San Jose, California
Mission Peak has been a time-honored favorite of Wild Recovery. For the past few years we have climbed this peak
to start off the New Year.
Rising steeply to the east behind the city of Fremont, Mission and Monument peaks form a dramatic backdrop to the South Bay. Mission Peak has been described as one of the Bay Area's most underrated summits. The determined hiker who reaches its top will be rewarded with views of Mount Hamilton to the south, the Santa Cruz Mountains to the west, Mt. Tamalpais to the north, and Mt. Diablo and the Sierra Nevada to the northeast. Hawks and vultures share the summit airspace with sailplanes riding the thermals
This hike Is up Mission Peak starting at the gate and following the Hidden Valley Trail to the summit of Mission peak.
We will have our meeting and then loop back down Horse Heaven Trail which turns into Peak Meadow Trail and end back at the gate.
Directions: From San Jose: Take either I-880 or I-680 north and exit Mission Blvd.
From 880 1.2 miles, from 680 go 0.7 miles and turn right on Stanford Ave. Go 0.6 miles to the staging area.
Drive time 45 minutes,Parking-Free but limited, Dogs Allowed on leash
Level: 3.5 - Miles: 7.5 - Elevation - 2000 Host - Gloria V.
RECOMMENDED: Wear layers and prepare for quick changes in temperature.
Trail Map: http://www.ebparks.org/files/EBRPD_files/brochure/mission_peak_map.pdf