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Bishop Peak

Patricia Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
+1 805-781-7248
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Me and my husband always enjoy the hikes on Bishop peak and around. Such a wonderful place to hike... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Shiro L
San Luis Obispo, California
Short Beautiful Moderate Hike

If you are used to walking, this is a good solid 3.8 mile hike (if you leave from the Patricia Road... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2017
Bakersfield, CA
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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Patricia Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
+1 805-781-7248
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Me and my husband always enjoy the hikes on Bishop peak and around. Such a wonderful place to hike and relax.

Thank Shiro L
Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

If you are used to walking, this is a good solid 3.8 mile hike (if you leave from the Patricia Road trailhead), clearly marked , fairly busy. It's probably best to go earlier I. The day when there is still some cloud cover. You will...More

1  Thank ahisandwich
Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

An exceptional hike to climb one of the Morro(s), the nine volcanic peaks that define the Edna and Los Osos valleys and go from vineyards to the blue Pacific. Bishop Peak named by the Fathers of Mission San Luis Obispo and their contemporaries because the...More

Thank slambslo
Reviewed July 20, 2017

Medium level hike with great views. go when it is cool weather. well maintained trail to a large hill view point. You can see large portions of SLO

Reviewed June 9, 2017 via mobile

This was definitely a mountain climb, not walking on paths. Walking sticks are certainly a big help unless you're very experienced. It was beautiful the day we went but if it had been wet, etc it would have been harder.

Thank Donnagaylebridges
Reviewed May 22, 2017

A really lovely hike for a warm day, through shady forest and then zig-zagging up to the peak, along a well marked trail. The round trip took us a couple of hours, with many stops to admire the view, observe the wildlife and take far...More

Thank Mike_Kwasniak
Reviewed May 11, 2017

Hiking up Bishops Peak with my wife and daughter was a lot of fun. It's a bit steep in places but the view from the top is spectacular. Climbing on top of the rock at the peak should NOT be attempted by someone with a...More

1  Thank Marshall W
Reviewed April 29, 2017

Not for the faint of heart. More than a hike, fantastic views! Spring is a great time to enjoy the weather and flowers

Thank jeffkjohnson6
Reviewed April 26, 2017

Definitely a hike not for beginners. And take lots of water. We hiked it on a hot day with two older dogs and decided to not go to top for the dogs were overheating. Great views.

Thank JimmyJackk
Reviewed April 26, 2017

Hiked with my college daughter to the top. Sturdy sneakers with good grips a must as it is a bit pulverized towards the top. Nice benches and a memorial plaque reminding visitors of the danger of scaling the rocks beyond the summit. TONS of poison...More

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Kayla E
April 13, 2017|
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Response from Haykmo | Reviewed this property |
A majority of the hike yes, however there are certain spots in the trail that get pretty narrow with a steep drop on one side. I would just be cautious not to slip while walking through mud.
January 30, 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.