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Mission Peak Hike
Mission Peak, rises 2,517 feet above sea level in Fremont, CA, and is part of the Diablo Range in the East and South Bay. Mission along with its sister peaks, Mount Allison and Monument Peak are located in Mission Peak Regional Preserve, and is part of the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD). Mission Peak along with Mount Allison and Monument Peak are mostly covered with grasslands where cattle graze, and native oak/bay trees in canyons. HIKING DESCRIPTION AND ESSENTIALS HIKING LEVEL:Advanced or hard due to steady climb up the mountain. DISTANCE: About 8 miles total, an out and back hike. ELEVATION: 2,000 feet gain. HIKEING TIME: About 4 hrs. HIKING ROUTE: We will start from the parking lots at Ohlone College and cross Pine ST, then turn left and walk along the right side of Pine Street to the trailhead at the first gate. We will get maps(if any), possibly read the board and signs about info for Mission Peak Regional Preserve. After getting maps and reading info about Mission Peak Regional Preserve, we will go through the first gate and head out on the YSC Trail, then go through the second gate and turn right onto the Peak Trail which climbs, curves, and turns as we mostly ascend for about 3.5 miles with a 2,000 feet elevation gain through oak woodlands, grasslands where cattle graze, and nearby rural communities. Once we reach the summit of Mission Peak, we will be rewarded with a 360 view of mostly the San Francisco Bay Area. Once we have lunch, rest, and enjoyed the 360 view at Mission Peak, then we will descent 2,000 feet down the same route back to the parking lots of Ohlone College for about 4 miles. HIKING ESSENTIALS: Bring layed clothing in case of fog/overcast, sun protection gear, 2 litter water, snacks, small lunch, electrolytes, first aid kit, hiking boots/or shoes, and optional hiking poles. Dogs are allowed. TRANSPORTATION AND MEETING TIMES CARPOOL LOCATION AND TIME: Meet 7:30am at 11th and P St in Downtown Sacramento if you want to carpool, or drive and take passengers. Suggested carpool gas money, $4 per hour. For those meeting at the trailhead or Onlone College's parking lots, meet there at approximately 9:30am in Ohlone College's G or H parking lot, or Mission Peak Regional Preserve Trailhead next to the college in Fremont, CA. The address for Ohlone College is 43600 Mission Blvd, Fremont, CA 94539. $4 fee to park at college's parking lot or free along Mission Blvd. DRIVING TIME: 1 hour and 40 minutes (3 hours and 20 minutes roundtrip if there is no traffic). DRIVING DIRECTIONS: From 11th and P St in Downtown Sacramento ; 1. Head west on P St toward 10th, 2. Keep left at fork, follow signs for US 99, 3. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for I-80 West/San Francisco and merge onto I-80BUS/US 50 west, 4.Merge onto US-50 westbound, 5.Continue onto 1-80BUS/US-50 west, 6.Merge onto I-80 westbound, 7.Use right 2 lanes to take the I-680 exit toward Benicia/San Jose, 8. Continue onto I-680 southbound, 9. Take the Mission Blvd exit/CA 238, 10. Turn left onto Mission Blvd, 11. Turn left onto Witherly lane, 12. And finally the parking lots of Ohlone College will be to your right. The address for Ohlone College is 43600 Mission Blvd, Fremont, CA 94539 ESTIMATED ARRIVAL TIME AT THE TRAILHEAD: Arrival time approximately 9:30am after a 1 hour and 40 minute drive/carpool ride, and a 15 minute stop at a gas station/coffee shop/grocery store along the way. REFERENCE AND LEAVE NO TRACE PRINCIPLES: Information about hiking, walking your dog or mountain biking can be found on the following links below; http://www.ebparks.org/#gsc.tab=0, andhttp://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/ohlone-college-to-mission-peak https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/leave-no-trace.html

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P St & 11th St · Sacramento, CA

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