Rose Peak, the highest point (1,813 ft.) in Alameda county, is located at the mid-point of the section of Ohlone WIlderness trail between Sunol and Del Valle. For backpackers, this is definitely one of the places to visit during their multi-day trip along the famous Ohlone WIlderness trail. But for hikers who want to hike Rose Peak within a day, the trip is quiet a challenge as the hike is at least 9 miles long one-way to reach the peak from either Sunol or Del Valle and gaining 4,000 feet or more in elevation.
Tips: 1. Be sure to turn off your cellphone before the hike as there is no reception in the wilderness area. 2. $2 permit with map is required and can be purchased at the Sunol visitor center. 3. Sign in/out is required to enter Ohlone WIlderness and the sign-in panel can be found at OT12. 4. Most of the trail is paved with gravels so choose your shoes/boots wisely. 5. Bring a water filter with you as the water is untreated along the trail. 6. You can download the Ohlone Wilderness Trail map from the park site.