|Peak Summited||2021 Mission Peak|
|Type of Hike||Day hike|
|Trailhead||Stafford Ave Staging Area|
|Hiking Companions||Hiked with a dog|
|Road Conditions||Road suitable for all vehicles|
|Bug Status||No bugs|
|Snow Conditions||Snow free|
|Trail Conditions||Trail in good condition|
Phantom, a rescue dog I’m training and I arrived at the Stafford Ave Staging area parking lot at 5:00am. This was the perfect time to get a parking spot there. Within 15 minutes the parking lot was full. I love this hike as I feel it has the best views of the South Bay than any hiking trail I’ve been on. There were a couple of bikes and a few dogs on the trail.
It took us about an 1hr and 20 minutes to get to the top. If you are trying to take on Mission Peak, I suggest starting at 5am to get a parking spot and to beat the heat and crowd. Any time after that you will be trying to find a spot on Vineyard Ave.