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Brushy Peak Regional Preserve, CA

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Difficulty 3.5 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance Multi-Loop 4.65 miles
Trailhead Elevation 623 feet
Elevation Gain 758 feet
Accumulated Gain 943 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 1 hour
Interest Peak
Backpack No
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Author kiluam
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Routes 3
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Trips 100 map ( 425 miles )
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Location Los Angeles
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Preferred   Mar, Apr, Nov, Feb → 8 AM
Seasons   ALL
Sun  5:50am - 6:12pm
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Tamcan to Brushy Peak Loop Trail
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From a distance, its easily recognized as a knob on the ridgeline that connects with Mt. Diablo to the north. This park is part of the East Bay Municipal Utility District used by hikers, trail runners and mountain bikers. In the summertime, bring plenty of water and start early (the preserve temperatures can easily top 100 degrees on hot days. Ideal times to hike this would be late winter to late spring. At this time the grasses are sprouting from the rain and provides a scenic green backdrop

This description is for the Tamcan Trail to the Brushy Peak Trail Loop. Most of this trail is climbing uphill. Some portions of the trail level out to give a sense of ease, but not long enough to forget that there is more to climb. Most of the trail is exposed to direct sun. The Tamcan trail meets the Brushy Peak Loop trail at about the 1 mile mark. After reaching the high point of the trail (which is not the summit...another 150-200'up...there are signs at various places on the trail that strongly encourage one to stay on the trail), enjoy the shade and various rock outcrops. The way down goes around the back and eventually to a cattle guard and back to the parking lot. For mountain bikers, this is a good mostly non-technical aerobic workout.

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2014-06-09 kiluam
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    From Livermore take exit 55 on I-580 for Vasco Road North and make first right on to Northfront Road. Travel approximately 0.75 miles to Laughlin Road and head north to trailhead parking lot. There is no parking/day use fee.
    page created by kiluam on Jun 09 2014 12:33 pm
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