East Bay South - Union City, Fremont, Milpitas

By pjain      Published Jan. 1, 2020, 12:09 a.m. in blog Travel-Workouts-Fitness   

Parks and Hikes on East Bay South


Mission Peak, Milpitas


Estimated Distance of Hike: Seven + miles

Gross Elevation Gain: 2100 ft.

Bring: Two liters of water, lamp, snack, layered clothing, and enthusiasm. Recommend well-fitting boots for traction and ankle support. Hiking poles may be helpful.

Late night eg moonlit hikes

  • Headlamps or flashlights recommended for short sections of the trail but the objective is to enjoy hiking in the moonlight with no or very limited artificial illumination. Level: Moderate ++ (2C) Not a beginner’s hike as this hike will be difficult for new hikers, hikers out of shape or those with phobias about hiking at night. We will stop on a regular basis but must complete the hike by 10pm when the park closes. This means we have 3.5 hours to complete a 7 mile hike with significant elevation gain. If you are unsure about your physical condition, please hike another day where the time required to complete the hike is not an issue. Exiting the park after 10pm can lead to a misdemeanor charge of trespassing by EBRPD.

Directions, Parking

Directions: Ohlone College is located in the City of Fremont on Mission Blvd. Use the Pine Street entrance to minimize drive time.

-Free parking on Mission Blvd. and walk onto campus. If you park off campus, walk up Pine Street until you see the multi-story Ohlone parking garage on your left.

  • Ohlone Parking Structure $ 4.00 parking fee, Free if it is a school holiday

    From the street across from the parking garage at the Peak Trail entrance which is under the large power towers. The trail head is located on the right hand side of the street above the tennis courts. The trail entrance is across the street from the multi-floor parking structure located at the end of Pine Street.

  • The nearest BART station is the Fremont Warm Springs BART Station.


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