till end of Laughlin Rd (road will narrow), 2.4 miles to parking lot.

Meet near the signboard to the right of the restroom.

Hike details: Approximately 5 miles, 900ft elevation gain.

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