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Bishop Peak

Patricia Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
+1 805-781-7248
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A great hike even for those who aren't big hikers.

The view from the top is worth seeing ! I saw it about 40 years ago and I enjoyed it just as much... read more

Reviewed February 3, 2018
Paul A
,
Laguna Niguel, California
Great Views & a Great Workout

This hike was a lot of fun! The views along the way and at the top were amazing and well worth the... read more

Reviewed January 8, 2018
Sooji K
,
Berkeley, California
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Named because it resembles a bishop's hat, the highest peak of the Morros range is heavily used by hikers and bicyclists. The climb to the top will take anywhere from one to two hours depending on your fitness level.
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Patricia Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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Reviewed February 3, 2018

The view from the top is worth seeing ! I saw it about 40 years ago and I enjoyed it just as much now -

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Reviewed January 8, 2018

This hike was a lot of fun! The views along the way and at the top were amazing and well worth the trek. The hike was somewhat challenging but definitely doable, even for non-athletes like us. It took us ~2 hours to complete, round trip....More

3  Thank Sooji K
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Reviewed January 2, 2018

If you're looking for some good exercise right near downtown SLO, this hike fits the bill. We hiked the 3.5 mile roundtrip trail from the Highland Dr trailhead starting point. Parking is a bit tough unless you get there early since it's a popular hike....More

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Reviewed December 5, 2017

The trail up from Foothill is easy and grand vista's from every turn. As the elevation increases, you get different views and the trail is fairly easy except for a few boulder climb arounds about mid-way. Just take it slow and you'll be fine -...More

3  Thank DrZ63
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Reviewed November 10, 2017

We started our tour on a nice sunny day. The distance to the top is impressive but still within a short time. However, the closer we got to the top of the mountain the more clouds appeared. When we were finally up the sky was...More

Thank Alexander B
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Reviewed October 16, 2017

It's tempting to try the hike on a cooler day, but then the fog may block the amazing view. Go ahead and go for it on a clear, sunny day - you won't be sorry. Lovely.

1  Thank SoCalCaral
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Reviewed October 8, 2017

This is a nice and challenging hike but not too long. Extremely popular with the locals. Lots of good hiking in SLO. Great views from the top.

Thank radar60
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Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

Two trailheads: Patricia Drive trailhead has switchbacks and takes you gradually uphill with some shade from beautiful oaks. The Highland Drive trailhead puts you on a very steep, short hike to Summit Trail. We saw two hikers on hands and knees finishing it. Felsman Loop...More

Thank Robin R
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Reviewed October 5, 2017

You can either go a quick up and down or take your time and enjoy all that you get to see from Morro Bay to the south San Luis valley.

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Reviewed October 3, 2017

It was a little hard for Nora, but she really enjoyed it. The girls loved all the views and seeing all the cows!

1  Thank Charlene M
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Kayla E
April 13, 2017|
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Response from Wanda L |
I am always cautious and generally do not hike in bad weather. The drainage is good on this trail. If there were any question of lightning, definitely would not go. Even on good days, I am always mindful of where I place... More
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canu85
January 31, 2017|
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Response from Jalene P | Reviewed this property |
The last time I made it to the top it took about 45 minutes. I was in my early 50's and needed to stop and catch my breath. You can hike the trails without going all the way to the top. There are still beautiful vistas.
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