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Bishop Peak Trail

San Luis Obispo, CA

Bishop Peak Trail is a 2.8 mile out and back trail located near San Luis Obispo, California and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Not recommended for bikes.

  • Best Hiking

  • Best Mountain Biking

  • Best Trail Running

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Cave Landing and Pirate's Cove
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

This is my go to spot when I need a break. Beautiful views and almost always sunny with beautiful sunsets.

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The Shell Beach Bluffs Walking Path
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

was so diappointed. the GPS took us thru a neighborhood and to a couldesac. we parked and headed on the trail (access road?) but we're soon stopped by a locked gate. am I missing something? help!

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Cave Landing and Pirate's Cove
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

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Cave Landing and Pirate's Cove
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3 Completed 4 Reviews

Good for kids. Beautiful views with beach access. Just note that Pirates Cove is clothing optional. If you hang out near the stairs you might not even realize it.

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Cave Landing and Pirate's Cove
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12 Completed 6 Reviews

NUDE BEACH! There, the warnings were too far down and I hiked in unaware.

The cave was OK but the beach itself was beautiful and alive. There were sea lions, crabs, starfish, and more. The first half of this track is a paved path through a gated community. The Avila Sea Caves has a parking lot closer to the caves if you want to start out closer to the beach.

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Cave Landing and Pirate's Cove
by Taelor Gonzales

2 Completed 2 Reviews

Beautiful views, and nice walk for the dogs. If you're an avid hiker there are a variety of different routes you can take to increase the difficulty.

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Monarch Butterfly Grove and Meadow Creek Trail
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31 Completed 22 Reviews

This is the perfect time of year for this trail and the butterflies are here, so go if you can! The staff is generally very friendly and helpful. Me and a couple of friends were just staring up at the butterfly hives when the lead docent came over donned in a huge hat and a butterfly-imprinted ascot and just started talking about butterfly behavior. And how sometimes the male butterflies drag female butterflies down to the ground and have sex with them in a way that can only be described as rape. Well, uh, yeah.... Anyways, the butterfly grove is best viewed during the day, but walking out to the beach is best during sunset, the trees along the beachfront look really cool in sunset silhouette.

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Cave Landing and Pirate's Cove
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4 Completed 2 Reviews

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Cave Landing and Pirate's Cove
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

I'm glad the ridge is open again :)

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Cave Landing and Pirate's Cove
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

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