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Andrew Molera State Park

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Address: Monterey, CA
Phone Number: 831-667-2315
Activities: Hiking
Description: 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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nice trail to beach

You will have to cross the river to walk to the beach. the water is pretty low (ankle or a bit higher) - not sure how much higher it gets after a wet winter. Nice trail to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

You will have to cross the river to walk to the beach. the water is pretty low (ankle or a bit higher) - not sure how much higher it gets after a wet winter. Nice trail to the beach. Poison oak everywhere. I've never seen so much so stay to the trail. Once at the beach, you are a bit... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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24 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We did a walk here with the Monterey Audubon Society and although the conditions weren't ideal (windy and overcast initially), we still managed 63 species over the morning. Highly recommended for variety of habitats.

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Watsonville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We took the River trail and Hidden trail to Ridge and back thru Creamery Meadow. We misread book and thought it said easy 3.6 miles but it had allot of uphill and then of course downhill. Still it was worth it . had to cross creek to start and glad I took walking pole and water. For $1.00 purchase the... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We started our hike near the parking lot and went up the mountain away from the beach. After an hour we were at the top looking out at the Pacific encountering only one other hiker. Most visitors walk the more gentle cliff trail just above the long beach at Andrew Molera Park. We were told we would have to wade... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

A 6 miles hike with awesome views over the coast, with different species of plants from the coastal area up to 1000 feet altitude with tall oak and sequoia trees and even a river crossing where you have to take off your shoes - just supereb!

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Long Beach, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

if you can manage an uphill climb and longer hike, I highly recommend taking the river trail and then taking hidden through the mountain, you come out to ridge and then panorama, which affords the most stunning views of the beach and greenery surrounds you. then walk over bluff trail and end by the beach. Wasn't expecting this trail to... More 

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Redwood City, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

If you cross the creek, you will wind through the woods an come out on a lonely beach. If you walk to the north end of the parking lot you will take a trail that winds through the woods, the campgrounds, and end up on a beautiful point with stunning views. A fairly easy walk, about a mile and a... More 

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Fortaleza, CE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We saw two basic trails: one to a beach and one to the campground and highlands. We were tempted to do the former, but didn't want to ford a large steam, so chose the second option and were glad we did. That trail takes you further out on the point, beyond the beach, for great views (including a rock with... More 

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Sullivan, Missouri
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

all have distinctive features and beautiful beaches, some have waterfalls even. was there a few years ago in the summertime and they were beautiful then too. I drove as far south as Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park to see Smugglers Cove that has a tunnel thru the rocks and McWay Falls, which drops on to the sandy beach below, very... More 

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Groveland, California
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126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I've been coming here since I was a teen, the walk in campground was a huge attraction for my friends and I, and now I absolutely love the day hiking and scenery. This is a great park, offering a variety of landscapes to explore. Stroll through meadows and glades of trees watching for birds and admiring the wildflowers. Stand on... More 

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