Elevation 576 feet. It is also called "the Gibralter of the Pacific" and is
probably the most famous peak. It was first sighted in 1542 by Juan Cabrillo. At one time
it was surrounded by water. Quarrying was responsible for its shape, and rock from it
supplied the breakwater for Morro Bay. It is now protected home for the endangered
Elevation 665 feet. This hill is located in Morro Bay State Park. It provides an
overlook to the city of Morro Bay.
Elevation 911 feet. Named after Juan Cabrillo, it is located within the section of
Morro Bay State Park bordered by Turri Road, South Bay Blvd., and Chorro Creek.
Elevation 1,404 feet. Named after the family that lived at its base in 1884. This is
the only peak which has a spring located at the base. It is the most majestic looking, and
had religious significance to the Chumash Indians.
Elevation 1,306 feet. Named after the Chumash Indian Romauldo, who received a land
grant for the property. It was a quarry site. Cuesta College lies between this peak
and Hollister Peak.
Elevation 1,257 feet. Named by Louisiana Clayton Dart in 1964 in honor of the
Chumash Indians. Quarrying recently took place at this peak for rock to be used in
foundations of the new buildings at Cuesta College.
Elevation 1,559 feet. It was named for a Bishop's miter. This is the highest peak in
the chain; its quarries were the source of rock for foundations, curbing and buildings in
San Luis Obispo.
CERRO SAN LUIS
Elevation 1,292 feet. This peak is privately owned by Alex Madonna of Madonna Inn. It
was named in honor of Mission San Luis Obispo.
Elevation 777 feet. Located near the country airport, it is a round grassy hill.
Most of the area around it has been developed.