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Mission Peak Hike-- via Horse Heaven Trail 6.5mi / 2500ft [Sunday 9/15]

Last Minute, schedule just freed up. For tomorrow, Sunday 9/15. Hope you can still join.

* We will follow a loop by going up via the Horse Heaven Trail and returning via the main route, Peak Trail to Hidden ValleyTrail

We meet at the Stanford Avenue entrance by the picnic table.
This is a strenuous hike with a constant uphill climb until you reach the summit. We do not take breaks until we reach the summit. The elevation gain is 2500 ft and the hike duration is approximately 2 1/2- 3 hours.

This hike is not for beginners.

Free parking is available at 2098 Stanford Avenue although space is limited. Street parking is available on Stanford Avenue between Mission and Vineyard.

Finding a parking spot usually takes about 15-20 minutes. Plan accordingly.

Some people have gotten lost using their GPS. Please follow these directions.


From Oakland, CA

1.Take 880 South

2. Exit on #12/WARREN AVE/MISSION BLVD onto MISSION BLVD(CA-262 E), go 2 miles

3. Turn right on Stanford Ave

From San Jose, CA

1. Take 880 North

2. Exit on 12A/MISSION BLVD/SACRAMENTO onto MISSION BLVD(CA-262 E), go 2 miles

3. Turn right n Stanford Ave

Ensure that you have plenty of water before embarking on this hike. The trail offers virtually no shade.

Trail Map:


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  • Kenny L.

    Thanks for organized the hiking and detailed info. I managed to find a parking spot with the detailed driving direction. I appreciate that.
    I wasnt pay attention on the meet up time. I arrived at 615am and reached the peak at 745am . Hope to see you all next time

    September 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    i hiked this today before looking around on meetup tonight for hiking groups. from 9:55am it took me 65 min to summit. just really sad that i drove over a squirrel on the mission blvd offramp to get here... :,( hope you all had fun.

    September 15, 2013

  • Joyce L.

    Thanks for inviting me but I have plan for every Sunday morning. Again thank you.

    September 15, 2013

  • Jaw-knee J.

    I plan to be there at 630 meeting with friends. Meet me at the bench. Moving out by 7.

    September 14, 2013

    • Prashanth G.

      are we starting @9:45 or 7?

      September 14, 2013

    • Heidi N

      9:45am with this particular meetup group

      September 14, 2013

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