We will meet at the Stanford Ave parking lot at 5:30pm for this strenuous and fast paced conditioning hike. 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 should be back at the parking lot around 8:30 p.m. This event covers 6+ miles and 2,300 ft of cumulative elevation gain, and is not a beginner hike. Mission Peak is very unpredictable at the top, so dress in layers, and a consider bringing a warm drink to enjoy while taking in
the view from the top. It will be dark when we return, so bring a flashlight.
To get there, from Hwy 680 take Exit 12 for Mission Blvd. East. Merge onto
Mission Blvd. Turn right onto Stanford Ave. Stanford Ave dead ends at the
parking lot. The parking lot is often full, and you may need to park up to
1/4 mile from the trailhead. As a courtesy to your fellow hikers,
please arrive early, and allow time to find a parking space.