Horse Heaven Trail To Mission Peak Trail
Location: Alameda County, Fremont, CA
Features: Hiking trails, bird watching, horseback riding, dogs allowed, incredible scenery
A more peaceful backcountry alternative to the Hidden Valley Trail, the Horse Heaven route to Mission Peak is an adventurous trail with steep sections to the summit of Mission Peak. It is a less traveled route and is often avoided because of its steep terrains. On the other hand, it provides a spectacular view from the top.
To access this trail, start from the main trail to Mission Peak. However trail away onto the Peak Meadow Trail. The path descends a little and passes through cow corrals before going to a steep climb. The scenery improves as you reach Horse Heaven.
Top 3 Adventure Hacks
1) Never get lost
Horse Heaven Trail is a less traveled route and is often avoided because of its steep terrains. Never get lost with a satellite communicator with built in navigation or use a digital wrist map. Convenience wherever, whenever – perfect for trailing and hiking.
2) Bring an inflatable sofa for rest stops
The breathtaking scenery is definitely a sight to see, why not lounge in the summit with an inflatable sofa and revel in the beauty of nature?
3) Charge your phone even if there’s no electricity
With a portable solar powered phone charger, you can charge your phone.