Mission Peak from Ohlone College - Route IV
12.1 miles     3600 ft
3 Mar 2013
Summary

A long route with two climbs. First climb is from Ohlone College to Mission Peak. Second climb is from Stanford Ave trailhead to Mission Peak.

Location: Mission Peak Regional Preserve

Elevation Profile
Trip Planning

Trail Maps

» Official Trail Map: Good map showing various sections. Also see Text portion of the map.

Route

To Mission Peak (3.5 miles): From the intersection of Mission Blvd and Pine St, then walk along the sidewalk parallel to Pine St until you a sign for Mission Peak Regional Preserve (0.3 miles). Then follow Peak Trail all the way to the summit (3.2 miles).

To Stanford Ave (3.2 miles): From Mission Peak, continue along Peak Trail (0.3 miles) → continue along Horse Heaven Trail (1.6 miles) → continue along Peak Meadow Trail (1.3 miles) to reach Stanford Ave trailhead. There is a restroom at this location.

To Ohlone College (5.4 miles): From Stanford Ave trailhead, climb up along Ohlone Wilderness Trail (1.5 miles) to intersection with Peak Meadow Trail. Continue along Ohlone Wilderness Trail (0.7 miles) to intersection with Grove Trail. Turn left and continue along Ohlone Wilderness Trail (0.3 miles) to reach a restroom. Continue along Peak Trail (2.6 miles) to reach the Ohlone College trailhead for Mission Peak. Then walk further along Pine St (0.3 miles) to reach the intersection of Mission Blvd and Pine St.

Notes:

  1. There are several unmarked intersections along the route. So a trail map would be handy.
  2. There is a restroom, conveniently located about 0.7 miles away from Mission Peak (see trail map for is location).
  3. It is usually windy at the top.
  4. Horse Heaven Trail has some steep sections.
Trailhead

Location: Mission Blvd & Pine St, Fremont, CA 94539 . Parking area is visible in Google Maps if you zoom in sufficiently.

Directions: From I-880 North, take exit 12A and merge onto Mission Blvd toward Sacramento / I-680. Continue for 2.2 miles along Mission Blvd. Ohlone College lies at the intersection with Pine St. According to instructions here, you may park in lots M, N, O or P for fees collected at vending machines. For locations of these lots, see Map of Ohlone College. One may park on Mission Blvd itself, then walk 0.3 miles along Pine St to reach the trailhead for Mission Peak. There are signs along Pine St.

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: None if you park on Mission Blvd. Paid parking in lots M, N, O or P in Ohlone College (as per the official trail map). (last visited: February 2013)

Capacity: Many cars may be parked here.

Latitude: 37.526575     Longitude: -121.917922

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