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Hidden Valley Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

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2.5 mile 4.1 kilometer point to point
70% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,593' 486 m
Descent: -1' 0 m
High: 1,985' 605 m
Low: 393' 120 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 12% (7°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)

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A popular steady climb at Mission Peak.

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For runners this is a challenge. This route connects to the Peak Trail which leads to the summit and is a much harder climb compared to the Ohlone College route. You'll need both physical and mental preparation.

Description

Going up to Mission Peak using the Stanford Avenue entrance for hikers is a benchmark. As soon as you hit the first cattle gate, you'll find yourself already heading uphill and things keep going steadily from there. The trail doesn't have any shade which you'll miss on a hot day. However, it does have a few vista points with benches. The view down to the bay is pretty rewarding.

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Apr 30, 2019
Dan Hardin
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Hey there – just enjoying lunch with a view, huh?
Jul 6, 2017 near Milpitas, CA
View from Ohlone Wilderness Trail.
Mar 4, 2016 near Milpitas, CA
Looking over the bay.
Feb 28, 2016 near Milpitas, CA
The skyline is easy to see from way up here on the Hidden Valley Trail.
Mar 10, 2016 near Milpitas, CA
Mission Peak Regional Preserve.
Mar 10, 2016 near Milpitas, CA
Overlooking the Bay with some bovine company.
Mar 10, 2016 near Milpitas, CA

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