We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Andrew Molera State Park, Big Sur, CA 93920
Phone Number: +1 831-625-5486
Website
Description:

Scenic horseback tours through Andrew Molera State Park that take riders...

Scenic horseback tours through Andrew Molera State Park that take riders over the river and through the redwoods.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 53 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Fun but not for the horses

We did the one hour ride. The instructors first ask every individual their riding experience and then pair them up to horses accordingly. The trail was mostly in the woods and... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 June 2016
cgasp01
,
New York City, New York
Add Photo Write a Review

53 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 51: English reviews
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We organised the 1 hour tour with some trepidation, having read some really mixed reviews here. We, with our three kids (8, 11 and 13) loved every minute. The lady at check in was friendly and helpful and happy to answer any questions. It may have helped that we were there 45 mins before the start and this was about... More 

Helpful?
Thank Philip G
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

I cannot believe that we actually go riding on the beach! I can't wait until I go there. From what I heard, this place is the best!

Helpful?
Thank Makayla K
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

We did the one hour ride. The instructors first ask every individual their riding experience and then pair them up to horses accordingly. The trail was mostly in the woods and then a quick stop at the beach for pictures. Wish we had more time at the beach. You can bring your phone as long as you put it on... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank cgasp01
Watsonville, California
Level Contributor
306 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

We did the afternoon beach ride from 1- 3:00pm. Came at appointed time - 12 :30 to fill out paper work, etc. Total of 5 in out group & I liked that helmets were optional. Asked a few questions about rpevious experinece- our not allot- mostley trail rides & frineds horsers years ago- then adjusted us each into the saddle.... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Kerryloves2travel
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

I am not an experienced rider so this was great for me ! Very well organized with good guides. They gave each rider an introduction to their horse and their habits before starting out. I felt very comfortable with my horse Snickers:). I did the two hour afternoon ride which took you to the beach after going through forest and... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Trish M
Conifer, Colorado
Level Contributor
21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

Before I ream this outfit, I am a horse trainer and riding instructor and have been for over 40 years. My family owned and operated a riding stables in Carmel, and I'm an author of a soon to be released Horse Safety Manual. I am a professional, it's not my first BBQ. I did not tell them any of this,... More 

Helpful?
9 Thank tinco123
Orlando, Florida
Level Contributor
103 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

We choose the 2 hour trail ride that takes you through part of the redwoods and the hills right to a short walk on the beach. The guides are familiar with the plant life and the history of the area. If you have not ridden a horse in a while I would suggest a shorter ride. Our legs and back... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank lovelife40
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

I just recently visited this place and was immediately told my children had to sign contracts. Once we got assigned to our horses we were told very strict directions on how to treat them properly. I got the horse Melody and she was SO slow. She was a few yards behind everyone else almost all the time and was told... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Michael C
Montebello, NY
Level Contributor
77 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

I believe the only riding available in Big Sur, it was a pleasant 2 hour ride through redwoods and ending up on the beach. Probably better to book a private ride just to get more lively horses! Mine "knew exactly what to do" and nothing was going to get her to do anything different! However, that is good for many!

Helpful?
Thank Apopik
Orangevale
Level Contributor
18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

My wife and I recently went on their 2.5 hour tour from 3:30pm to 6pm. You'll pull in to Andrew Molera State Park, go down the hill, and then take an left under their sign before the park attendants booth. When you reach the corral, there is plenty of parking and portable restrooms. The staff were much friendlier in person... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank HurricaneMike

Travellers who viewed Molera Horseback Tours also viewed

 

Been to Molera Horseback Tours? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Molera Horseback Tours staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?