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Bishop Peak

Patricia Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
+1 805-781-7248
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Great View (If the weather is on your side)

We started our tour on a nice sunny day. The distance to the top is impressive but still within a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alexander B
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Heidelberg, Germany
Worth the Hike

It's tempting to try the hike on a cooler day, but then the fog may block the amazing view. Go... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
SoCalCaral
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Ventura County Coast, 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.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Patricia Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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+1 805-781-7248
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Alexander B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's tempting to try the hike on a cooler day, but then the fog may block the amazing view. Go ahead and go for it on a clear, sunny day - you won't be sorry. Lovely.

Thank SoCalCaral
Reviewed 8 October 2017

This is a nice and challenging hike but not too long. Extremely popular with the locals. Lots of good hiking in SLO. Great views from the top.

Thank radar60
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Two trailheads: Patricia Drive trailhead has switchbacks and takes you gradually uphill with some shade from beautiful oaks. The Highland Drive trailhead puts you on a very steep, short hike to Summit Trail. We saw two hikers on hands and knees finishing it. Felsman Loop...More

Thank Robin R
Reviewed 5 October 2017

You can either go a quick up and down or take your time and enjoy all that you get to see from Morro Bay to the south San Luis valley.

Thank danielj9706
Reviewed 3 October 2017

It was a little hard for Nora, but she really enjoyed it. The girls loved all the views and seeing all the cows!

Thank Charlene M
Reviewed 17 August 2017

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 6 August 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

2  Thank ahisandwich
Reviewed 29 July 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 20 July 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

Thank SBGARY
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Kayla E
13 April 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
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canu85
31 January 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.
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