“The extra steep way to climb up to Mission Peak.”
— Chris Tallman
Views · Wildlife
Park hours are strictly enforced. Visitors found inside the park, entrance area, and parking lot after posted hours will be subject to citation and or arrest. Citations cost a minimum of $300.
Parking at Ohlone College:
-- Daily, year round from 6am - 10pm
Parking at Stanford Ave:
-- Dec 23 - Mar 31 from 6:30am - 8pm
-- Apr 1 - Dec 22 from 6:30am - 9pm
Only strong runners will be running this trail, most likely you'll be power hiking.
The trail branches off of the Peak Meadow Trail
half way up the mountain, and climbs up one of the steepest sections on the way to the summit of Mission Peak. It will test you, and is far less traveled, so there are rewards for taking on the steepness. Enjoy taking in the view while catching your breath and leaving the (sometimes) crowds to the easier Hidden Valley section. After the initial steep pitch, the trail does level off some and becomes navigable again up to the next intersection.
Flora & Fauna
Cows, yep they're over here also, and they tend to look at you like you're an alien while running up the trail.