Mission Peak Loop from Stanford Avenue Staging Area

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Mission Peak Loop from Stanford Avenue Staging Area is a 6 mile heavily trafficked loop 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 and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2191 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

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. 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

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1 day ago

pretty intense! very windy in the morning. Idk if I'll have the guts to do it again

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1 day ago

View at the top is great, hike itself is alright. With the consistent steep incline and lack of shade this is definitely a test for your fitness level.

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4 days ago

The trail indicates 6miles.. Fitbit and phone data recorded a 7.6 mile loop. Very little shade on a sunny afternoon. Once at the top it's time for a signature photo shoot at the mission peaks landmark!

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8 days ago

a very hard hike but worth every bit of it

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8 days ago

Amazing experience.. not for very beginners.

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9 days ago

My favorite hike!

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12 days ago

A good test to see if you're really in as good of shape as you think. Not for the faint of heart.

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