Bishop Peak Natural Reserve
Legend: Red: main trails
Length: 2 miles to the top, Felsman Loop 1.5
City: San Luis Obispo, CA
Location: North West of San Luis Obispo downtown
Also known as the Ferrini Ranch Open Space, this is one of
the most popular destinations in town, and for
good reason. Spectacular views, a great trail, and big rocks at the top
make for a good hiking destination. Trails go through grasses, wooded
areas, and low ground cover.
The Felsman Loop is a less traveled trail that is a nice hike.
A picnic table off the trail half way around makes for a great stopping
point to eat a packed lunch.
This open space has two trail heads. First is at the west end of Highland
Drive. The second is north of Highland on Patricia Drive. Note that the
commonly used access on Foothill Road crosses private property and is not a
city maintained path.