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Mission Peak

Had to park on Antelope Drive almost at Mission Boulevard. Lots of people.

We’re on a Mission, the long way

We did this hike for maximum points.  Of course, we wanted to “bag” Mission Peak to help fill our SixPack.  But, we are also working…

Mission Peak

Sunny, windy, wide gravel road except final 1/2 mile. Excellent view. Even during the week parking problems. On descent beware of fast MTBs coming from…

Mission not impossible

We managed to make it to the top in decent time.  This hike has only two drawbacks.  First is parking.   Parking is insane and we…

Mission peak on Cesar Chavez Day

This is a great trail head from which to hike mission peak. You park in the multi level garage at ohlone college which is practically…

Bust a Mission

Probably my favorite peak and trail! There is the last push past the backpackers camp to the summit which was terrifying and difficult to move…

Mission Peak

This was a really beautiful Trail, today there was lots of greenery, yellpw flowera and cows grazing the land. It is a  3-mile climb up…

Mission Peak

The trail is perfect right now!  Not too hot and tons of cows! very crowded on the weekends recommend a weekday. We had to wait…

Mission Peak – 2 of 6!

Monday was a good day to go to avoid crowds. There was still a full parking lot. great time to go hills are all green…

Mission Peak from Sunol

Beautiful and untravelled is the trail from Sunol to Mission Peak. In great company – with Valerie and another hiking buddy we made our way…

Mission Peak from Sunol

Beautiful and untravelled is the trail from Sunol to Mission Peak. In great company – with Valerie and another hiking buddy we made our way…

Mission Peak fron Sunol

Beautiful and untravelled is the trail from Sunol to Mission Peak. In great company – with Valerie and another hiking buddy we made our way…

Mission to the Peak

This trail is a great training venue for S. Bay hikers.  If you are seeking solitude steer clear.  If you like hiking with a heard…

Mission Peak Overnight

After the wet week, the trail was quite muddy but totally doable, hiking poles were a big help through the mucky parts.  Weather was clear…

Mission Peak Summit

Started hiking at 10:30 am from the Ohlone College Parking Garage. It was a steady uphill climb to the top of the summit with only…

Mission Peak Mudder

Arrived at the small parking lot at 6:30 am when it opened to find it already about 75% full which was unexpected as blogs we…

Mid-week Mission Peak

We commenced out Mission Peak hike around 7am on a weekday so there were plenty of parking spots still available. Rain was forecast for the…

Mission Peak – #1

Very high traffic trail, but it was a great hike. Trail was in great condition although very rutted and rocky on the approach to the…

Mission Peak

Decided to hike from Ed R Levin County Park entrance to hit Monument Peak, Mount Allison, and Mission Peak! Overall, good hike. I began in…

Mission Peak

Intense but worth the climb.  We entered the fog zone once we hit the Eagle Trail.  The final uphill got super crowded.  We got to…

Mission Peak Fog

The hike was great! There were some great views on the way up, but the fog obstructed the view at the summit. It got windy…

The Squad Climbs Mission Peak!

On a perfectly sunny and clear day, we made our way to Mission Peak, enjoying all the vistas and fresh air along the way. The…

The Squad Climbs Mission Peak!

On a perfectly sunny and clear day, we made our way to Mission Peak, enjoying all the vistas and fresh air along the way. The…

Mission Peak

The weather was perfect. It was our first time to mission peak! It was a challenge for us as we are not use to the…

Mission Peak via Monument Peak Trail

13 ish mile hike on mostly good (but steep and exposed) trails from Ed Levin park: Tularcitos – Monument Peak Trail – Mission Peak to…

Green Hills on Mission Peak

The hills are green over Fremont right now! Beautiful day with a mostly clear view from the top. Some slippery spots on the trail due…

Mission and Monument Peaks

I started off at the Tularcitos trailhead at Ed Levin park and took the following route: Tularcitos – Agua Caliente – Monument Peak Trail –…

A Mighty Wind On Mission Peak

Walked the Mission Peak Loop from Stanford trailhead as described in AllTrails. Ascended via the north trail which was very steep but fairly consistent with…

Windy day on Mission Peak

Not gonna lie, it was a steep climb and it was tough to carry on a conversation while hiking up to the peak. The trail…

Lovely day at Mission Peak

Had a lovely day up on Mission Peak. This one was a little easier than Diablo but it is all up.

