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3 months ago

The Bishop's Peak Felsman Loop is an easy hike and the views are spectacular of the Central Coast. This hike of of the Eastern side of Bishop's Peak is well worth doing, great all year long, maybe not so much in rainy season. This video was shot in the summer so very little of both ticks and Poison oak as hazards if you don't get too close to the sides or go off trail. Lots of wildlife if you look for it, mostly squirrels and rabbits so hawks can always be present. This is a prime horse trail so you will encounter horses at any time. Also, there are cows and turkeys around.
A Virtual Treadmill video of this hike can be seen on my YouTube Channel, copy and paste link below to watch it. Thanks.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFO02nxPdM4-CabegFIPlow?view_as=subscriber

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

It’s a nice hike and for the most part has great trail markings. There were only a couple places we weren’t sure about but you get good cell coverage up there so we just referee to the app and was able to stay on track.

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Part of the trail you take to get to Bishops Peak and also the trail you take to the rock climbing section they have up there. Moderate traffic and inclines, trails are maintained well for the most part. Lots of switchbacks, decent views.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Love this hike.

on Felsman Loop Trail

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Friday, January 06, 2017

Nice hike with great view. Counterclockwise loop breaks up the elevation gain.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Great Hike . Very enjoyable .

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Easy hike. Great views of SLO. Beautiful and breezy.

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Sunday, January 04, 2015

I had a wonderful time hiking Felsman Loop trail today. This 3 mile loop has a little bit of everything: an incredible view of Bishop Peak, the rolling hills that take you to Morro Bay, oak groves, pastures, and plenty of other nature and shade. I usually park at the end of Highland but Patricia street is a better way to access this trailhead. Once parked I took the trail up to the right that starts out on a gravel road that takes you to a narrow dirt trail around a water tower, but for a sharper incline you can go up the left steep trail, which also gives you the option to add Bishop Peak to your hike. I've done Bishop Peak several times which burns jn edible calories but wanted to try this trail that goes in a loop below the peak. I still burned 500 calories on this trail so I thought it was the perfect trail. Plus it still had a nice incline as a challenge and stunning views of SLO and Bishop Peak. If you want to switch up your hike or combine Felsman and Bishop Peak together for a 3-5 mile hike this would be a very challenging and satisfying hike. I plan to do just that in the future.

hiking
Friday, March 28, 2014

Stellar views, not too strenuous, great nature hike, and never crowded. Nice way to see the rolling hills going out to Morro Bay. One can always hike up Bishop's for more of a challenge.

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Friday, September 06, 2013

Great trail with moderate incline and great views of SLO. As you go up toward Bishop Peak you will encounter the beginning of the loop. Stick to the left and you will start on the Bishop side (this is the way for climbers as well). Going this way, you will hit most of the elevation gain at the beginning of the trek. Go to the right and you will encounter a paved road leading up to a water tower. After passing this, you will traverse the mountainside back and forth with shorter elevation gains over a longer stretch.

I though sticking on the left was more my speed but to each there own.

Great views, great local climbing spot. No water in the creeks (at least not in early September).

hiking
Sunday, January 06, 2013

I frequent this trail weekly. I think that for its ease of accessibility, decent vertical climb, and ample views, this trail offers the most bang-for-the-buck among the "city trails". The Felsman Loop itself see's much less traffic than the peak trail, yet the peak trail can still be easily accessed for some added miles if you wish.

on Felsman Loop Trail

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Friday, July 27, 2012

An absolutely beautiful trail!! There was one section that looked like it had had a washout or slide. The trail did not look stable here. Other than that...since it loops around the base of Bishops Peak, it has the same feel without the elevation. You have a mix of canyon, pastures and live oak groves, so there is periodic shade to rest under. And the views are stunning. This doesn't seem to be a well known trail in SLO, that's a shame. Go do this one!

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Beautiful views! I logged only 2.74 miles though. Also, the map is wrong. The trailhead is really off Patricia Dr. in SLO.

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