Bishop PeakCurrently Open
- Address: Bishop Peak, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 USA, United States
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors, View Point, Family And Kids, Peak, Nature
Bishop Peak - Review
If you want to get on the most sought after summit or if you want to explore the highest point in San Luis Obispo, then a visit to Bishop Peak or Bishop’s Peak will add the necessary tinge of thrill to your trip. The 1559 foot long and 3.5 miles round summit is eligible from an excellent hike. The peak is the tallest among the Nine Sisters and give a stunning view of the volcanic Morros. If you’re into photography and love heights, then the panoramic views of San Luis Obispo will surely enchant you.
Bishop Peak Information
- Carry water to stay hydrated.
- If hiking is not your thing, then avoid visiting this attraction.
How To reach Bishop Peak by Public Transport
- Hired taxis or cars till the basepoint.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Bishop Peak
95% of people who visit San Luis Obispo include Bishop Peak in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
42.27% of people start their Bishop Peak visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Bishop Peak
93.55% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Bishop Peak
Bishop Peak Trips
Bishop Peak, San Luis Obispo Reviews
There are 2 entrances, but to get a better workout from the hike I'd suggest coming up the Foothill entrance. The first part of the hike is a little steep and boring since you're only surrounded by brush and you're literally going straight and uphill, but after that it's a little more fun. The rest of the hike has multiple switchbacks, and parts of it involve climbing rocks to get to the top. The view from up top is so nice too...you can see all of SLO county. It takes about an hour to get to the top and obviously much quicker getting down. Also, there aren't that many shaded areas, so I'd suggest going early in the morning or bringing lots of water.
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.
I love this crag. The rock is solid and most routes are mixed sport/trad with a few pretty exciting trad lines. The climbing can be characterized as pretty slabby and technical. Bouldering and hiking and two other activities that can be done here.
Gorgeous, possibly the best highlight of SLO. Popular to make the sunrise. Didn't do this myself but did try to come early in the morning. Tends to get crowded in the afternoon. The trail is a bit rocky in some places. Probably not good for elderly. But a lot of kids seem to be on the trail.
Such an amazing place! It's a bit hard to find the way to the top if you haven't been there before, so make sure you have a map and/or follow the signs. There is a climbing area as well, which is more challenging then just a hike but more fun.