Short and Steep

My partner and I underestimated this hike. We decided to make this summit the first of on our list, judging only by the length of…

Mission Peak

Crowded, windy and chilly at the top. Very pretty views.

Mission Peak with the cows

This was my third time hiking Mission Peak. The first time I started late on a very hot day with bad blisters and couldn’t finish,…

Mission Steep

We started our challenge with what we thought would be a short and sweet hike to Mission Peak in Fremont, CA. Taking the Hidden Valley…

Wednesdays with Tchaikovsky

Encountered multiple groups that seemed to be speaking Russian at sunset as I descended Come to find out that on Wednesdays the local Russian folks…

cow pasture hike (mission peak)

This trail was particularly beautiful while steadily climbing to the top. We tried to get an early start on the trail since the weather had…

My first Solo hiking trip!

Since this Peak is very well known, I decided to hiked this alone! First, nothing too hard or difficult on this trail. It’s doable even…

Walk about with friends

This was  a great way trail to start of this challenge. It was been a while since I have been on a hike, so Mission…

Mission Peak

Perfect trail conditions, but busy with people

Hike #1

Good, but tuff hike! Calves definitely HURT for a couple of days after!

Mission Peak

The hike was very strenuous, but such an amazing view from the top. Not one I will repeat, but glad I did it!

Mission Accomplished at Mission Peak!

Definitely one of the most beautiful hikes I have been in Bay Area. A little challenging for sure while coming down more than climbing up.

Cows and Crowds

Started early thinking we could go before it got crowded. That was not the case. Definitely recommend doing this on a weekday because even a…

Happy 81 Birthday Dad

it’s my dads 81st so I dedicate this hike to him .  For all his days of mountain biking , when I see one zoom…

2 Down, 4 to Go!

Very chilly and windy, started just after 730am. Had to start at the college cause the Stanford entrance was already pretty crowded. Did the hike…

Mission Peak

A favorite hike for my 13-month old Pyrenean Shepherd mix! She got to stare longingly at the cows (each maintaining a safe distance from the…

Mission Peak with Pups

A little overcast and breezy, but not bad conditions overall.  Nothing a little Skrewball couldn’t cure.

Team On The Rocks does it again!

6.9 miles / 2080 feet It was a blustery day as our team of fabulous women set out to take this peak.  Shoulders into the…

Mission Peak

A chilly start at 8:30am, but going uphill warmed us all up.  The top was windy and chilly.  Plenty of friendly cows on the green…

Mission Peak

A little cool, but very nice – lots of cows!

Cows, Climbs, and Peaked Oh My!

Fun hike to start our Presidents Week off.   We thought going at 8:30 was pretty early and we would beat the crowds but the…

Girl on a mission!

First summit of the Nor Cal 6 Peak Challenge. Parking lot (40 spaces) already full by 7:30 AM (holiday weekend – Valentines Day) overflow areas…

Mission Peak, Wind and Rain

It was a tale of two different hikes for my friend and I when we reached the summit of Mission Peak. All the way from…

Father and son

Very muddy but was still do able for my 7 year old son.

Riisima

Did you know the famous summit pole is a time capsule, containing a replica Ohlone charm Crystal, a wine bottle, timeless photos, destined for maybe…

A Hike in the Clouds

Started at Ed. R. Levin county park and took the trail up to Monument Peak (2598 ft). Top was cloud-free but clouds moved in as…

Mission to the peak

Great little hike with my best bud up Mission Peak. The weather was beautiful. This was the first out of the six for us and…

Mission Peak!

It was a beautiful sunny day in this challenging trail. Lots of loose gravel on the way up. This was the day I learned I…

Mission Peak I challenge YOU!

It was a beautiful sunny day in this challenging trail. Lots of loose gravel on the way up. This was the day I learned I…

Conquered Mission Peak!

