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Mission Peak Newbie

My first ever time at Mission Peak. It was a difficult hike for me but I am so proud that I completed it! Trail was…

The most freezingest hike ever!

Dan and I started out from the Ohlone College Parking garage at 8 am. It was 35* F and extremely windy. I had 3 layers…

#4 Mission Peak

Have hiked this one many times, it was fun to complete it as a part of this challenge. Was crowded as always, but a great…

A very windy day

It was a clear and sunny day, which made for some great views. However, it was very windy. We did the loop counter clockwise. We…

Any Way the Wind Goes

Let it blow, let it blow, let it blow. Sunny conditions, cool temperatures, perfect for hiking, but boy, was it ever windy. At the beginning…

Mission Morning

Nice challenging grade for the majority of it!  My mom butt-dialed me right near the summit, which was nice to get to talk with her,…

Made it to top of Mission Peak

Fantastic views at the top of Mission Peak, and able to see pretty much the entire bay from up there – but wow that climb…

eat sleep hike repeat

Lush green pasture, happy adorable cows grazing. Got a very clear sky. The peak was very windy – overall Easy to Medium hike – flattish…

Up, up and up you go!

Absolutely gorgeous hike with green fields and cows grazing.  A beast of a climb up to a gorgeous view at the top.  Well rewarded with…

Rock and Root Crew

The instructions provided on Social Hiker was great.  Our group followed it to the tea.  Total miles for the day was 7+.  It was a…

Rock and Root Hikers

We did 2 hikes this day; the first being Mount Umunhum and the second hike being Mission Peak.  It was very hot on some parts…

Mission Accomplished

Got up early on veterans day to do this hike and beat the crowds.  I hit the trail at 8am and was done by 11am. …

I’m Peaking!

Well little did I know I chose to go during a red flag wind advisory lol. Not only that, I picked the time it would…

Mission Peak Walk Up Run Down

Quick hike up and run down Mission Peak from Mission Peak Trailhead at Hidden Valley. It was hot for SF resident standards; can’t imagine doing…

Mission Peak

Holy hell, don’t go when it’s hot! One person threw up on the way to the peak. They ended up fine so all is well.…

Wellness Wednesday Hike

After having a tough week , my great friend and I decided a evening  hike would be our first summit of our 6 Peak Challenge.…

Sunset Mission Peak

The trails was rocky in areas, but typical MP.  It was a great time to hike, starting around 5;45P and ending around 8P.  The sunset…

Mission Accepted

10.4 mile (2,262 ft elev) Hike to Mission Peak from Sunol Regional Wilderness. Probably our favorite so far. Fall colors and a 360° view at…

Mission Peak hike with Elaine

The Mission Peak trail is mostly a nice, wide trail.  It does narrow and become very steep near the top.  It happened to be a…

Mission Peak

It was a great day for a hike – sunny but not too hot. We spotted a tarantula early on and had an easy time…

Mission Peak #3 of 6

Steep open path so check the weather. great views en route and from the peak!

Mission Peak

First time hiking Mission Peak. This is my 5th climb of the NorCal Six Peaks Challenge. Hiked with my friend Yan. Despite going on a…

Mission Peak Summit

We started the hike in the early afternoon with 2 dogs.  It was uncomfortably sunny and hot going out, but luckily some refreshing breezes cooled…

Mission Peak

Great hike with some pretty neat oak trees!

Mission Peak

Super hot day, zero shade. Thought it was the best hike for a solid workout. Loved the challenge of the section leading up to the…

Mission Peak

Wide fire road trail which was nice and clear. Dog water bowls were attached to each bench station which was awesome since I forgot my…

mission

foggy weather but clear at the top. turkeys, cows, deer, and a coyote.

