Explore the most popular nature trips trails in Mission Peak Regional Preserve with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

It was better then expected, amazing hike!

had a blast a few months ago. will definitely do it again.

Great hike. The first half kicked my ass but I caught a second wind and finished strong. One of the harder hikes in the area in terms of incline. I love that you have the option to do a loop or return on the same path

good uphill climb for 3 miles. gets windy at the top.

5 days ago

Great scenic views from verdant green hills. Exceedingly windy above tree line. Knocked off a star because so much of the trail needs maintenance. Toilet users remarked about disgusting condition.

Hike is not easy as it seems. It is beautiful.

I hiked this trail two times in two years. It’s a great hike and the first time it took about 2-3 hours up and 1-2 hours down for amateurs like me. But the scenery was beautiful and breathtaking. The second year it was a lot faster but this time we went on a noon which was a terrible idea because this trail doesn’t have many trees to keep you in the shade. And then there were a lot more hikers at the peak taking pictures with the pole and lining up. But overall this is a great hike if you want to challenge yourself in inclined steep path.

This hike was intense. Lots of incline, but the scenery was beautiful.

One of my favorite hikes! Beautiful mountain, but start early, the sun is a killer during the summer.

This is an absolutely beautiful hike. You will see loads of wildlife. We saw turkeys, hawks, snakes, and lizards. My wife wanted to do this as a mothers day hike, so we took our two little adventurers (four and three years old) with us. We went at a slow pace and only did about half of this trail.

It is fairly difficult as its an incline the entire way, but it provides an astounding view!

If you park by the college expect to walk two more miles. Go early, majority of the hike is direct sun. Take plenty of water and no restrooms until
You almost get to the peak. Not recommended for smaller kids, a lady fell from the hill when I went, she survived but it is very rocky getting to the actual peak. Views are amazing on top.

Nice hike..slow elevation, green and scenic trail..

A lot of nice views, a lot of fun!!! There is a problem with parking but in general great experience)

Did it at sunset. Last segment a bit steep but extraordinarily beautiful ♥️

A fairly easy 7 mile hike, although we started early (7:30am) - in the heat it’s probably a moderate hike. Great views all through the hike. The biggest negative for me was the traffic - it is the most crowded trail I have ever been on. There was even a long line at the peak. Ok to visit if you are bagging peaks, but wouldn’t recommend otherwise.

Hiked here on Earth day. Full incline trail with very minimal rest. Good, hard, fun hike!

Really beautiful when its green :) this side seems to be slightly easier than the one from standford avenue

Hiked it from the Stanford Staging area. A bit cloudy and overcast, which actually made for an incredible day of hiking. Definitely STEEP however so worth it. Very few people - which I hear is a rarity- my friend and I are in our 60’s and will totally be back on the trail on a clear day to enjoy the view!! ENJOY!

Great hike- open fields and tree cover. Also a cave. Warning, I thought this was a Hard hike, not moderate. Cows and plenty of their left behind obstacles. Watch where you step in some parts!

Been to this spot several times, and it just gives you that awesome feeling to keep on pushing. The reward is at the very top! Awesome views. It’s best to come early in the morning,get that fresh area and good parking!!!

Amazing views! Carry lots of water.

excellent trail especially in spring season..perfect weather and great views with greenery and wildflowers all around

The trail was very well maintained and the route is clearly defined not much guess work to it which is nice. The first half of the trail could be jogged or walked dependent on your preference all around a good hike with out being to difficult. The viewpoints are excellent depending on the weather and amount of overcast.

very hard if your out if shape!!!!!! most people on this trail are physically fit. we made it just shy to the top of the peak because were so fat

We started the hike from ohlone college. Parking was not a problem. Started at 8:30 am. Weather was perfect today, partly cloudy. One of the good workout hike. This is definitely not an easy one. But not that cannot be done. Hike at your own pace and you should be fine. Views from the top were mind blowing. I would love to do it again!

AMAZING VIEWS! Great workout going up because it’s a steep hike almost all the way. It took me 2 hours out and back because I stopped to take pictures and enjoy the views. The wildlife is phenomenal! Saw wild turkeys, cows, ravens, prairie dogs, squirrels, hummingbirds, and many different birds. The path is wide and well maintained. Make sure you wear hiking boots or tennis shoes.

Great after the recent rains, so green!

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