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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…

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.…

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…

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.

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…

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

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 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.

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…

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…

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…

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 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

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

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 – 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.

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…

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

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…

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!

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 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…