To Mission Peak (3.1 miles): From Stanford Ave parking lot, follow Ohlone Wilderness Trail / Hidden Valley Trail (1.5 miles) to intersection with Peak Meadow Trail. Continue along the same trail (0.7 miles) to intersection with Grove Trail. Continue along Ohlone Wilderness Trail (0.3 miles) → right on Peak Trail (0.6 miles) to reach Mission Peak. The views of east bay and San Francisco Bay are pretty awesome from the top.
To Stanford Ave Parking Lot (4.3 miles): From Mission Peak, continue along Peak Trail (0.5 miles) to intersection with Grove Trail. Continue along Horse Heaven Trail (1.5 miles) to junction with Peak Meadow Trail. Turn right on Peak Meadow Trail (0.8 miles) → left on Ohlone Wilderness Trail (1.5 miles) to return to the parking lot on Stanford Ave.
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.