Bishop Peak is the quintessential SLO hike. It’s the highest of the morros at 1,559 feet, and the trail is 3.7 miles out and back. A quick jaunt! There’s a less official steep back way up too–for some extra ooomph.
At the very top are great big boulders to scramble up for the best views. It can be windy!
John Muir had this to say on the subject:
The trail brings the traveler suddenly in sight of Bishop Peak… The town is fairly encircled with beautiful hills…the one just named being most conspicuous.
Wow, what a review! Haha. A nice claim to fame nonetheless.
It surely is nice and green in these photos – definitely a winter thing! This is in January 2016.