Monument Peak from Ohlone College
12.1 miles     2700 ft
26 Apr 2015
Summary

An extension to the popular Mission Peak hike that goes up to Monument Peak. The views along the trai connecting the two peaks are gorgeous.

Location: Mission Peak Regional Preserve

Elevation Profile
Trip Planning

Trail Maps

» Official Trail Map: Good quality map showing various trails.

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

Route
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). From Mission Peak summit, continue south along Bay Area Ridge Trail (2.4 miles). I really like this section of the hike — the views on either side of the trail are awesome and elevation gain is little.

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.
Photos

Full photo album — 26 April 2015

Photos are from a different hike with similar landscape: Mission Peak from Ed Levin to Ohlone College.
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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