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“Workout and Views”

Mission Peak Regional Preserve
Ranked #3 of 28 things to do in Fremont
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Fremont, California, United States
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54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Workout and Views”
Reviewed February 3, 2014

This is a great hiking trail and you dont have to go way out of town to do this.
Be warned - it's much longer than it looks - set a good 3-4 hours to do this. But the views are worth it. it's moderate enough for the non-athletic types and challenging enough to give you a good workout. The only caveat is the lack of tree cover - so take plenty of water esp in summer. But the views are awesome all along the way and on the top. Don't forget to take a picture on the pole at the very top.
Weekends it gets busy in the morning and getting parking can be a challenge - wake way early for a good spot.
It's a fun hike. Spring is the best time

Visited March 2013
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Union City, California
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Good hike, great view”
Reviewed December 27, 2013

I hiked this with my sweetheart. It's a favorite of hers; easy to get to, lots of people (some with pets and bicyclists too). It's most challenging towards the beginning and at the end, but fairly easy in the middle. A nice workout, takes about 1.5 to 2 hours for the average hiker to reach the peak.

Visited November 2013
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Fremont, California
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28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“One of those things you shouldn't miss”
Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

While you are hiking on a regular dirt road, this is something that has attracted so many people. It is challenging and there are so many people, it is fun and interesting to hike. Most people are pretty friendly too.

Visited November 2013
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Marco Island, Florida
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36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Get up early to see the sunrise”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

The parking spots go quick at the base, not to worry plenty available on the street. Took us two hours to get to the peak about 3.5 miles. Restroom available about 3/4's up. If you're use to hiking this is rather easy. Great views and plenty of wildlife. It's free and well worth the effort.

Visited October 2013
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Milpitas, California
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Quick Challenge with Incredible views”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

I took the steepest route Peak Meadow Trail (aka Ohlone Wilderness Trail) 5.5 miles up and down in under 3 hours. The elevation gain is about 2000 ft (the peak is at an altitude of 2517 ft), hardly any tree share along this trail route (the one starting from Ohlone college has more shade). A rookie hiker should be able to climb up to the peak in 2 hours from the parking lot, 1.5 hours for a regular hiker.

There are 5 resting benches with the last one around half way to summit. For nature lovers the views of the bay and valley can be constantly motivating with a rewarding 360 view from the summit.

Expect crowds on weekend mornings, people usually start at 5 AM/PM for sunrise/sunset views from summit, no drinking water except at the parking lot, It's a good idea to check the offical map before you start http://www.ebparks.org/parks/mission.

Visited September 2013
Thank Pankaj_175
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