San Jose, California
Misssion Peak Alameda County
Mission Peak has been a time honored favorite of Wild Recovery. For the past couple of years we have climbed this peak to start off the New Year. This year we will go back to Mission Peak,though we'd thought to try something different. We will meet at the usual parking lot off Stanford Ave. at an earlier time of 9:30 AM. We will then leave half our cars and carpool to the Ohlone College campus where we will join Peak Trail/Bay Area Ridge Trail. This trail takes us through some lovely terrain along the back end. We will summit and hike down the front.
Directions: From San Jose: Take either I-880 or I-680 North and exit Mission Blvd. From 880 go 1.2 miles, from 680 go .7 miles and turn right on Stanford Av. Go .6 miles to the staging area. Parking is free but limited.
Drive Time 30 Minutes - Parking Free But Limited- Dogs OK on leash
Level 3.5 - Miles 6.5 - Elevation 1700 Ft Host: Susan D.
RECOMMENDED: Plan for wet weather. Wear layers and prepare for quick changes in temperature.