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Mission Peak, one of the most popular East Bay hikes, is a great workout with 2,000 feet of climb in two miles and spectacular views of San Francisco Bay and the Diablo Range once you reach the summit.

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3 days ago

This trail is within 10 minutes of my boyfriend's parent's house, and we do it almost every time we visit them to get a good workout in. It's definitely a good uphill challenge, and be sure to bring plenty of water if you're doing it in the summer - the sun is not forgiving and there is very little cover on this trail. Pretty extensive views of the surrounding suburbs/bay area/rolling hills behind from the very top. If you're in the Fremont area and don't have the time to commit to 1+ hour drives to get to some of the larger national/state parks, this is definitely worth hiking!

Great, challenging trail, but way too many people. Padt od the reason i like to hike is to escape nature, but its hard to do that here when entitled IT people endlessly ramble up and down the trail.

hiking
16 days ago