Monument Peak Trail

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Monument Peak Trail is a 10 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Milpitas, California that features a lake 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 but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
10.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2644 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

lake

views

wild flowers

muddy

A beautiful and challenging hike up to the summit of Monument Peak. If you are looking for a memorable adventure, this hike is for you. Watch out for soaring hang gliders, as you take in stunning views of the valley and the Bay Area. Bring water and sunscreen, as this hike can get hot. Connect the Agua Caliente trail to Monument Peak Trail , After Summiting return via the Agua Caliente trail and Calera Creek Trail.

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This is a nice alternative to mission peak. The ascent is very gradual. Offers great views.

2 months ago

We went up Agua Caliente to the top, and came down on some smaller unnamed trails. About 9 miles total.

Dry trail with mostly brown grass to you keep you company. Pretty up straight up at a gradual elevation, so it gets you up without being too tiring.

Decent valley views from the top, but nothing too spectacular. The creek with some trees at the mid-point is a nice break, but otherwise it's a pretty dull hike for summer times. I'm guessing Spring and Winter are more fun, and plan to find out some day!

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Had completed a 8.2 mile loop of this difficult hike with ~2000 feet elev gain starting from Tularcitos trail near the dog park in Ed Levin park. The loop comprised of Tularcitos trail - Agua Caliente trail - Monument Peak trail on the way out and Monument Peak Road - Agua Caliente trail - Tularcitos trail on the return. With some outstanding views, this hike is an option to the highly trafficked Mission Peak.

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Beautiful open vistas. Check for tics after walk and keep alert for rattle snakes. Start early in day!