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bctahoe75Rose Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2013

bctahoe75

I started this two day hike from Ohlone college. First up was Mission Peak/Sunol/Rose Peak. After spending some time on top of Rose Peak, my friend and I came down a bit and found a suitable campsite. Next morning we headed for Del Valle, with several detours along the way which my friend wanted me to see. Overall, a very nice hike and definitely not hard for a fit hiker! I don't know the total miles...I am guessing 25+!
Posted Oct 3, 2013 11:35 am

ezrider408Rose Peak via Del Valle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 6, 2013
Was foggy on top and could barely see anything. Wandered off the trail a bit, into private property. Ended up doing a total of 24.68 miles.

Going back again via Sunol to sign the log on the peak.
Posted Apr 10, 2013 9:25 pm

AlphaRomeroGreat hike!
Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2011

AlphaRomero

Passed thru here with Michael and Joe. Our primary goal was Murietta Falls in the spring!
Posted Dec 24, 2012 12:45 pm

trexkerryBeen here several times  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2011
Did the Rose Peak/Discover Peak double from Del Valle, also ran up Rose while doing the full Ohlone trail as a dayhike.
Posted Jul 29, 2012 4:22 pm

georgemSunol to Rose Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2012
Ran/Hiked the Ohlone trail from Sunol to Rose Peak, though used the Camp Ohlone road/backpack trail to shave a little time and climbing. Time to Rose Peak was 2:05. Knackered on the way down and took nearly 2 full hours for a total of 4:05 including 10 minute summit break and 5-10 minute detour to Maggie's for water.

Two questions for the page:
1. The detour through "insult gulch" around mile 7-8 feels unnecessary. Anyone know why the trail does not follow the obvious route of the ridge?
2. Anyone drink Maggie's campsite water untreated? A fellow hiker once told me it's safe but the park signs indicate otherwise.

Best,
GWM
Posted Jul 6, 2012 7:53 pm

BrendanHickeySunol out and back  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2012

BrendanHickey

Long hot day on the Ohlone trail. Saw a rattlesnake basking on the trail, two other non-venomous snakes, a fox, and lots of squirrels.
Posted Apr 30, 2012 6:48 pm

ckerthOhlone Wilderness Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 22, 2012

ckerth

Climbed on the second day of a two-day trip along the Ohlone Wilderness Trail, from Standford Avenue to Lake Del Valle.
Posted Apr 25, 2012 4:49 pm

thexcatFrom Del Valle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 14, 2011

thexcat

From Del Valle with aj and tang. 4 hrs to summit at slow pace. 2 hrs return at a brisk pace (some jogging). Additional 4hrs for aj and tang since they got lost and aj had knee pains.
Posted May 16, 2011 12:26 am

calipidderFrom Sunol   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 12, 2011

calipidder

Absolutely perfect day for a hike. Cool with clear skies made the trek really enjoyable. Followed Camp Ohlone Road to trail to Backpack Camp then followed ridge (Ohlone Trail) all the way to the summit.

On the way back down I took the trail labeled "Bluff Trail" on the Ohlone Wilderness map to connect back to Camp Ohlone Road. Ran into some land owners who said the SF water district land was closed back there and I was risking a ticket, but the Ohlone Map (the one you get as the permit) says just to stay on trail in SFWD land, it says nothing about it being closed to foot traffic. Figured they were just saying things to keep people out. There was no signage saying otherwise either. Until I got to the gate on Camp Ohlone Road as I was hiking out where there *is* a sign saying no trespassing, etc. So not sure what the 'rules' are - if you care about those kind of things and want to hike this route you might want to check with a ranger when you get the map.

Posted Mar 13, 2011 1:44 pm

SagecalHidden Gem  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2011

Sagecal

Honest I do have some lamentations on those people, East Bay Residents, who never go there or at least do a hike to get on Mission Peak. It is one of most beautiful places in the world, I tell you.
It took me 16 hours to complete the whole Ohlone Trail in a single day. It is knee wrecker trail but yet very rewarding.
Posted Mar 9, 2011 7:46 pm

David NaylorReservoir near Rose Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 4, 2008

David Naylor

3 day backpacking trip on Ohlone Wilderness trail, last night at Maggie half acre. Enjoyable late spring trip.
Posted Jun 2, 2010 1:47 am

mrchad9Sunol Park  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 24, 2007

mrchad9

Long, scenic hike from Sunol Park.
Posted May 9, 2010 6:46 am

CWesselsOhlone Trail   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 7, 2009

CWessels

From Del Valle. This trail is AWESOME in the cool of winter! And this peak feels very remote, especially when fog lines the valley below. Highly recommend if your in the Bay Area and looking for adventure.
Posted Sep 25, 2009 9:30 pm

hauntedbymediocrityRoute from Sunol  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 28, 2009

hauntedbymediocrity

Beautiful green hills with clear skies for miles. Cows watched my wife and me as we took about 7 total hours to complete the trip. I disagree with the "anticlimactic" aspect of the peak; we found it quite nice. Nice view of the Sierras and surrounding ranges too.
Posted Mar 17, 2009 2:02 pm

RyanCampagnaOhlone Trail from Del Valle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2008

RyanCampagna

Good trip through the Ohlone wilderness trail with my younger bro. Started in Livermore at Del Valle, hike goes uphill steep and fast. Not much time to warm up, just get after it... Camped out at Maggie's, killer sunset up there with a bit of a haze from recent fires, but not too bad on the lungs. How many cows are on this trail?! The one with the white mohawk was giving me the stink eye. Thought he might charge. Would have made a tasty steak.
Posted Aug 18, 2008 7:14 pm

Dangers PopFrom Del Valle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 3, 2008

Dangers Pop

Nice day with few other hikers out on the trail. Weather was near perfect. Views were little hazy. Due to the dry spring most wild flowers were gone for the season.
Posted May 4, 2008 12:26 pm

rhyangfrom Sunol  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 2, 2008

rhyang

Another bay area 'peak' I've done over and over in past years.

Clear but windy today, gusts to 35-40mph on the ridges. ~20 miles / 3800' gain in 6 hours 20 minutes.
Posted Mar 2, 2008 10:31 pm

SFMountaineerOhlone Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 20, 2008

SFMountaineer

Did the 28 mile Ohlone Wilderness Trail in two days, starting from Stanford Ave. A really fantastic hike. However, clouds rolled in on day 2 and the view from the summit were nil. Still, it was quite eerie (and cold) up there, with dozens of knarley oaks surrounding us in the dense fog. The total silence of the fog, with the exception of drops of condensation falling from the oaks, was a unique experience. Will return in spring and climb from Sunol. Was able to see the beautiful landscape from Sunol to the backpacker's camp, but pretty much missed the vistas from the backpacker's camp to Rose Peak.
Posted Jan 24, 2008 2:47 pm

emilieOhlone Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2006

emilie

i've done the ohlone traverse twice (del valle to sunol) and really enjoyed it. it's a wonderful long day - choose your hiking partner wisely. :-)
Posted Dec 27, 2007 6:54 pm

panweilinOhlone Wilderness Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2007

panweilin

Del Valle -> Rose Peak -> Sunol -> Mission Peak -> Stanford Avenue TH (total 28 miles, 6500 ft elevation gain)
Posted Oct 25, 2007 3:23 pm

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