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Best Trails in Pismo Beach

Bishop Peak Trail

San Luis Obispo, CA

Bishop Peak Trail is a 6.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near San Luis Obispo, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Recent Reviews

on Cave Landing and Pirate's...
3 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

on Cave Landing and Pirate's...
5 days ago

5 Completed5 Reviews

on The Shell Beach Bluffs Wa...
6 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Nice vistas of the ocean and the pier. Eroding in some sections and a steep decent down to Pirates Cove

on Monarch Butterfly Grove a...
27 days ago

walking
1 Completed1 Reviews

A family favorite. We love walking the boardwalk to and from Pismo.

on pirates cove
1 month ago

4 Completed1 Reviews

Beautiful but short. Only complaint is that there was so much trash and the cave smelled like urine

on Cave Landing and Pirate's...
1 month ago

hiking
12 Completed2 Reviews

Trash on trail and graffiti on and in the cave. Was beautiful at one point before the trash and graffiti.

on pirates cove
1 month ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

on Cave Landing and Pirate's...
2 months ago

3 Completed2 Reviews

on pirates cove
2 months ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

perfect family hike.

on Cave Landing and Pirate's...
2 months ago

hiking
31 Completed3 Reviews

A favorite short hike. Lovely views, nice breezes, that great cave. Along with others, I am bothered by the amount of trash I see here. I suggest that every time we hike here we pick up just one thing, and that we suggest this to other hikers. That way the angels who do major cleanups won't have to be alone with it.

on Cave Landing and Pirate's...
2 months ago

birding
8 Completed8 Reviews

on pirates cove
2 months ago

8 Completed8 Reviews

Small hike. Great place to get some quite and enjoy the view of the pacific. Down at the bottom there's a nudist beach. Perfect spot for a full body tan

on Monarch Butterfly Grove a...
2 months ago

walking
2 Completed2 Reviews

its a beautiful trail to walk...didnt see a single butterfly though :( however we did see a couple hummingbirds. very peaceful and relaxing little walk.

on The Shell Beach Bluffs Wa...
2 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

beautiful day!

on Cave Landing and Pirate's...
3 months ago

3 Completed2 Reviews

Beautiful hike, cave was amazing, nudist beach. Wish people would pick up their trash.

on The Shell Beach Bluffs Wa...
3 months ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

great moderate hike. has some steep parts that can kick an out of shape butt like mine but the views are unmatched. nice little swing to soak it all in at the top of the mountain overlooking the water too. going down the back way by pirates cove is like going down a free fall because its almost straight down but overall a good hike.

on The Shell Beach Bluffs Wa...
3 months ago

hiking
6 Completed6 Reviews

Great Hike up the ridge .. Awesome views .. Steep sections at times , but very doable ..

on The Shell Beach Bluffs Wa...
3 months ago

9 Completed9 Reviews

Nice hike with the family! Beautiful views:)


3 months ago

walking

Perfect walk between Easter dinner and desert. Gorgeous view and just enough of a challenge for my first hike 2 weeks post total knee replacement. I walked the paved part, the family completed the entire trail and we all loved it ! Can't wait to go again, next time all the way...

on Cave Landing and Pirate's...
4 months ago

walking
1 Completed1 Reviews

The hike was great. However the caves were full of people's trash. It's sad that people cannot pick up after themselves and ruin it for other people! It's even worse when someone is nice enough to have a metal trash can full of trash bags for people to use.