To Mission Peak (3.3 miles): From Stanford Ave parking lot, follow Peak Meadow Trail (1.3 miles) → right on Horse Heaven Trail (1.5 miles) to intersection with Grove Trail. Continue along Peak Trail (0.5 miles) to reach Mission Peak. Views of east bay and San Francisco Bay are pretty awesome from the top.
To Stanford Ave Parking Lot (5.3 miles): From Mission Peak, continue along Peak Trail (0.5 miles) → left on Ohlone Wilderness Trail (0.3 miles) → left on Grove Trail (0.7 miles) → right on Horse Heaven Trail (1.5 miles) → right on Peak Meadow Trail (0.8 miles) → left on Ohlone Wilderness Trail (1.5 miles) to return to Stanford Ave parking lot.
From I-880, take Mission Blvd exit towards Sacramento / I-680. After driving two miles along Mission Blvd, turn right onto Stanford Ave. Within 0.8 miles, there is a parking lot for Mission Peak.
Parking Fees: None (last visited: February 2012)
Capacity: About 20 cars may be parked here. Plenty of parking along Stanford Ave and residential complexes nearby. Parking is usually tight due to the popularity of the park.