San Jose, California
Mission Peak Regional Preserve
Note 5 AM Starting Time
Mission Peak has been a time-honored favorite of Wild Recovery. 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. So if you want a butt kicker to kick off the new year, be at this one.
Directions from San Jose: take Highway 680 North to Fremont, exit Mission Blvd. and head east (go right) for approximately 2 miles to Stanford Ave. Turn right onto Stanford Avenue. We will meet at the staging area. Parking is free but limited so carpooling is another good idea.
Level: 3.5 - Miles: 7.5 - Elevation: 2,100’ Host Nancy S.
This is a sunrise hike! Start time is 5 am, sunrise is 7:30 am. A head light or flash light is highly recommended.
Drive time from San Jose is 30 minutes.
Parking is free but limited. Carpooling is suggested.
Dogs allowed on a leash.