Mission Peak from Ohlone College to Stanford Ave - Route II
6.8 miles     2100 ft
3 Mar 2013
Summary

A point to point route to Mission Peak from Ohlone College to Stanford Ave via Ohlone Wilderness Trail. Gorgeous views all along the route.

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): If you parked on Mission Blvd, 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 (3.3 miles): From Mission Peak, retrace your steps along Peak Trail (0.5 miles) → left on Ohlone Wilderness Trail (2.5 miles) to reach Stanford Ave trailhead. This section of the hike is very popular. During regular hours, there are dozens of individuals going up and coming down from Mission Peak.

Notes:

  1. There are several unmarked intersections along the route from Ohlone College to Mission Peak. 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.
Trailhead

Start Location

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

End Location

Location: 1880 Stanford Avenue, Fremont, CA . Parking area is visible in Google Maps if you zoom in sufficiently.

Directions: 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.

Google Maps:

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.

Latitude: 37.504483     Longitude: -121.908417

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