Mission Peak Hike-- 6 miles, 2100 elevation gain

Rain will cancel the hike, but not light showers.

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 2100 ft and the hike duration is approximately 2 1/2 hours. This is an out-and-back hike. The trail is a well maintained gravel base until the last half mile. From this point the trail is hard pack dirt and rocky.

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.

Arrive at 8:45 to find parking and be ready to hike at 9 a.m.


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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  • Sanjay

    Nice fellow hikers, great workout. Thanks for organizing the hike, Martha. Looking forward to the next hike.

    November 27, 2012

  • Ross

    Coming from Sunnyvale and can go by PA. Let me know if interested

    November 23, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ross-- sure! Do you want to talk details via email or phone?

      November 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is anyone coming from Palo Alto? Looking for a ride.

    November 23, 2012

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