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Epic hike and not too challenging.

We had 4 people in our hiking group ranging from age 32 to 63 years and all body shapes/sizes. If... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Livermore, California
Thanksgiving hike

Little trip to San luis Obispo over thanksgiving wkend. Decided to hike up Bishop peak to enjoy the... read more

Reviewed November 24, 2018
San Francisco, 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.
Patricia Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had 4 people in our hiking group ranging from age 32 to 63 years and all body shapes/sizes. If you can walk for a couple of hours you will be fine, really. The course is a tad challenging in a way that there are...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

Little trip to San luis Obispo over thanksgiving wkend. Decided to hike up Bishop peak to enjoy the views. Quite a trafficked trail but moderate climbing for enjoyable views at the top.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank marioncf
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This is one of the most popular hikes in San Luis Obispo. Sometimes it can be crowded, with college kids. Make sure you bring water and allow at least 1.5 hours round trip. It takes about 1 hour to go up (or longer depending on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank brittanyblueeeeee
Reviewed November 6, 2018

First, it is kind of strange to be reviewing a mountain, nevertheless, I can see how it's useful. This is a good hike, not a walk in the park. Come prepared. Bring sunscreen and water. It's a nice hike. San Luis County has many hikes....More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank laurennharvey
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This is a must see view of San Luis Obispo. Start at several places, but I usually start along Foothill Blvd, just outside the city limits. You'll see parking on the Bishop Peak side of the road. The first part is a little steep but...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mark N
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This is a great hike for anyone from a beginner hiker to experienced and everyone in between. The views are amazing!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Lovely hike on a Saturday Birthday morning with two dear friends. Can be strenuous toward the top if you’re not somewhat active. Take water and a snack. There are a couple of benches at the top. About 4.5 round trip from the Patricia trailhead. I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Ramona X
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

First, please don’t make our mistake by starting on the Foothill Blvd. side of the mountain. That hike starts straight up the mountain and is pretty steep and requires some rock scrambling. Start at the trailhead and the hike will be moderate (in our minds,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

This is a challenging hike. I am 60 and run about 10 miles a week. I had to stop a few times on the assent to rest. I started the hike at 10:00 and it got pretty hot. It took me about an hour to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Eel55
Reviewed August 2, 2018

I recommend you do this hike early morning. it gets hot and be sure to bring a hat, sunscreen, water. the later you go the more people will be on the summit trail and it might spoil the experience. The trails are well marked and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Megumi C
December 11, 2018|
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Response from CentralCoastDiverSLO | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can take your dog on a leash, I Never do. There is poison oak on the trails and in the dust. I have lived here many years and even if the Oak does not get too your dog or you, it may get to others around you down... More
Brittany L
October 13, 2018|
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Response from patterd7 | Reviewed this property |
I would look into some other trails, this trail is pretty rigorous.
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