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Brushy Peak Regional Preserve

Category: Scenic Parks and Hiking Trails
Location: Livermore
3898 Laughlin Rd., Livermore, California 94551

Brushy Peak is a 1,702-foot landmark at the juncture of the San Francisco Bay Area, the California Delta, and the Central Valley. The peak and its environs have been recognized as sacred by generations of native Californians. Due to its geographical position, the area lies at the center of a network of ancient trade routes that linked Bay Area Ohlones, Bay Miwoks, and Northern Valley Yokuts, who were drawn to the area for economic, social, and ceremonial events. The Ssaoam triblet of the Ohlone peoples was probably the most closely linked to the Brushy Peak area, living in the surrounding dry hills and tiny valleys around the peak and nearby Altamont Pass. Ssaoam populations in the dry summer months may have dispersed and reconverged at various camps throughout the year.

Hours

Jan 1 through 31: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Feb 1 through March 12: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
March 13 through April 17: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
April 18 through Sept 5: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sept 6:00 through Nov 5: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Nov 6 through Dec 31: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm