The Sierra Club sponsored "Morro Mania" on Sat, 23 Jun which proved a great way to be introduced to peaks in the San Luis Obispo area. Big day and very nice hiking group.
Saturday, June 23rd, Morro Mania (varying start times) - The Morros of SLO County! Join Andrea and Bill on the Seventh Anniversary Hike, a one-day ascent of the five publicly accessible Morros, near San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay. All five Morros can be hiked in succession (see schedule listed below) or selected to suit one’s preferences and conditioning. Each has a beautiful but different vista---from city to oak woodland to grassland to seashore. Total round-trip distance for all five hikes is about 13 miles, with 3,500 ft. elevation gain.
7:30 a.m. Islay Hill, 2 miles, 500 ft. gain, moderate. The easternmost of the Morros, with views of five others.
9:00 a.m. Cerro San Luis, 4 miles, 1,100 ft. gain, moderate. Has knockout views of SLO.
12:00 p.m. Bishop Peak, 3.5 miles, 950 ft. gain, moderately strenuous. Highest of all the Morros.
3:30 p.m. Cerro Cabrillo, 2.5 miles, 800 ft. gain, moderately strenuous. 360-degree views from the Santa Lucia Mts. to coastline.
6:00 p.m. Black Hill, 3.0 miles, 650 ft. gain, moderate. Ocean views from Montaña de Oro north to San Simeon.