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

backpacking

birding

camping

fishing

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

hiking
8 hours ago

Great hike, at a moderate pace or even a slow pace it's a good hike.

hiking
10 hours ago

Great hike to end your day. Nice and relaxing when there aren't many people out there. But it can get a bit hot during the summer because there is very little tree cover, especially towards the top.

11 hours ago

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18 hours ago

Amazing view at the top. Great workout. Strenuous.. but the loose gravel makes it hard at times.

4 days ago

hiking
4 days ago

it was interesting

6 days ago

A good workout hike , obviously crowded as it offers amazing views!!

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

Pretty heavily trafficked trail. If you want a serene walk this is not the trail for you. Tons of hikers brought Bluetooth speakers to play aloud during their hike, at the top there was a line to take photos with the famous pipe thing.

The trail itself is great, a continued gradual steepness throughout with very few plateaus. Once the sun in high in the sky there isn't much shade and can be very hot. Good exercise however.

7 days ago

Best view of bay area

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10 days ago

No shade! Hot hike

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10 days ago

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12 days ago

Make sure bring a wind jacket. It is very cool on the peak.