Mission Peak, Fremont, California
Images from a hike along Stanford Trail to Mission Peak, Fremont, California

View of Mission Peak, (Fremont, CA) from Stanford Trailhead - 
  View of Mission Peak, (Fremont, CA) from Stanford Trailhead -
Stanford trail is the most popular trail to hike to the Mission Peak in Fremont, CA. It is about 2.5 miles long. It is a moderately difficult trail, if you stick to the trail which is what everyone should do. Taking shortcuts makes the hike very strenuous and and scars the beauty of the hillside, especially in spring.

The trailhead starts at the parking lot at the east end of Stanford Avenue. There is no drinking water on this trail. There is one primitive restroom at the trailhead and another almost at the top.

View of the East Bay on a cloudy and stormy day - 
  View of the East Bay on a cloudy and stormy day -
Hiking along the mission peak offers beautiful views of the East and South-east SFO bay area.
Someone's creation on Stanford trail - 
  Someone's creation on Stanford trail -
View from Mission Peak - 
  View from Mission Peak -
View of the summit from halfway along the trail - 
  View of the summit from halfway along the trail -
More views of Fremont - 
  More views of Fremont -
View of South Bay from Stanford Trail - 
  View of South Bay from Stanford Trail -
Appraching the base of the summit - 
  Appraching the base of the summit -
Here the trail branches. You can reach the summit by taking Grove trail (to the right) or the Peak trail (to the left).
View of Mission Peak - 
  View of Mission Peak -
This rocky hillside and the slope are colored orange-yellow with California poppy flowers during the blooming season (March-April).
Raining in South Bay - 
  Raining in South Bay -
It snowed in most east bay hills in the third week of Feb 2006. There was some dusting on the Mission Peak which disappeared pretty fast after only a few hours of sunshine and warm weather.
More rain in South Bay - 
  More rain in South Bay -
First view of snow-covered east bay hills - 
  First view of snow-covered east bay hills -
As you cross the ridge along the peak trail, you get to see the snow-covered east bay hills.
View of the peak - 
  View of the peak -
At the top of Mission Peak - 
  At the top of Mission Peak -
It was still raining in South Bay. It was windy and cold at the top. The temperature was around 45 deg F.
Eastern view from Mission Peak - 
  Eastern view from Mission Peak -
Southern View from Mission Peak - 
  Southern View from Mission Peak -
Rain picks up east of Mission Peak - 
  Rain picks up east of Mission Peak -
More pictures of rain in the south bay - 
  More pictures of rain in the south bay -


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