Hiking Bishop's Peak

Los Angeles Bishop Peak Trail

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360 degree views. Duration: About 1 hour. Quick and simulating Hike. Approximately 3 miles Roundtrip Hike. Great Climbing at the top.

Bishop's Peak is one of the most frequented hikes of the San Luis Obispo Area. With a 950ft elevation gain in an estimated 3 mile trek, the summit's peak rests at 1,559 feet. The hike is both demanding and rewarding - the panoramic views at the top of the nearby volcanic morros and San Luis Obispo City give breathtaking answers to those who seek its reward.

Bishop's Peak has the highest summit of the Nine Sisters. It is also a local hub for climbers. The massive boulders at the top provide climbers with anchor points. A great climbing opportunity for those who seek out a little more thrill from the peak.

For a rewarding beer and some great food afterwards, head to Morro Bay (Estimated 10-15 minute Drive) and checkout any of the Restaurants on Embarcadero (Morro Bay, CA 93442). You can enjoy your reward while you sit on the beautiful bay with stunning views of Morro Bay Rock.

Pack List

  • Hiking boots / comfortable Shoes
  • Water (no access to a water source on the hike)
  • Backpack
  • Camera (don't miss out on some great views and memories)
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Activities:

Hiking, Rock Climbing

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

3 Miles

Rating:

Features:

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Scenic

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3 months ago

Perfect Day For A Hike

Set off from the trailhead under foggy and muddy conditions. The climb was a beast and my older dog needed some help scrambling over boulders on the way up. I logged 1.83 miles to the summit which was amazing. Fog rollin in from Morrow Bay and views almost to Pismo. The locals love this place - thanks for sharing!

3 months ago

over 1 year ago

One of the Best Hikes in SLO

This hike is busy at any time of the day or year. If you're in to climbing, bring your gear.

over 1 year ago

about 2 years ago

There's some fun intermediate bouldering at the peak

about 2 years ago

Added by Talia Touboul

We will either find a road, or make one

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