Title: Mission Peak in Fremont, California, 94539
Preparation: Address: 43600 Mission Blvd., Fremont, CA 94539 ( for Parking) It's Free. Single hiking distance 4 miles if you go through the Ohlone College entrance. Park Hours Park OPEN at Ohlone College Entrance/Parking Lot 43600 Mission Blvd., Fremont - 900 parking spaces: Info - RideShare drop-off site - Daily, year-round - 6:00am - 10:00pm Park OPEN at Stanford Ave. Entrance/Parking Lot and Adjoining Park Area Stanford Avenue Staging Area - 43 parking spaces: Info ( since the space is very limited, suggest you do not take that entrance) - Dec 23 - Mar 31 6:30am - 8:00pm - Apr 1 - Dec 22 6:30am - 9:00pm What to wear and pack: 1. Water, fruits, snacks; 2. Hat, wear good sports shoes. 3. Sun block as needed. It takes about 4.5 hours for the round trip for regular hikers. If you can walk extremely fast without stopping, it might take 2.5 hour or so. The rest area with restrooms is far away from the start point, the Ohlone college parking garage area. After you walk 1.5 to 2 hours, you may be reach the restroom area. A hiker friend named Shree told me the rest area has been built for the parachuting or skydiving people. If it's summer, start early in the morning. There are some shade areas along the hiking path after you walked around 30 or 40 minutes. Some hikers like to use all trails map or Samsung Health if you have Samsung phone to track where you are. But sometimes in certain area you may not have the signal and cannot have any Internet connection. If you have young kids and elders in your family, do not plan to reach the peak. Just hike as much as your family are comfortable with. Even for the adults, if you have no hiking experience, it may take you a few times to practice before you finally reach the peak. Parking; you can drive to the garage of Ohlone college and parking there. During the school break season, such as summer, or weekends, parking is free when there is no class. When you get to the entrance, remember to take a map from a box.
General opinion: If you'd like walking or hiking, it's worth to go. Mission peak is a popular hiking place in the Bay Area, especially in Fremont, San Jose. It's good for Hikers, family with kids whose age is > 8 years old. reference: https://www.ebparks.org/parks/mission/default.htm
Attractions and activities: The are many trails there. Please see details in the map.
Dining: It is a pure natural environment. Bring your own snacks is a good choice.
Commute: Ohlone College Access 43600 Mission Blvd., Fremont, CA. Access from Pine Street or Witherly Lane off Mission Blvd. Both the Peak Trail and the Panorama Trail lead to the Mission Peak summit.
Things I wish I had known before: Start hiking in the morning is better than afternoon, then you get enough time to reach the peak. If you are curious what the peak looks like, see https://socalhiker.net/hiking-to-mission-peak-in-the-east-bay/