Rose Peak Climber's Log

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rhyang - Mar 2, 2008 10:31 pm Date Climbed: Mar 2, 2008

from Sunol  Sucess!

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.


SFMountaineer - Jan 24, 2008 2:47 pm Date Climbed: Jan 20, 2008

Ohlone Trail  Sucess!

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.


emilie - Dec 27, 2007 6:54 pm Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2006

Ohlone Traverse  Sucess!

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. :-)


panweilin - Oct 25, 2007 3:23 pm Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2007

Ohlone Wilderness Traverse  Sucess!

Del Valle -> Rose Peak -> Sunol -> Mission Peak -> Stanford Avenue TH (total 28 miles, 6500 ft elevation gain)


WeatherMan - Jul 11, 2007 2:14 am Date Climbed: May 15, 2007

Long Day... not for summer  Sucess!

Starting from Geary Rd and the Horse barns, this hike rounds out at just over 20mi. There is a lot of exposure, and almost no water after the springtime, so be sure to BYOS(shade). This is a great hike to train for long trips, it offers distance, climbs, and off-season accesability.


Jonodo - Jan 16, 2007 11:03 pm Date Climbed: Jan 16, 2007

Del Valle Park  Sucess!

That was a lot of uphill!! I started out with the intention of making this a trail run, but found I had to walk all of the uphill. I can't believe how steep some parts of the trail were. At least I was able to run the flats and downhill. Left from Del Valle Park at 7:30 am and summited at 10:00 am. The way back was much more pleasant. No wildflowers this time of year.


cthomson - Dec 29, 2006 6:37 am Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2003

strollin'  Sucess!

A nice stroll with the cows.

Peak Baguette

Peak Baguette - Nov 8, 2006 6:43 am Date Climbed: Nov 7, 2006

Route: Ohlone Trail from Del Valle, Date: 11.07.06  Sucess!

It sure felt like a lot of up & down, confirmed by 5979 total ascent on my GPS! Liked it so much I might try to summit this “in reverse” from the Stanford Ave. side later this week ;)

Scott Fulton

Scott Fulton - May 22, 2006 4:52 pm Date Climbed: May 21, 2006

Ohlone Wilderness Trail 50K  Sucess!

I summited Rose Peak almost 6 hours after beginning the Ohlone Wilderness Trail 50K ultramarathon, which started at Stanford Avenue in Fremont. Thankfully we had better weather than this race usually has, and it was drizzling lightly from Sunol all the way to the top of Rose Peak and beyond. At the end of the race, I forgot about all the uphill because I was suffering through all the relentless, unrunnable downhill.

lakenyon - May 14, 2006 9:07 pm Date Climbed: Mar 9, 2004

Ohlone Wilderness Trail

03/04/2006: Ohlone Wilderness Trail from Del Valle to Stanford Ave. Lots of snow on the ground.
03/09/2004: Ohlone Wilderness Trail from Del Valle to Sunol.


NewDayRising - Oct 21, 2005 3:32 am

Route Climbed: ohlone trail Date Climbed: JUL 04  Sucess!

side trip to peak from oholone trail livermore to fremont.


balajisv - Mar 14, 2005 5:51 pm

Route Climbed: Ohlone Wilderness Trail Date Climbed: Feb 26, 2005  Sucess!

A good warm up hike. We were the only people on the summit. Was quite windy on top. Clouds blocked any great views of the Bay Area. But really pretty rolling green hills and other wildlife. Spring is a good time to do this hike.


derbilly - Mar 5, 2005 1:15 am

Route Climbed: trail Date Climbed: January 30, 2005  Sucess!

Beautiful clear day with many good views in all direstions on the hike from Sunol to Del Valle.


orandall - Dec 24, 2004 6:37 pm

Route Climbed: trail from geary road Date Climbed: Dec 24 2004  Sucess!

A long but scenic trail. Avoid during the summer but on a nice winter day it's great. The summit itself is not spectacular in the least but it was a fun hike. 7 hours ctc. Cows a-plenty.


Maverix - Feb 14, 2004 11:05 am

Route Climbed: Ohlone Wilderness Trail from Sunol Regional Park Date Climbed: January 8, 2004  Sucess!

Reached the Sunol Regional Wildnerness kiosk at 7:30am, the attendant wasn't there so I didn't have to purchase a parking permit. I had planned to purchase a Ohlone wilderness trail permit at the kiosk, but since it wasn't open, I just opted to head on out for the hike. Parked as far south as I could on Camp Ohlone Road, and walked the rest of the way, taking a left turn beyond the 'W' tree. Took Backpacker trail up to the Ohlone Wilderness trail which I followed to Rose Peak (about an 8.5 mile walk one way from the car). The trail gradually climbs up to the peak, except at trail marker 25, where the trail detours through a valley to the next ridge to the south and a short downhill is reached. Made it to the summit in under 4 hours. On the way back I took a slightly different route back, following Welsh Creek road for a time, in order to avoid a herd of cows that I had met up with that morning (shoo cows!). Really enjoyed the hike.

Brett A - Jun 29, 2003 5:45 pm

Route Climbed: From Sunol Date Climbed: June 28, 2003  Sucess!

The best thing to do on a 100+ degree day in the Bay Area is NOT to climb Rose Peak. I made the annual training hike with a 60 lb. pack and camped at Maggies. Great sunset as usual.

Matthew Holliman

Matthew Holliman - Apr 20, 2003 1:06 pm

Route Climbed: Stanford Ave -> Del Valle (Ohlone Wilderness Trail) Date Climbed: April 18, 2003  Sucess!

A very pleasant hike (much longer than 7.5hr CTC for me!); I especially enjoyed the side trip to Murietta Falls, which were beautiful.


keema - Apr 1, 2003 6:22 am

Route Climbed: Through hike from Del Valle to Sunol Date Climbed: March 1998; May 17, 2003  Sucess!

Did a two day trip from del Valle to Sunol camping at Maggie's Half Acre just below the north side of the summit. It was a cold dreary first day. We left the day after Easter and it rained and even snowed off and on most of the day. Tuesday dawned clear and cold and made for much nicer hiking on to Sunol.

Hiked from Sunol out and back. A very enjoyable day.


gordonye - Mar 31, 2003 5:54 pm

Route Climbed: day hiked from Del Valle Date Climbed: March 29, 2003

The toughest hike I've had outside the high sierra, with Jeff Nicholson.

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