The hike up Mission Peak is a challenging 1,750 foot climb over 2.9 miles to a view of the entire Bay Area. Oaks, poppies, coyotes, turkeys and squirrels will join you as you ascend to the Bay Area's most rewarding view: 360 degrees that include San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, the Sierras, and rolling California hills. The video below offers a clear idea of what the hike is like and how to prepare for the trail. I also provide planning recommendations, helpful links, and a gear list below. I respond to all posts in the comment section.