Mission Peak

Life's a climb but the view is great!

Mission Peak Regional Preserve is a public park east of Fremont, for is location is easily accessible from several areas of the BAY: Berkeley, Mountain View and San Jose...

On top of the mountain there is the iconic "Mission Peeker" pole. The marker now functions as a standalone cultural monument, and draws thousands of weekly sightseers and tourists that make it the most photographed artifact in southern Alameda County and the top tourist attraction in Fremont.



The trail is six mile round-trip, with an elevation gain of 2200 feet. Hike up Mission Peak is not for the faint of heart, but when you get to the top you're paid off by the wonderful view of San Francisco, San Matteo, Oakland and sometimes also the Sierra Nevada.

The Park is completely exposed. It is however cautious not to do the hike when it is very hot! Every year, several dogs die of heat stroke and dehydration at Mission Peak and many hikers suffer injuries, as well.

Bring at least 2 liters of water for you and your dog.

One week before my hike a snake bit an hiker read more.

The snakes are more active during the summer, when the weather is very hot.

What you need to Know:

Parking can be a challange...

Mission Peak is a multi-use Park, I saw cows, dogs, and people running...

Cell phones don't work in the park ;)

Mission Peak Moon Light Hike
Mission Peak Moon Light Hike
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