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Hidden Valley Trail

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 3.6 (5)

A popular steady climb at Mission Peak.


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2.5

Miles

4.1

KM

Point to Point

1,985' 605 m

High

393' 120 m

Low

1,593' 486 m

Up

1' 0 m

Down

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Leashed

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Going up to Mission Peak using the Stanford Avenue entrance for hikers is a benchmark. As soon as you hit the first cattle gate, you'll find yourself already heading uphill and things keep going steadily from there. The trail doesn't have any shade which you'll miss on a hot day. However, it does have a few vista points with benches. The view down to the bay is pretty rewarding.

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  3.6 from 5 votes

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Hey there – just enjoying lunch with a view, huh?
Jul 6, 2017 near Milpitas, CA
Vibrantly green hillsides at Mission Peak Park
Mar 4, 2016 near Milpitas, CA
View from Ohlone Wilderness Trail.
Mar 4, 2016 near Milpitas, CA
Looking over the bay.
Feb 28, 2016 near Milpitas, CA
The skyline is easy to see from way up here on the Hidden Valley Trail.
Mar 10, 2016 near Milpitas, CA
Mission Peak Regional Preserve.
Mar 10, 2016 near Milpitas, CA

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Dec 30, 2019
zhenzhi xu
Sep 7, 2019
Lal W.
I would definitely only do this hike when it's overcast and in cool temperatures. No shade or cover.
Aug 22, 2019
Alex Tang
Oct 21, 2018
Slobodan Miskovic
May 30, 2018
Deepak Manoharan
Apr 29, 2018
Alexandra Feldner
Awesome trail! Steep at parts but very rewarding at the top. 6.1mi