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Join us from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 6 for a Saturday morning hike at the popular Mission Peak in Fremont to get to know other sisters in the community and enjoy the great outdoors.
  • When: Saturday, Nov. 6
  • Time: 7 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • Carpool : No carpool available for this hike.
  • Location: Mission Peak, Fremont from Ohlone College side.
  • Distance: Around 7.6 miles and not stroller friendly unless you have a jogger stroller
  • All Trails: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/mission-peak-from-ohlone-college
  • Parking Fee: $5 in the Ohlone College Parking Structure across the trailhead or street parking is free but it is a quarter mile walk to trail head.
  • Difficulty: Hard with lot of elevation. Please refer to all trails map to see hike difficulty, If you are first time hiker it might be little difficult.
  • Misc: Please wear comfortable walking/hiking shoes, carry enough water, small snack, hat, sunglasses and hiking poles if you have.
  • RSVP: Message Hike Leader Aparna Khan at  hiking@mcceastbay.org with your name & cell phone number by Friday, November 5 to RSVP.

Please come prepared with water, snack and hiking/running shoes.

On the day of the hike, if you have trouble finding the group, please call or text Hike Leader Sr. Aparna Khan at (408) 480-6584. Please remember that we cannot hold all the group so we request you to please be on time.

For future hikes, please subscribe to the MCC newsletter and/or add your phone number to the Women’s Hiking WhatsUp group.

Please wear comfortable walking/hiking shoes, carry water bottle, small snack, hat, sunglasses and hiking poles if you have.

Mission Peak from Ohlone College is a 7.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Fremont, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Questions? hiking@mcceastbay.org

Park Features: Mission Peak gets throngs of hikers but only savvy trekkers take this route to the summit — an eight-mile out-and-back that stretches out the 2,000-foot ascent to the summit (the most-popular route ascends a similar height in a 5.2-mile out-and-back). This gradual route is a less-strenuous option for hiking to the top of the popular East Bay peak. It starts from the parking lot at Ohlone College along Mission Boulevard in Fremont, California. Just one trail — the aptly named Peak Trail — curves and climbs its way to the 2,517-foot summit of Mission Peak. (From the parking lot, look for a sign pointing to Ohlone Trail). Abundant parking at Ohlone College on the weekend makes this trailhead a welcome alternative to the Stanford Avenue entrance which fills quickly. There’s also a bit more shade on this route compared to other trails to the summit. Impressive views of the Diablo Range and San Francisco Bay open up on the way up. Don’t be surprised if you see deer and coyotes the ground and raptors and vultures soaring overhead. Best time to go: Springtime when the hills are green and the wildflowers are blooming. Winter’s the next-best time, especially if the peak gets a dusting of snow. Fall is OK; summer’s too hot during the day, but many hikers hit the summit at sunset and hike down after dark (best done under a full moon). NO bikes are allowed on this trail. Parking Fee: $4

Photos from September 4, 2021 hike to Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park