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Mission Peak Trail

MODERATE 284 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 2057 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

4 days 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.

4 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

This hike will kick your bum but it's so worth it!!!!

11 days ago

hiking
11 days ago

Great training trail for hill climbing that gets a surprising amount of traffic.

12 days ago

Training trail. Up via Horse Heaven then down.

hiking
18 days ago

my experience:
http://from-a-girls-mind.blogspot.com/2016/03/it-was-going-to-be-second-attempt-to.html

18 days ago

walking
19 days ago

hiking
24 days ago

The five stars are for this though climb! I would rate it difficult just because it's hard to hike!
I went on 9/3/16 n not even half a mile I blacked out! Which has never happened.
My guess I was dehydrated.
Went back yesterday and conquered this hike! It's such a great feeling.
Nothing much to see except the cows, wild turkeys. I didn't have to wait much to take the picture.
Please take plenty of water and use sunblock (boy am I paying for it today).
Not a lot of friendly hikers

hiking
24 days ago

It is not an easy hike and gets hardest on the last leg of the ascent! Take a good amount of water and a light snack!

hiking
24 days ago

hiking
24 days ago

Awesome trail peak is greatness not easy

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome hike but no flowers in the summertime. Make sure to do the full loop and not go back the same way u came - it's more fun that way. There's a great view on top and tons of cows and cow byproducts :) overall, really awesome!!

1 month ago

1 month ago

Not bad. Straight climb up and there were parts that made you feel like you were in a western european countryside BUT extremely crowded

hiking
1 month ago

Very steep hike but worth it to take a picture at the top!!

1 month ago

1 month ago

Half the trail is very open without any shade - most of the time a decent hike except for the last 10 minutes with a steep incline - a very good workout. The other half takes you through a small valley with small creeks and some shade occasionally.
The first half has a lot of traffic and the second has very little (completely opposite)

1 month ago

Very tough hike to the top just for a photo at the pole! The view was nice. As always bring lots of water. Almost no shade on this hike. It's cool that you see cows roaming around at the beginning.