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“Great Hike!”
Review of Bishop Peak

Bishop Peak
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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.
CA Central Coast
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Great Hike!”
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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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Awesome views”
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
Level 2 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The view is worth it”
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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Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Hiked to top and back”
Reviewed August 5, 2012

Not particularly strenuous, it can be done in 90 minutes by the fast and fit. However, if you walk and stop then plan on 2+ hours. Only the bottom 1/3 is in shade, so I suggest you go early before it gets hot. Great views. Rewarding. We parked on Highland.

Visited August 2012
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Hamilton, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
125 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Fairly steep but enjoyable trail”
Reviewed August 1, 2012

Make sure you wear good walking shoes or cross trainers as the trail is steep, rocky and dusty in parts. On hot days take water. Note where you parked your car because there are a number of entry/exit points and, if you exit at a different one from where you entered, you will need to find where you parked your car. We had to ask directions from a local resident to find our way back to the car. A mountain lion had been sighted in the area recently and a sign warned trail walkers to keep an eye on their kids and pets.

Visited July 2012
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