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End of Summer at Brushy Peak

End of Summer at Brushy Peak

Starting the Fall season at Brushy Peak

September at Brushy Peak brings golden hills and a rush of trail runners taking advantage of the dry trails and cool mornings of the Livermore valley.

Our quick 3.0 mile hike on the Brushy Peak -Tamcan РLaughlin Ranch Loop trail encountered red-tailed hawks, coyotes, dog walkers, and many, many trainers.  Tough Mudder enthusiasts occupied the wide inclines of the Laughlin Loop trail carrying grimace inducing rocks, buckets, and sand bags.

Brushy Peak September
Golden hills of Brushy Peak during September

Raptor activity Saturday morning was low, but we did find an accommodating red-tailed hawk on the Laughlin Ranch Loop trail.

Red-Tailed Hawk
Red-Tailed Hawk off the Laughlin Ranch Loop trail

Getting ready to leave, a stealthy coyote emerged from the grassy area just south of the parking lot.

Coyote Brushy Peak
Coyote at the Brushy Peak staging area

Have you been to Brushy Peak this season? Do you have any favorite trails or areas? We’d like to hear your stories!