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Concord, California

Brushy Peak Regional Preserve

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The Hills Are Alive...

Brushy Peak's been a focal point for Californians for thousands of years: This 1,702-foot Dialo Range summit--named for its mountaintop oak and buckeye groves--served as a trading and ceremonial hub for Ohlones, Miwoks, and other native peoples. Today it anchors the Brushy Peak Regional Preserve, a great place to wander native California grassland--lush green or ethereal golden, depending on the season. Spring and summer visitors with a botanical or aesthetic bent have magnificent wildflower spreads to admire.

There's an extensive trail network lacing the grassy hills, accessed via the Laughlin Ranch Staging Area. A note for peak-baggers: You can only visit Brushy Peak's actual summit on an official guided tour by the Livermore Area Recreation and Park District.

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