Mission Peak is located in Fremont, CA. The elevation is 2100 Feet or so and it’s 6 miles round trip, I have been on this trail numerous times. It does not get any easier each time I have hiked to the summit of Mission Peak. There are two ways to reach the summit one from Ohlone College and the other is residential area on Stanford Ave.
I can remember my first hike ever so clearly. I wanted to die before the first bench was even in site. There are 5 total benches before you reach to the summit. I was unfit and training for Half Dome in 2008. So this was the closest and the toughest hike near our home to train on. I was huffing and puffing all the way up. I remember my legs and butt were so sore for days after. But since then my fitness has improved. I don’t huff and puff all the way but part of the way up! LOL Because no matter how many times I hike this trail it’s a killer. Recently hiking I was able to capture some amazing sky pics!