The tallest of the nine sisters, Bishop peak (sometimes referred to as Bishop's peak) is a popular hiking, climbing, running, and bouldering destination. Bishop peak is located within Bishop peak natural reserve, one of the city's open spaces. A topo map of the trails in the open space can be found here. The trail to the top of the peak is a popular hike due to the great view of SLO from the top. A brochure with more information on the history, vegetation, geology, and wildlife of the open space can be found here.


Bishop peak trail:

Difficulty: Strenuous

Elevation: 1,546 feet

Distance: 4 miles round trip

Estimated Time: 2 hours


Bishop peak is well-known among climbers for its high-quality dacite rock and many established climbing areas including sport, trad, aid, and bouldering.

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