MITCNC, HCSF, HCSV Mission Peak Hike

Rising steeply to the east of the city of Fremont, Mission and Monument peaks form a dramatic backdrop to the South Bay.

The determined and conditioned hiker who reaches the top of Mission Peak will be rewarded with views of Mount Hamilton to the south, the Santa Cruz Mountains to the west, Mt. Tamalpais to the north, and Mt. Diablo and the Sierra Nevada to the northeast. Hawks and vultures share the summit airspace with sailplanes riding the thermals, and a down-to-earth herd of feral goats roams the cliffs. The Peak Trail from Ohlone College is an enjoyable hike to the summit that passes a horse corral and through shaded woodlands and open grasslands.

Distance:    ~ 7.3 miles

Elevation Gain:  2145' Strenuous, but a steady grade

Est. Time:   5 hours

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Dogs are permitted in Mission Peak Regional Preserve. Water and restrooms are available at the trailhead. Restrooms are also available about 2.5 miles into the hike. $4 per car to park at Ohlone College. Cash or credit cards are accepted by parking lot vending machines.

Here is a link to the park brochure and trail map:

Channel 7 had a recent story on the Mission Peak hike

What to Bring:  This is a strenuous hike. Have a good breakfast and bring snacks. The trail has relatively little shade so sunblock and a hat are recommended, along with plenty of water (at least 2 quarts per person). It can be breezy at the top so dress in layers. Pack a lunch to eat at the summit. It takes about 5 hours to finish the hike.

Directions: 43600 Mission Blvd, Fremont, CA 94539 - Take exit 16 (Mission Blvd.)from I-680 in Fremont. Head south on Mission Blvd toward Mission San Jose about 1 mile to Ohlone College. Turn left on Pine St. and park in the parking structure on the left just past the baseball field and tennis courts at the intersection of Pine St, Loop Rd, and Aquatic Way. Meet up point is right outside the parking structure. An easier way is to search “Loop Rd & Pine St, Fremont, CA 94539” in your Google Map App

Google Earth coordinates of Ohlone College parking structure:
37¡31'41.47"N  121¡54'55.48"W

Google Earth coordinates of trail head:
37¡31'37.91"N  121¡54'45.11"W

Carpooling: Carpooling is highly recommended. We encourage you to register your car which will give opportunities for alumni who don’t have a car to come. Carpool link:

Rain Policy: If it's raining significantly, the hike is off.  If the weather is ambiguous, we will send out an email on the morning of the hike.

For Harvard Hikers: you will receive an email via your Eventbrite registration.  

For MIT Hikers: please join the email list for notices. You can easily join that email list by going to the web page and clicking on the "Join This Group!" button.  After you're on the list, you'll receive emails about each upcoming hike ~1 week in advance. The volume on that list is very low (~2 emails/month), so spam won't be a problem.

Outdoor events can be quite popular, and we frequently end up with people on the waitlist. To allow as many people to attend as possible, please RSVP only if you definitely plan on attending. If unforeseen circumstances make you unable to attend, please let the event organizer know, so we can give your spot to someone on the waitlist.

Liability Disclaimer: Outdoor events such as hikes, walks, and bike rides are activities that involve the risk of property loss and personal injury, including but not limited to permanent disability and death. By registering or participating in this event ("Activity"), you and your estate agree to waive any and all claims of liability against the Harvard Club of San Francisco, the Harvard Club of Silicon Valley, and other co-hosting clubs, if any (the "Clubs"), the Clubs' officers, event organizers, volunteers, agents, and affiliates for any and all injury or damages that you may experience. You and your estate further agree to indemnify the Clubs, the Clubs' officers, event organizers, volunteers, agents, and affiliates against any and all claims brought by third parties who allege that you are legally responsible for property loss and/or personal injury during an Activity. You agree to assume all risk of personal injury, death, or property loss that might result from participation in the Activity.

Date and Time:
Saturday, Jan 25th, 2020
10 AM - 2 PM

Meeting & Ending Point
Loop Rd & Pine St, Fremont, CA 94539
Please park in the parking structure. Meet right outside the parking structure.

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Organizer Contact Info:
Harvard Hikers: Alive Xiao (347) four three nine eight six eight nine
MIT Hikers: Paul Kuzmenko (925) four eight seven nine seven one one

Registration Limit: 20 per school. 40 total.

Registration Deadline: Friday, Jan 24th Midnight