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Mission Peak Loop from Stanford Avenue Staging Area

Fremont, California



5.97 miles

Elevation Gain

2083 ft

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Mission Peak Loop, located in Fremont, California, is a popular hiking trail that starts from the Stanford Avenue Staging Area. This 5.97-mile loop trail is rated as difficult, with a steep incline that challenges even seasoned hikers. The trail offers panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay, Silicon Valley, and on clear days, the Sierra Nevada mountains. The trail is well-marked and maintained, with a variety of terrain including grassy hills, rocky paths, and dirt trails. The peak of the trail features a pole that has become a popular photo spot for hikers. Wildlife sightings, including cows and birds, are common along the trail. Hikers are advised to start early to avoid the heat and to bring plenty of water. The trail can be crowded, especially on weekends, so weekday hikes are recommended for those seeking a quieter hike. Parking is limited at the Stanford Avenue Staging Area, with additional parking available on nearby streets.
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