Sunol to Stanford Ave via Mission Peak - I
8.1 miles     2100 ft
2 Mar 2013
Summary

A point to point hike from Sunol to Stanford Ave trailhead. Awesome valley views and lush green hills in spring.

Location: Sunol Regional Wilderness PreserveMission Peak Regional Preserve

Elevation Profile
Trip Planning

Trail Maps

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

» Official Trail Map: Good quality map showing various trails. Also, see Text Side of the map and Valley Floor area.

Route

Permit: Make sure you have a permit to hike along Ohlone Wilderness Trail. Permits are available at Sunol entrance kiosk and online.

To Mission Peak (5.1 miles): Follow Ohlone Wilderness Trail (4.3 miles) → left on Eagle Trail (0.3 miles) → right on Eagle Loop Trail (0.1 miles) → right on Peak Trail (0.4 miles) to reach the top.

To Stanford Ave (3.0 miles): From Mission Peak, continue along Peak Trail (0.5 miles) → left on Ohlone Wilderness Trail (0.3 miles) to intersection with Grove Trail. Continue along Ohlone Wilderness Trail (0.7 miles) to intersection with Peak Meadow Trail. Continue along Ohlone Wilderness Trail (1.5 miles) to reach Stanford Ave trailhead.

Trailhead

Start Location

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

End Location

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

Photos

Full photo album — 2 March 2013

Photos are from a different hike with similar landscape: Mission Peak from Sunol.
Nature

Full photo album — 2 March 2013

Photos are from a different hike with similar landscape: Mission Peak from Sunol.
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