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Brushy Peak Bigger Loop

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.8 (6) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A few long climbs to great views and wide open spaces.


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Map Key

6.6

Miles

10.7

KM

30%

Singletrack

1,376' 419 m

High

619' 189 m

Low

1,330' 405 m

Up

1,332' 406 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Overview

There is a good map available in the parking lot. Overall, this loop is pretty straightforward. It's not crowded and there are very nice views with raptors, groundhogs/hedgehogs...and cows.

Need to Know

There is a bathroom but no water.

Description

Out of the parking lot, take the Laughlin Ranch Loop and link up with the Tamcan Trail. This runs into Brushy Peak Loop Trail, which you follow on a decently long climb to the summit. It is a combo of singletrack and dirt ranch roads up to this point.

At the top, there is some technical singletrack that goes the rest of the way.

You have a choice on your way down. You can go downhill all the way back to the parking lot on the east side of West Side Loop Trail or you can branch off and do a short steep climb up to the ridge on the west side of the West Side Loop Trail then ride down from there. The second choice adds another 0.14 miles to the ride.

Contacts

Shared By:

Adrian Fl with improvements by Brady L

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 6 votes

#2408

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  3.8 from 6 votes
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Photos

Brushy Peak is cast in a new light during sunset.
May 14, 2018 near Livermore, CA
Headed to the top of Brushy Peak.
Apr 26, 2018 near Livermore, CA
Looking up at the start of the descent.
Jul 11, 2016 near Livermore, CA
From the top of the singletrack looking south over Livermore.
Jul 11, 2016 near Livermore, CA
Laughlin Ranch and Livermore are quite beautiful from the West Side Loop Trail.
May 14, 2018 near Livermore, CA
Looking down the descent off a small drop off.
Jul 11, 2016 near Livermore, CA

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Nov 21, 2020
Frank Payanes
Sep 5, 2020
Oliver Barnes
9.5mi — 1h 20m
Jul 5, 2020
Dylan Casper
6.2mi — 1h 03m
Jun 13, 2020
Hugh Gough
May 7, 2020
ERICA HORNNES
Oct 26, 2019
thiago oliveira
very well taken care of
Jun 29, 2019
Marc Haeberlin
13.7mi — 1h 49m
Jun 8, 2019
Kurt O
12h 15m