Rose Peak from Sunol Wilderness
19.6 miles     4200 ft
30 Jan 2010
Summary

A strenuous hike over rugged terrain and green rolling hills offering majestic valley views.

Location: Ohlone Regional WildernessSunol Regional Wilderness Preserve

Elevation Profile
Trip Planning

Trail Maps

» Ohlone 50K Ultra Marathon Route: Official Trail Map is part of the permit that is needed to walk along Ohlone Wilderness Trail. The Ohlone50K website has a series of maps that show the entire trail.

» Online Permit Application: The permit includes a large-sized trail map.

Route

Route in brief: Make sure you have a permit to hike in Ohlone Wilderness Trail. Permits are available at Sunol entrance kiosk and online. From Sunol parking lot, follow Canyon View Trail, then McCorkle Trail. After 3 miles, you shall reach a camping area with restrooms and drinking water. Thereafter, follow signs for Ohlone Wilderness Trail until you reach Rose Peak, which reached by a short side-trail (see map). Rose Peak offers excellent 360-degrees views. Follow the same route back.

Water: At signpost number 26, which is about 1 mile before Rose Peak, we saw that 'Potable Water' was available at 'Doe Canyon Horse Camp' (0.16 miles off Ohlone Wilderness Trail). We had enough water, so we did not visit this campsite. You may wish to confirm with the park ranger that drinking water is indeed available here.

Trailhead

Location: 1895 Geary Rd, Sunol, CA 94586 . Parking area is visible in Google Maps if you zoom in sufficiently.

Directions:

From Fremont: Drive north on I-680 and exit at Calaveras Road. Turn right on Calaveras and proceed to Geary Road, which leads directly into the park.

From Oakland/Berkeley: Drive east on I-580 to the junction with I-680 in Pleasanton. At the junction, go south on I-680 and exit at Calaveras Road/Highway 84 just south of the town of Pleasanton. Turn left onto Calaveras Road and proceed to Geary Road, which leads directly into the park.

From Walnut Creek/Danville: Go south on I-680 and exit at Calaveras Road/Highway 84 just south of the town of Pleasanton. Turn left onto Calaveras Road and proceed to Geary Road, which leads directly into the park.

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: $5 per vehicle (last visited: April 2010)

Capacity: Over 20 cars may be parked here.

Latitude: 37.511053     Longitude: -121.828208

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