P Shaped Loop in Mission Peak - Route IV
7.6 miles     2500 ft
12 Sep 2010
Summary

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.

Route

To Mission Peak (3.3 miles): From Stanford Ave parking lot, follow Peak Meadow Trail (1.3 miles) → right on Horse Heaven Trail (1.5 miles) to intersection with Grove Trail. Continue along Peak Trail (0.5 miles) to reach Mission Peak. 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) → left on Ohlone Wilderness Trail (0.3 miles) → left on Grove Trail (0.7 miles) → right on Horse Heaven Trail (1.5 miles) → continue along Peak Meadow Trail (1.3 miles) to return to Stanford Ave parking lot.

Photos

Full photo album — 12 September 2010

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

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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