Mission Peak Trail

MODERATE 313 reviews

Mission Peak Trail is a 5.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Fremont, California 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 2171 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

3 days ago

Did the loop. It is a real workout. Beautiful day. Lots of vertical.

3 days ago

1). Illegal the "trail" is off limits
2). Way too steep to be moderate

First time the AllTrail trail was wrong.

hiking
3 days ago

Good trail with average views. But the view from the top is really nice. Better on a cloudy day.

10 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

Steep. And on a cold day it's rough at the top. But it was worth it.

17 days ago

Fue una experiencia increíble, muy regresaré y llévate un grupo de amigos.

hiking
28 days ago

hard but beautiful. We went all the way around once we made it to the peak

1 month ago

Strenuous hike but nothing special about the scenery. I don't think it's worth traveling more than an hr for this hike, if you live far from there. I went after it rained, super muddy. so don't wear running shoes if you don't want mud all over your sneakers. hiking boots for mud

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

This is really a great hike with beautiful views. You can watch cows on the farm while hiking. I would say this is more than moderate with regards to difficulty level but definitely worth it. No gear necessary except for water and food.

Heavily trafficked!

1 month 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 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month 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
2 months 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.

2 months ago

2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months 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.

2 months ago

Tough but rewarding.