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    West Side and Brushy Peak Loop Hike


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    The West Side and Brushy Peak Loop is an incredibly beautiful adventure near Livermore, CA. This epic day hike wanders through grassy meadowlands and communities of chaparral shrubs to Brushy Peak—offering breathtaking mountain views.

    Route Description for West Side and Brushy Peak Loop Hike

    Those seeking a moderate day-hike outside of San Francisco should explore the Brushy Peak National Reserve near Livermore, CA. You'll find the wonderful West Side and Brushy Peak Loop Hike within the park limits. This epic adventure meanders through the hilly terrain up to Brushy Peak. Admire the encompassing mountains and the windmills that adorn them! Note this route is entirely exposed, so pack plenty of water and wear SPF.

    Embark on your journey along the West Side and Brushy Peak Loop from the Brushy Peak Trailhead. Setting out from here, you will be led northeast along the Brushy Peak Loop Trail, through a valley of a seasonal creek. Eventually, the path will divert away from the creek, redirecting hikers northwest up to Brushy Peak. Admire the beauty of the hilly terrain and the distant views of Livermore below. Follow this path down the slope of the peak to an intersection, where you will merge onto the West Side Loop Trail.

    The West Side Loop Trail will guide you south, gradually descending through the meadowlands and back to the trailhead.

    Getting to the West Side and Brushy Peak Loop Hike Trailhead

    The West Side and Brushy Peak Loop departs from the Brushy Peak Trailhead off Laughlin Road.

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      Yes - On Leash

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      Older Children only

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