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AceSierraUgh  Sucess!

AceSierra

I've done this hike twice, both times way too crowded. There's a crowd in the parking lot, a crowd on the trail, a crowd at the summit. Take the trails to the right (east), far fewer people, slightly more isolated. Surprisingly steep. The second time was done in a monster wind storm, I have a few pics doing that leaning forward move, from Michael Jackson's Smooth Criminal video lol!
Posted Aug 8, 2013 6:25 pm

pBergFirst Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2011
First time ever hiking. Back then, the route was tough! Funny how time flies.
Posted Jul 2, 2013 6:36 pm

BCLFrom Stanford Ave  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 27, 2013

BCL

This peak is crazy busy. Got lucky and got a front row parking spot. Good workout.
Posted Apr 27, 2013 6:28 pm

Larry LavertyGreat Training Walk  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 17, 2012

Larry Laverty

Seems to be a common place for folks to keep in shape or train for other ventures. Each time I visit, there seem to be more and more people on the mountain so its clearly not going unappreciated for its continuous elevation gain and outstanding view of the South Bay.
Posted Mar 28, 2013 7:51 pm

bennovakMain Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 6, 2013

bennovak

Real nice climb, top was in clouds so Ill need to come back for the view.
Posted Jan 6, 2013 11:46 pm

AlphaRomeroFirst CA peak!
Date Climbed: Apr 15, 1989

AlphaRomero

My first peak in CA! I was living in Sacramento adn visiting friends in Palo Alto. A group of riends took me here on a full moon hike. Awesome! Been back a few times since.
Posted Dec 24, 2012 1:20 am

heyitsmemp  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2012

heyitsme

love this hike, basic and to the point. ran/quick walk up and run down at least weekly for tri and ultra training and just for kicks.
Posted Aug 4, 2012 8:28 pm

JaneSunset hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 21, 2012
Climbed Mission Peak on a weekday after work to see the sunset from the top. It was great! Much less hot than going up during the heat of the day, and there are less crowds. Here is a more detailed report:
http://blog.compasstales.com/2012/06/28/sunset-at-mission-peak/
Posted Jul 3, 2012 12:02 pm

RyanCampagnagood training  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 31, 2012

RyanCampagna

45lb pack and mountaineering boots - good for training, but hot!
Posted Jul 2, 2012 7:04 pm

Zegood training hike  Sucess!

Ze

despite the crowds on top, the Horse Heaven trail is less used and some nice really steep sections to work the legs.
Posted Jun 3, 2012 12:03 am

ckerthOhlone Wilderness Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2012

ckerth

Climbed on the first day of a two-day trip along the Ohlone Wilderness Trail, from Standford Avenue to Lake Del Valle.
Posted Apr 25, 2012 4:47 pm

calipidderAnother Trifecta hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 14, 2006

calipidder

I love the ridge hike from Ed Levin, combined with Monument Peak.
Posted Apr 23, 2012 10:00 pm

cdogafter xmas hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2011

cdog

Hiked up Mission Peak with my wife and dogs on a nice warm December day. Saw lots of people on the hike up Hidden Valley Trail, so we opted to traverse the peak and loop-hike down Horse Heaven & Peak Meadow Trails on the way down. There were significantly fewer people on this route which was nice, and only 1/2 mile longer than the ascent path.
This was at least my 3rd time up, and the 1st was the most memorable. In 1989, at the age of 11, I hiked with my Scout troop. We backpacked up and over the peak, then beyond into Sunol Wilderness. Since we hiked late into the evening and might have gotten lost once or twice, this historical trip was deemed the "Death March"; definitely a character builder. "Only 6 more miles" was the infamous phrase started on this trip and used, usually with some sarcasm and sighs, still to this day.
Anyhow, it's a fun, easy, and classic Bay Area hike with some great personal memories.
Posted Dec 30, 2011 1:13 am

LincolnBCrowded  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 2011

LincolnB

The most crowded peak I've ever been up -- arrived before 6am and got the last spot in the parking lot. Saw literally hundreds of people -- just finding privacy to pee was a problem. Climbed it 25 years ago and had it to myself; but now it seems to be the thing to do for church groups etc.
Posted Dec 3, 2011 9:03 am

jonathanlukNice Bay Area day hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2010

jonathanluk

Did it while training for Mt Whitney, carried my 3-year old most of the way.
Posted Oct 29, 2011 4:07 am

labglovesHot day from Stanford Ave  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2011

labgloves

Lots of beautiful hawks to be seen.
Posted Sep 4, 2011 5:38 pm

Vitaliy M.Many times  Sucess!

Vitaliy M.

Used it as a workout to train for Denali. 5 gallons of water and multiple trips up..highest was 4 in a day
Posted Jul 1, 2011 2:47 pm

mooheadLove this hike  Sucess!

moohead

I love hiking this trail up to Mission Peak. Like others have said, it's a good training hike for longer, harder hikes. Don't forget the sunscreen!
Posted Jun 26, 2011 4:53 pm

TrawinskiGreat Training Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 5, 2005

Trawinski

Used to do this as a training hike all the time. Haven't been back in a while.
Posted Jun 6, 2011 10:28 am

boyblueMany times  Sucess!

boyblue

First time in 1980 from Stanford Ave. The park was brand new and I had the whole peak to myself. Started using it for training in the early '90s. Usually went up once a day before work- twice on Saturdays and/or Sundays. Wish I was still in that kind of shape!
Posted May 18, 2011 9:37 pm

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