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Peak Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.9 (12)

Head to the top of Mission Peak, and beyond.


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3.9

Miles

6.2

KM

74%

Runnable

2,451' 747 m

High

459' 140 m

Low

1,992' 607 m

Up

263' 80 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

33%

Max Grade (18°)

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Runner Notes

Keep an eye out for short sections of rocky trail on both sides leading up to the summit.

Description

This trail affords a well worn route to the summit of Mission Peak. From the summit, visitors will have great views of the bay to the west and north, and the hills off to the east. The approach from the south via the Horse Haven Trail is less traveled and not as steep, though getting to that approach is more challenging.

Connecting to the trail from the north via the Ohlone Wilderness / Hidden Valley Trail is the most popular route and has a steeper approach with a bit of mild scrambling about a half mile from the peak.

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Shared By:

Chris Tallman

Trail Ratings

  3.9 from 12 votes

#7534

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  3.9 from 12 votes
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Trail Rankings

#732

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#7,534

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Photos

Sunset behind San Francisco as seen from Mission Peak in mid-August.
Aug 15, 2016 near Milpitas, CA
Looking north at sunset on a warm July evening. Hills were covered with dry grass from here to Mt. Diablo.
Jul 17, 2019 near Milpitas, CA
Fremont and Hayward from Mission Peak with the windy Ohlone Wilderness Trail in the front
Oct 28, 2017 near Milpitas, CA
Sunset on Mission Peak.
Feb 28, 2016 near Milpitas, CA
Milpitas and Fremont from Mission Peak
Oct 28, 2017 near Milpitas, CA
Winding Ohlone Wilderness Trail
Oct 28, 2017 near Milpitas, CA

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