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Brushy Peak: Main Loop Ride

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.0 (1) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Not the best in the East Bay, but a fun local ride.


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4.8

Miles

7.8

KM

35%

Singletrack

1,367' 417 m

High

632' 193 m

Low

864' 263 m

Up

865' 264 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

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Overview

Brushy Peak Loop Trail is a fun singletrack that is easy to climb and technical to descend. The rest of the trails, however, are large, typical East Bay fire roads.

Need to Know

In Livermore. Another fun ride nearby is Sycamore Grove Singletrack Samper, as well as Heron Bay Trail in Del Valle.

Description

Start by heading straight towards Brushy Peak Loop Trail: Fire Road. It starts out flat, but curves around a stream and starts to climb steeply. Then, enjoy a short, mellow descent with nice views. At 1.71 miles, the trail will start to climb again, but as Brushy Peak Loop Trail: Singletrack. There is no difference marking this change, but the ground will get narrow and sandy. At the top of the small hill, rocks start to form and the trail gets really technical. Although it's pretty forgiving, watch out for rocks on the descent. Although most aren't too tall, they can still catch you off guard. This is definitely high-intermediate or maybe even black during some times of the year, and do not attempt with families or beginners. At the bottom of the hill, take a right and climb West Side Loop Trail. There are two options to get up the hill: a mellow and climbable singletrack, although unmarked, and a steep fire road that many mountain bikers will want to walk. Both lead to a small hill with great views of Livermore. Then, descend a fast and fun fire road back to the car.

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Shared By:

Brady Lucas

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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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