Bishop Peak, San Luis Obispo

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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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  • Such a great experience. We are really out of shape so just took out time. Other people breezed by us. Just go at your own pace and enjoy the scenery! 
    Such a great experience. We are really out of shape so just took out time. Other people breezed by us. Just go at your own pace and enjoy the scenery!  more »
  • This is a well trafficked 4 mi hike, up and back, with 1000+ ft elevation change. Download a map to your phone or GPS before you go because some of the trail near the base is not well marked. Even... 
    This is a well trafficked 4 mi hike, up and back, with 1000+ ft elevation change. Download a map to your phone or GPS before you go because some of the trail near the base is not well marked. Even...  more »
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  • Best peak at the tri trip challenge. Great view and a little bit harder then the others to hike. More variety in the hiking up as well. 👍
  • A really good hike - not for the beginner. Takes about 45 minutes to get to the top and it’s relatively steep. However it more than makes up for it by the views and the satisfaction when you reach the peak. Parking is not easy. You will need to park on the street which is narrow and steep too. I would definitely recommend this hike at least once.

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