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“Such a great hike” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bishop Peak

Bishop Peak
Patricia Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
805-781-7248
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Type: Geologic Formations, Lookouts
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: 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.
Kissimmee, Florida
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“Such a great hike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Grab some water, sunscreen and a pair of shoes you don't mind getting dirty. A GREAT hike with an amazing view.

Visited October 2011
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“A good workout and great views!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

We did the "easy" hike and had a great time! We had heard that the longer hike starts from the bottom of Foothill Dr and the shorter hike starts at Patricia Dr/Highland, so we went with the latter since we wanted to do a good bit of driving that day (we were on a drive up the coast). If you do the shorter hike, you take Highland through the Cal Poly campus and then through a neighborhood, following signs for "trail access". You drive until the street dead-ends into a cul-de-sac with a few gated homes and access to the park/trail (but it is not very clearly marked that it's the trail for Bishop Peak). There are some parking spots on the street coming back down the hill.

It took us probably an hour on the way up and a little less on the way back. We started at about 7am so it was cool at the beginning but warmed up quickly- wear layers! The hike through the forest at the beginning was cool and the hike up the mountain varied in temperature as the sun rose and depending on which face we were climbing. it was foggy so it was cool to hike above the fog and see only peaks of other small mountains in the area!

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“Great Hike!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

It's a steep trail, so be prepared with plenty of water and motivation! From Patricia Drive trailhead, expect it to take about 1.5 hours to the top and down if you're in decent hiking shape... and perhaps up to 3 hours if you take it slow.

Visited August 2012
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San Luis Obispo CA
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“Awesome views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Not a bad hike, but go with a friend because it can be slick due to silt. Sled on my butt. Does not take long - about 30 min to 45 min.

Visited May 2012
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San Luis Obispo, California
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“The view is worth it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Quite a work out once you get to the West-face. In warm weather go early or late, you re sure to work up a sweat. If it is too much for you, try Madonna Mountain, it is a much easier climb with goo-too better view.

Visited August 2012
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