dogs on leash
This is really more of a stroll than a hike, but the views are amazing. Great views of the bay, the estuary, and Morro Rock. The boardwalk makes this walk quite accessible, we passed someone in a motorized wheelchair, so I'm sure strollers would have no problem. There are only a few parking spots at the trailhead, but there is street parking.
Kristen C. on Bishop Peak Trail
Not to hard saw lots of young walkers without water. Bring plenty of water and sunscreen no shade until you reach the top.
Love this open space! Easy access to the trailhead, well maintained, and adequate parking. I've seen it range from extremely busy to completely empty. You'll likely encounter a diverse group of trailers: walkers, hikers, runners, cyclists, and group outings to name a few. May occasionally stumble on snakes, bees, or even grazing cattle. All levels should be able to complete, but if you're fitness level 1 or 2 you may need to take a break at one of the shady spots.
We walk this route 3 or 4 times a month. Starting at the top of Cuesta Grade, a steep decent for the first 1/3 or so. The road levels out all the to the 101 freeway. Continue on through the tunnel for a bit more mileage. Now head back up the road. Remember the steep part at the beginning? Well, now you get the work out! Don't hold back! Blast up the last part for a good rush. We do this at night to break up the daytime hikes. Lots of spiders at night along with foxes and bobcats.
Good trail, just a wide dirt road. Had to climb the gate to get in. Parking garage right off the highway for about 7 cars. If you go straight on the road instead of taking a left at the fork to Mount Lowe, it leads further into the wilderness area & connects to a whole bunch more hiking trails if you want to add distance onto your hike