Bishop Peak Trail from Highland Drive Trail

MODERATE 53 reviews

Bishop Peak Trail from Highland Drive Trail is a 3.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near San Luis Obispo, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,010 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

forest

views

wild flowers

rocky

no shade

hiking
1 month ago

Bishop Peak Trail from Highland Drive is an easy hike and the views are spectacular of the Central Coast. This hike of Bishop Peak Trail from Highland Drive 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.
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

hiking
5 months ago

Awesome hike! Probably best hike in the area with nothing but pleasant hikers to share the trail!

hiking
6 months ago

Good hike, especially if you add in Felsman Loop, about 6.2 miles total. Saw quite a few people wearing running shoes, not recommended, to rocky the last 3/4 of a mile!

hiking
6 months ago

Seemed real easy in the beginning, but boy was I wrong. The views are def worth it once you make it to the top.

6 months ago

Love this place!

hiking
7 months ago

looks really easy when you park at the bottom, once you start going and you think you get to the top, sike! the trail turns to the other side of the mountain and you have to climb up that part too. great hike, many places to explore when you get to the top. not a very private hike, there are always a TON of people on it. great view and would do it again!

hiking
11 months ago

Coming from the Rockies, I may be a little biased, but Trail was still great. Wasn’t the prettiest trail or the hardest trail, however, before the fog rolled in the views were good and sections were reasonably challenging. Not a lot of people on the trail when I was there, so that was good.

hiking
Sunday, August 20, 2017

One of the most physically challenging but rewarding hikes I've ever been on. Take a good 45 minutes to an hour to get up to the peak but totally worth it. Inclines are moderate but it's a journey as there's boulders to traverse and uneven ground at times. The rock formations up top are amazing and the views are second to none. Highly recommended. Bring water, a snack and make sure you wear good hiking shoes or boots.

hiking
Monday, June 12, 2017

Beautiful. Got lost. But beautiful.

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