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Mission Peak Regional Preserve, Fremont

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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4.4/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web
Mission Peak Regional Preserve is a public park east of Fremont, California, operated by the East Bay Regional Park District. It is the northern summit on a ridge that includes Mount Allison and Monument Peak. Mission Peak has symbolic importance, and is depicted on the logo of the City of Fremont.Hiking and bicyclingThis park borders and overlooks Silicon Valley, and is popular with local hikers, bicyclists, sightseers from the Bay Area, and tourists from beyond for its vista and strenuous climb. The "Mission Peeker" marker pole at the summit is the most famous and geo-tagged landmark in the City of Fremont: a stream of sightseers takes photographs alongside the landmark. The Stanford Avenue entrance receives several thousand visitors per day on weekends. Visitor numbers surged after 2010, and it is the most popular attraction in Fremont.A full six-mile (10 km) round-trip ascent on a popular trail takes two to five hours for walkers, one to one-and-a-half hours for bicyclists and runners. Difficulty with the midday sun, such as dehydration, is not uncommon. Guidelines recommend carrying two liters of water per person, extra water for dogs, and sun protection. Signs prohibit off-trail shortcuts which can cause erosion, and some shortcuts have barbed wire fencing to reduce trespassing.Three trails climb the mountain's northern and western faces. The Hidden Valley Trail which draws the lion's share of visitors and the Peak Meadow Trail both ascend the western face from Stanford Avenue. They have an elevation change of 2100 ft, with panoramic views of the Bay Area but are sun exposed with little shade. The Stanford Avenue entrance has water and restrooms. No food, water bottles or supplies are sold at the park. The Park District is directing visitors to the Peak Trail which starts at Ohlone College. This has an elevation change of 2100 ft, and is 10% longer than the Hidden Valley Trail. The Peak Trail (Ohlone College) entrance has restrooms but no water.
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  • A very good hiking place, ensure you put lots n lots of sunscreen and carry sufficient amount of water as hiking tends to get strenuous...View from from the top is just mesmerizing... 
  • my friend came up visiting the night before and decided to show off his regular routine exercised body by asking to hike on Mission Peak in Fremont. I lived in Fremont and passed by this peak almost e...  read more »
  • Terrific views, challenging trails.Bring water.We hike here to prepare for backpacking and simply to enjoy nature.Easy access from Ohlone College. 
  • Beautiful park. Good medium intensity 2.5-3mile hike to reach the top. Perfect place to see sunset over the Bay Area. Have some water for yourself and your pet. There is a water fountain and portable toilets at the entrance. Parking gets full quickly but can park on the street next to it.
  • This was an awesome hike. It is just steep steep steep and steeeeeeeeeppppppp!!!! I would recommend that, you have 4 bottles of water. Good time to start the hike is at 6:30 AM and try to reach there by 8 AM. You will get the best view as the bay area will be covered with clouds and you are on top of it. It felt like heaven after reaching to the top. Only bad part was there were too many hikers.
  • Not an easy hike by any means, but it's definitely doable. It's a really good workout and gives you a great view of Fremont. I try to come once a week if I can cause there aren't many places to hike around the area that are as intense as this.
  • An amazing hike up to mission peak with a great city views, cows around there, greenery if you go early summer and spring. A strenuous hike but with the workout.
  • Beautiful Place to hike but not on hot day since entire route is exposed. Excellent views from top with multiple Trails. 4 to 6 hours required to complete this. Limited Parking near foothills.ideal time is at 7am to start.
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