The day was sunny and beautiful and there were many people climbing the mission peak. This was my first 7+ miles hike. I really enjoyed it…

Hum Up Ummers #2

We hiked out to Bald Mountain then up to the top of Mount Umunhum I went down Road a little bit, then passed the Bald…

Mission peak

Great hike. Very windy at the top and some slippery gravel. Many rabbits and cows to view:)

Mission peak

Awesome day. Windy at the top and some slippery gravel going down. Spectacular views.

Just like flying into Oakland Airport!

Fantastic! Although most hikers summit Mission Peak from Ohlone College, we took the longer, more gradual ascent via the Ohlone Wilderness Trail-highly recommend! The east…

Mission Peak

It was a nice sunny day. We tried to park at the Stanford trailhead but it was way too crowded so we went over to…

Mission AccomPeak

The weather today was suitable for hiking, although a bit windy at the peak.

Mission Peak

Gorgeous day for a hike. Ohlone side is longer but an easier hike

Mission Peak

Cold, windy at top, frogs croaking, cows mooing, offroad strollers, mountain bikers, people not knowing to push or pull the gate.. it was an ordinary…

Mission…Complete

It was a beautiful day. Very 🥶🥶 at the top. Great incline to the top.

Pole dancing

Busy day on the trail. Weather was good . The trail was not too muddy . First time I was able to climb the pole…

Mission Peak

Our first of the Norcal 6 Peaks for 2021. Completely the 2019 challenge in December… this years goal is to finish by end of February so…

Mission

Lots of mud, 2hrs up, 1hr 15min down, total 6.9 Miles

Missed the rain up Mission Peak

We started off at approx 10.30 on a Sunday morning. Easy drive and found parking quickly. Chilly once out of car but quickly warmed up…

Leave it to the Cows

The trail was in great condition. Even though there was fog at the top preventing sweeping views, it still felt like I had escaped to…

Foggy, windy Mission Peak hike

Very foggy, windy and cold but a great workout!  LOTS and LOTS of people but with mostly a wide path it was okay.

Mission peak

We started from Ohlone parking garage at 8AM.  It was very cold, foggy and windy. The summit was same weather, so no views.   On…

Mission Peak @ Sunset

I love doing this hike during golden hour and watching the sunset. The views from the top of mission peak are best during this time!…

Mission

Arrived Saturday at 8:00 AM at Ohlone College parking lot with plenty of parking in the garage.  This Peak Trail route is more varied than…

I PEAKed Mission PEAK!

Rolling green hills covered in fog with very low visibility, however it was serene and absolutely gorgeous. Prior to the hike, I read that this…

The Mission

A beautiful day for a hike, clear skies and gentle cool breeze.

Mission (Peak)possible

2nd peak done! I went on a Thursday afternoon and the area was quite busy.  I was not able to find parking in the main…

Mission not so Impossible.

Right from the get go you start your climb. We were lucky that day, parking was free in Ohlone College. Trail is open space so…

Mission Peak

It’s bright and sunny today. Pretty moderate traffic of hikers on the trail.

Mission Peak

Warm and sunny day. Lots of hikers on the trail.

Mission Peak Majesty

Quick hike up and back in just over 2 hours. What made it all worth it was a short video I captured in slow motion…

MLK Day on Mission Peak

It was my first time on Mission Peak and it was packed! I am always glad to see others out enjoying the Bay Area trails,…

Hike with the wind

It was nice outside but super windy. It was a little tough getting up the peak with a large wind blowing at us.

Cows and Free Solo

First hike of the challenge. Saw cows…we joked that the last climb to the peak was a free solo. It was windy and cool. Line…

From the back door

Less crowded trail to the heavy trafficked Mission Peaks. Wide open green pastures and even saw a Mother and her newborn Calf.

Mission (accomplished) Peak

Very pleasant day of hiking with my Lady and two good friends 🙂 – very crowded at the top though

Mission Peak from Sunol

10.5 Mile Hike with my Dood and two friends (Hi Denise & Joy) very nice day for a hike!