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Mission Peak Regional Preserve, Fremont

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Rising steeply to the east of the city of Fremont, Mission and Monument peaks form a dramatic backdrop to the South Bay. The determined and conditioned hiker who reaches the top of Mission Peak will be rewarded with views of Mount Hamilton to the south, the Santa Cruz Mountains to the west, Mt. Tamalpais to the north, and Mt. Diablo and the Sierra Nevada to the northeast.

This is a very popular park, particularly on weekends, with hundreds of visitors attempting the 3-plus-mile hike to Mission Peak. About five hours are required to reach the summit and return. This parkland's 3,000 acres are accessible from parking lots at Ohlone College (slightly longer hike, but more gradual ascent; plenty of parking on weekends) or from a small staging area at the east end of Stanford Avenue in Fremont (steep climb to the summit; parking lot is extremely congested on weekends). There is no access to the park from Mill Creek Road.

This is the official EBRPD Mission Peak FB page.
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  • One of the best trails in the bay area. The view from the top is not to be beat. The trail is well marked but it would definitely help to have your GPS at your side. What makes this trail get a hard.....  more
    One of the best trails in the bay area. The view from the top is not to be beat. The trail is well marked but it would definitely help to have your GPS at your side. What makes this trail get a hard.....  more »
  • i hiked mission peak and posted a video that includes a vlog, tips and suggestions for all hiking levels, so future visitors can be prepared. you can find a link to my youtube on my profile or you... 
    i hiked mission peak and posted a video that includes a vlog, tips and suggestions for all hiking levels, so future visitors can be prepared. you can find a link to my youtube on my profile or you...  more »
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  • Hiked from Stanford side in early morning on a cloudy day. Beautiful journey. Clouds seems to transcend from the heaven on the upper side of the hike. While starting hike, weather felt warm but it was very cold on the top. Don't forget to stay hydrated. Medium level trail. Many people tend to not follow trails even though there are multiple signs urging people to stay on trails. Please follow the trails strictly to conserve environment from erosion.
  • Loved the view, and as a beginner it was Hectic but completed the hike and felt so good when saw the view on the top And once came back felt so good though it was tiring, felt refreshed. Climate was good, it rained previous day, so the day we went was perfect. Sunny and windy We started around 8am and reached the top around 10.30am and we took a break and reached to the parking lot by 12.30pm. View is amazing, get to see cows, chirping birds

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