Hot & Windy Hills

Really one of my favorites for solitude. Today I was gifted by cooling winds over the hot grassy hills, a coyote sighting near the backpacking…

Top of the world

We hiked to the top of mission peak starting at the parking garage of the college.  It was perfect weather.  It took us 75 minutes…

Mission Peak complete

Me and a friend started out fir Mission Peak at 9 am. It was a warm day so we brought our hydro packs with water.…

Very first Peak Hike

One of the most famous hiking spot of Bay Area!! Great workout but not much greenery. Went after a decade and enjoyed the beautiful view…

Rising to the Riisima Challenge

Summited my first of the six NorCal peaks. My pup and I began our hike at 10:30am from the Ohlone College trailhead. The weather was…

Memorial Day hike to Mission Peak

Butterflies, ???? ladybugs, crows, oh my! Only a relatively few people today. Must’ve been too hot for the masses. But it was a good day…

Cool Morning Hike at Mission Peak

It was cold and a little windy in the morning but perfect weather for hiking since Mission Peak doesn’t have any coverage.

Wait what I’m here?

Set an early morning alarm to realize that everyone else in the bay area did the same thing. After making my way to the parking…

Mission Peak

It was very hot, even for May. I did make it to the top though – it took me quite a while, being not in…

Black Mountain – #6

First, some words of caution:  Wow it was hot. 90 at the summit, but at least there was a breeze up there. The trails were…

Three down, Three to go!

Perfect day to on the trail. Not to warm, not too cold. Super windy up top but all good. Definitely felt the slightly steeper Peak…

The one that started it all

After making it up this peak decide that we should attempt the other hikes in the challenge as well!

Mission Peak

a beautiful day for a hike. We arrived early, hiked the ohlone college trailhead. We didn’t encounter too many people until we got closer to…

Mission Accomplished

Arrived early (a little after 7am). Generous parking in the lot at the college.  The hike was beautiful and challenging. This early in the morning…

Mission Peak with dog

Pretty. Lots of friendly dogs. Warm at the end in direct sun and no shade but there was an awesome cool breeze.

Midweek Meandering on Mission Peak

While midweek hikes at distant locales can make for later-than-normal bedtimes on a school night, the clear springtime skies and moderate afternoon temperatures made this…

1st time up Mission Peak

Arrive early, before 7, parking can be a challenge at the Stanford trail head, we opted for a little longer trail and started at Ohlone. …

Clever Mission Peak Hike Name Here!

Luckily found a spot to park at 6:30am on Friday and wanted to take the more difficult route (up Peak Meadow and down Hidden Valley).…

Mission to Mission Peak

I hiked this with a friend on April 20, 2021 and the weather was perfect sunny with a temp of 61°. It was chilly and…

Mission Peak

Beautiful day for a hike.  Foggy morning but it burnt off quickly.  Pleasantly surprised by so many blooming wildflowers.   Even some water in a creek…

Disneyland Peak

We took the longer route, not many people on the trail.  Imagine our surprise when it was fckng disneyland crowds at the top. The trail…

Go before the fog burns off

Holy cow, this trail is busy. We got there at 7:00 a.m on a Saturday and it was full. It’s a good climb with the…

Um, not Umunhum, but Sunol

Since The Ohlone Wilderness trail has re-opened I decided to go for it and hike Rose Peak. Glorious day with flowers everywhere. This was my…

Mission Peak

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

MP with the EMT

Started off early morning, about 7am. This was my 3rd time on this trail, but first time on the Stanford side. I took my best…

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 on a Perfect Bay Area Day

We started at Ohlone College parking lot and headed out on a cool, clear beautiful day. Wildflowers graced our entire hike. We followed the Ridge…

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 with high wind advisory

We had scheduled this day to hike, not paying attention to the wind advisory- good hike, lost and had to recover my Tilley hat half…

Mission Peak

Great day for a hike to the top of Mission Peak. Clear skies and great company!

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

Started off on the trail through grassy Meadows wild flowers blooming on emerald green  hills.. The trail got progressively steeper and once I finally hit…

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 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 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 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…

Mission Peak – 2021 Edition

Celebrating life, and our friend’s 3,000th run streak day, we climbed Mission peak for the second time in one week! This one was memorable.

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…

Miss-My Peak

Shots shots shots on the way up and down. A true St. Paddy’s Day celebration.

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 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…

Mission Peak – the long way up

We started just before 8 AM on a very foggy Saturday. We had arrived at 7:30, hoping to start earlier, but the park/ parking lot…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…