Hidden Valley Trail

HARD 34 reviews

Hidden Valley Trail is a 6.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Fremont, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1866 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

NOTE: THERE IS VERY LIMITED PARKING AT STANFORD AVENUE STAGING AREA. IT IS BEST TO PARK AT OHLONE COLLEGE TO ACCESS MISSION PEAK: 43600 MISSION BLVD TO ANZA PINE ROAD. A steady climb of more than 2,000 feet in just over 3 miles, most of it on the Hidden Valley Trail, a well-graded dirt road, brings you to the top of Mission Peak, one of the East Bay's most dramatic summits, offering views of the entire Bay Area. This is not a trip for hot weather - the out-and-back route offers little shade. Bring extra clothes and a wind shell as this is a mountain environment which can quickly turn hostile. No bicycles on the single-track part of the Peak Trail.

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2 days ago

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.

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2 months ago

A heavily trafficked busy route to the popular Mission Peak from Stanford Ave staging area.

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5 months ago

I have hiked this trail a number of times. On in itself it's great hiking trail with great views from top of mission peak. Over the years this trail has become really overcrowded. Many visitors are using it as outdoor fitness venue, which is also isn't bad idea, it has just lost the solitude and being in the connection to the nature for me. Please do not be discouraged with my negative review, it does deserve at least one visit from any hiking enthusiasts. Early morning hike when there is bit of fog cover is most rewarding when you reach the top.

5 months ago

Fantastic route: challenging + not too long and not too short + beautiful views (the only problem is parking but that is because lots of people know how great this route is).