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Andrew Molera State Park

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Address: Cabrillo Hwy, Big Sur, CA 93920
Phone Number: +1 831-667-2315
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This large park has a diverse range of trails that run along the Big Sur...

This large park has a diverse range of trails that run along the Big Sur River or out to the coast.

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Great walk down to the ocean

Pleasant trail from Highway 1 goes through some open land, then leads down through a grove of Eucalyptus trees and tends near the mouth of the Big Sur River. Great views from the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Duluth, Minnesota
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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pleasant trail from Highway 1 goes through some open land, then leads down through a grove of Eucalyptus trees and tends near the mouth of the Big Sur River. Great views from the headlands and various points along the shoreline.

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Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I really enjoyed Andrew Molera state park, we walked the coast trail had to cross a freezing creek to get to the trail but good fun.The walk to the beach is easy and flat but lovely scenery and pleasant, we visited on a lovely october day,the beach is so pretty and and a nice place to visit. There is a... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Moderate to Strenuous but a great hike overall. We have done this hike 3 times now and the scenery is breathtaking. This last visit, while on the Bluffs Trail we witnessed a few dolphins at play. The views of the ocean is an awesome sight. Andrew Molera is an 8 mile loop but with the inclines, switchbacks and hills it... More 

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Coronado, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Pros: *easy trail and flat *trail ends on the beach *purple sand (see attached pic) *saw ppl w boogie boards and paddle boards Cons: *don't expect to see big redwood trees. The vegetation is a bit more arid.

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Burlingame, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Walked the coast trail from parking to ocean, one mile each way. Pretty sunny heading out to beach , but groves of trees here and there. Very windy the day we went. The beach itself is not so great, but the trail is easy and flat and wel maintained. There are other trails as well. Lots of people on the... More 

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Vallejo, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Loved this spot. Great hiking! Awesome views! Peaceful atmosphere! The trek from your car to the campsite is not far, but it is not close, I would say its about 500-750 yards away less than 5 min walk. I camped here in August 2014.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

More open spaces and fields, a bay beach, but this is a fine place for a hike, a short or long one, you choose the path.

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Be aware that the Sobranes Fire has led to the closure of all state parks in Big Sur this week, possibly until the end of August so check on the website before you travel. A huge pall of smoke is hanging over the hills obscuring the view, many outlooks are closed as they are occupied with fire fighting trucks and... More 

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San Clemente, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Gorgeous walk for 3-4 hours on the bluffs is a must see while in the Big Sur area. Worth getting up and off the beaten path and hiking the hills, the ocean views are well worth the climb! We also hiked down to a beach and found we had it all to ourselves! Breathtaking views, and solitude! You will love... More 

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novato, ca
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

The beach is windy so bring a jacket. There were also some strange folks along the trail to the beach. One man screaming, a couple getting inappropriate in the sand, and a couple who looked guilty of something. If you get beyond that there is an eight mile ridge trail that is spectacular. It's a little strenuous so bring good... More 

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