Bishop Peak, San Luis Obispo

4.9
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Bishop Peak is a 1,546-foot (471 m) volcanic plug in San Luis Obispo, California. It is the tallest of the Morros or "Nine Sisters", a chain of similar peaks stretching to Morro Bay. Often said to take its name from its resemblance to a bishop's miter, it is named in homage to the town's name (San Luis Obispo). "Obispo" is the Spanish word for Bishop.
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  • It's four miles roundtrip, almost exactly, to the top with nearly 1,200' of climbing over those two miles up. This is not an easy hike and the trail gets pretty rocky toward the end but it is...  more »
  • 2 hours round trip for our family for great views and meeting friendly hikers helping each other up the (optional) rocks at the summit. Not an easy hike but we saw small kids doing well and lots of...  more »
  • We were in SLO for Thanksgiving break and decided to take a hike around this famed peak for the experience. It was overcast but the rain had passed so pleasant for a hike but some sections were very.....  more »
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  • Superb resource right in the city, I've hiked it numerous times. I'm also climbing again. My YouTube channel has a video of me rappeling down "The Potato" while holding the phone in my hand, never again! I was seriously insulted at the end of a long hard day of training, by some lady with a bunch of kids as if I was some sort of threat, not paying you any attention, giving you a wide birth, and actually having walked "past" you. If you have some sort of issue with tired old men on public property stay home, dont insult me, use me as a training tool whatever it was, better yet, you should not be having kids. The climbing ethic around here is to tread softly and shut ones mouth. Plenty of gems and adventures to be had. Keep your damn kids away from me, you're nothing special.
  • Great hike! It's very doable, but expect about 40-50 mins to the top. Great view from peak
  • Awesome hike, beautiful views, great for beginners.
  • Such a wonderful hike! Sunrises and sunsets are absolutely breathtaking from the peak, but also great anytime of day. Lots of shade, rocks to climb and fun to be had.
  • Perfect hike!
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