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próximo a Warm Springs District, California (United States)

The Horse Heaven route to Mission Peak is the quieter backcountry alternative to the Hidden Valley Trail. Most people avoid it because it’s a lot steeper, but it’s also a lot more scenic, especially the singletrack section at the top. It’s really amazing what a completely different experience this route is, even though it’s within sight of the more popular route.

Here’s the trailhead location in Google Maps and Google Street View.

Park on busy Vineyard Avenue or Antelope Drive near the Stanford Avenue trailhead. A lot of spaces on these streets, as well as all other streets east of Mission Boulevard, are reserved for residents, so if you find a spot, look for no parking signs. On a busy day all the legal spots will be taken and you’ll need to park west of Mission Boulevard, where there aren’t any parking restrictions. In this case the walk to the trailhead will add about a mile each way to the hike, but it’s a pretty quick and not entirely unpleasant mile.

At the Stanford Avenue parking lot, join the stream of people on the main trail to Mission Peak. After just a few minutes, though, turn off onto the Peak Meadow Trail, where there are a lot fewer people, maybe a group every one or two minutes. The road descends a little and passes by some cow corrals before beginning a steep climb.

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Horse Heaven Trail

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Agua Caliente Creek

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Creek, Shade

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Alameda County Place Summit Geocach

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Summit Mission Peak

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Panorama

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Panorama Bench

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Bench Rest

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Parking

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Restrooms

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