Brushy Peak Preserve Trail is a 4.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Livermore, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Best views of Livermore (without leaving Livermore.). You can choose a hike anywhere from 1 mile to about 5 miles.
Really good place for beginners. Great views of the hills.
Very scenic and open. The rolling green hills are lovely.
A real nice moderate workout with some real nice views
Kinda boring scenery
Very dry and deserted needs more people
great hike. gorgeous views, rocks, and oak trees. rolling hills.
Great hike. Great views. Shared the trail with runners, mountain bikers, and horse riders.
Nice easy stroll if you go in the spring before the heat.
great hike!! I would not hike on a hot day very little shade.
Nice moderate hike and enjoyed it.
Just tried this reserve today, and I love it! There was plenty of (free) parking, unlike Mission Peak which has been dubbed the best hike in the area. I completely disagree. This place is so much better. There are multiple trails you can try, and they have maps you can take with you. We hiked on the Brushy Peak trail and turned off on Tamcan trail which took us back to our car after a nice incline. My only tips for this reserve are: wear sunscreen, as the only shade you'll get is from the clouds. Maybe invest in a nice hat. Watch out for cow pies. They're everywhere. Bring water for you, AND your dog. Although, there is a bowl by the water fountain where you park, it's important to keep your dog hydrated along the trail. And, other than that, just respect the trail. Pick up your trash, stay on the path, and close all gates behind you. I can't wait to go back here next weekend.
Great trail with amazing views and love that it's dog friendly
Nice trail with great scenery. My dogs also enjoyed the trail
Good challenging run close to home.
Great trail with pretty awesome views. Bring lots of water if going when weather is warm; there is no shade. Also, don't mind the cows and watch out for their dump in certain areas.