P Shaped Loop in Mission Peak - Route III
6.7 miles     1900 ft
12 Sep 2010

Strenuous hike in 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.

This route does not go all the way to Mission Peak. The P shape is formed by Grove Trail and Peak Meadow Trail.

Route in Brief: 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. Turn right on Grove Trail (0.7 miles) → right on Horse Heaven Trail (1.5 miles) → 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.


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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