This page describes the specific hiking route used on Mission Peak for Everest by the Bay.
All distances and elevations are approximate [ more info ].
From I-880 or I-680, exit at Mission Blvd. eastbound and follow Mission Blvd. until you are east of I-680. After 0.5 additional miles, turn right on Stanford Ave. and go to its eastern end.
From the trailhead, follow Peak Meadow Trail, which veers to the right of the more commonly taken Hidden Valley Trail. On reaching Hidden Valley Trail much higher on the mountain, follow it up to the northwest shoulder of the mountain. When you come to a closed gate, turn right and follow Peak Trail sharply upward to the top of Mission Peak. Continue across the summit and down to the southeast end of Eagle Trail. Turn left on Eagle Trail and follow it around the back (northeast) side of the peak. On reaching Peak Trail again on the northwest shoulder, follow Peak Trail right down to Ohlone College. Return to the northwest shoulder via Peak Trail, then follow Hidden Valley Trail all the way down to the trailhead.
This profile shows the entire round-trip route. [ More info about elevation profiles. ]
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