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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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I was fortunate to be part of a wedding ceremony that took place at the top of Bishop Peak at sunrise in late June. Because of the time of year, the marine layer from the ocean came in across the valley, and provided an extraordinary...More
We were staying near the peak at an Air BnB and did the hike the first morning we were in town. I would say it is a moderate hike, we saw a lot of people with hiking boots and walking sticks. We had none, but...More
Bishop Peak is a beautiful hiking trail that requires moderate hiking experience due to some of the elevated climb and narrow paths near the top of the peak. I recommend climbing/hiking Bishop Peak around or between 8:00am-10:00am for an optimal and comfortable hiking experience. If...More
There are several places to park at a trailhead when starting this hike. Depending on time of day it can get busy. Can get both windy and sunny so be prepared plus bring water. I have seen all skill levels on this mountain so it...More
nice hike, takes about 2-3 hours for up and back. entrance is just shy of anacapa circle on Patricia. we, of course, assumed it was on anacapa circle because that's what some of the comments said. so we walked around the circle finding no entry...More
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
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
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
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
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
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 my feet. I only do Bishop's Peak in fair weather.
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.