Mission Peak Trail

MODERATE 303 reviews

Mission Peak Trail is a 5.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Fremont, 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 and horses are also able to use this trail.

5.5 miles 2169 feet Loop

dog friendly

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Enjoy the spectacular views of the South bay as you climb up to Mission Peak. Although steep, the views are very rewarding. This is a moderate to strenuous trail with a constant uphill climb until you reach the summit. The trail is a well maintained gravel base until the last half mile. From this point the trail is hard pack dirt and rocky. Difficulty would definitely increase during the rainy season. The Stanford Avenue staging area is also the western access to the Ohlone Wilderness Trail, a 29-mile hiking and riding trail through some of Southern Alameda County's most beautiful wilderness, and provides access to Mission Peak's 2,999 acres. Ensure that you have plenty of water before embarking on this hike, as there are very few spots to locate shade. The trail may be shared with equestrians, and dogs are allowed. There is no fee for parking, however on a busy day you may be required to park a little west, on one of the side streets. Dogs are allowed on leash in developed areas/under voice command in undeveloped areas of the park

18 hours ago

A great workout, steep incline, scene is ok but work able, the fun picture at the top is a fun great way to finish :)

1 day ago

hiking
1 day ago

Constant elevation. No cover. Best to do early morning. Great views from the summit.

hiking
1 day ago

Challenging and steeper at the top. Serene and peaceful at the summit.
I would recommend to hike early in the morning during spring.

hiking
22 days ago

The trail is challenging. Other then the breathtaking view of the Bay Area at your back on the way up there isn't much too look at. Most people hike up one side and down the same side. I suggest you continue and go down the other side of the mountain. There is far less people going down the side. I saw three people the entire hike down. On the way up I probably saw at least a hundred people.

Is Challenging & Fun

22 days ago

23 days ago

Breathtaking views of bay. Amazing hike. Recommend to hike early in the morning.

hiking
25 days ago

Nice open trail with steady increase of elevation for most of the trail. Steeper incline with a bit of rocky climb to the peak to make it much more fun & interesting. Great views from each of the "rest areas" with benches, not to mention the panoramic views from the marker pole. Highly recommend taking the alternate route down to complete the loop. A smaller, but nice horse path on the descent compared to the wide open trail on the ascent. Not terribly hard, but will definitely burn some calories.

27 days ago

Tough but rewarding.

hiking
27 days ago

Great hike. Awesome views

29 days ago

1 month ago

Moderate hike with amazing views

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Went there at midnight, park in the street you avoid tickets that way. It seems hard at first but just keep pushing and you'll see it's rewarding at the end. If you are afraid of the dark don't do it at night lol.

2 months ago

2 months ago

parking permit req. I. weekends and holidays

2 months ago

Holy crap such a good workout! Don't turn back, just push yourself to keep going! It was definitely worth it to me even though I felt out of shape. Something to strive to!

2 months ago

2 months ago

Awesome hike, prepare to hike as early as the park
Open, because it too hot and no shades in this trails.dont forget to empty your bladder before you start going up because there's no barroom up there . Bring a lots of water and snack. Don't forget your trekking poles too, on the top expect a line to take picture on the famous pole or peak.