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Andrew Molera State Park

Cabrillo Hwy, Big Sur, CA 93920
+1 831-667-2315
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A different side to Big Sur

More open spaces and fields, a bay beach, but this is a fine place for a hike, a short or long one... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2016
Lisbon, Portugal

Be aware that the Sobranes Fire has led to the closure of all state parks in Big Sur this week... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2016
Michelle S
St Albans, United Kingdom
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This large park has a diverse range of trails that run along the Big Sur River or out to the coast.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Cabrillo Hwy, Big Sur, CA 93920
+1 831-667-2315
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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.

Thank Sergio_Nogueira
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...More

1  Thank Michelle S
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...More

Thank juliennes567
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...More

Thank wsissel
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Good park, beautiful views and Horseback Riding down to the beach. A dat riding down to the beach as well as the beach itself is beautiful

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 30 June 2016

We took the first horseback riding tour at 9am with Cindy from Molera Horseback Tours. It was a big highlight of our trip to Big Sur! Cindy was so knowledgable about the region and the wildlife. The ride was 1 1/2 hours, going thru the...More

1  Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Great, easy 1 mike hike to beach. Very windy that day. Had to take refuge by the cliffs and cross a small river to get there. Tide came in fast and we had to head for higher ground. Surfers in water. Sea Lion visited cove....More

1  Thank Mcdonnelly
Reviewed 18 May 2016

We did this hike for half a day. Maybe it's a little less - like 9 miles. We are in shape and hike often and say this was a moderate hike. Wear a hat and sunscreen because most of it is in the sun. Epic...More

Thank lilylovesb
Reviewed 14 May 2016

Nice meadow/forest hiking. Although there is so much better all along the coastline. We prefer Pt. Lobos and down Big Sur

Thank lindacrick
Reviewed 18 April 2016

We enjoyed a hike at Andrew Molera State Park. There is meadows and wooded area and then one can continue on to the Pacific Ocean.

Thank mini
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Hi...JB of MonarchQuestAZ(WingsWarrior)....posted a flyer informing and encouraging people who might be able to enjoy spotting AZ-tagged monarchs. Not technically a review, but a valuable contribution that may enrich people's experience at the park. Everything i do is strictly out-of-pocket--not a commercial enterprise! So...how do I contact AMSP? (your phone doesn't work). Would really appreciate Park staff contacting me: (520)861-0646(preferred) Thank you!.........Cheers, JB
3 January 2015|
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Response from M Q | Reviewed this property |
0 Votes Not sure what phone number you tried but how about this one... Contact Information (831) 667-2315