Mission Peak from Stanford Ave - Route III
6.0 miles     2100 ft
12 Sep 2010

An alternative route to Mission Peak, arguably the most popular fitness hike in the bay area that gains 2100 ft in three miles.

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.


To Mission Peak: Peak Meadow Trail (1.3) → Horse Heaven Trail (1.4) → Peak Trail (0.3).

To Stanford Ave: Retrace your steps back to the trail head.


Full photo album — 12 September 2010

Photos are from a different hike with similar landscape: Mission Peak from Stanford Ave - Route II.

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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