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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 walks to great scenery

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Fortaleza, CE
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Long Beach, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 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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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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120 helpful votes 120 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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The Bay Area
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37 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I really like this park, especially for camping. You have to hike in, which ensures privacy and being surrounded with like-minded people. Great hiking in the hills, forests as well as on the beach. Watch out for thieving crows :)

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Sunnyvale, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I wish I'd known that we'd have to cross a rushing current to get to the hiking trail! Very cold and a bit scary with a toddler in tow. Otherwise was lovely, beach on the other side is nice but there are nicer around

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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My sister and I visited earlier this week during our recent stay in Big Sur. We spent several hours here and had a great time. The park is beautiful and is probably my favorite of the parks I have visited in Big Sur. We parked our car in the dirt lot and then took the path towards the beach and... More 

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We decided to check this out. It proved to be much better that's we expected, the hike down to the coast is easy and Big Sur Runs pretty much parallel with your walk to the coast. When you get to the coast, you have the option of heading up the mountain or going to river mouth that meets with the... More 

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Self-proclaimed indoors girl. My fiance and I went in December. We started with Beach Trail since we were advised that the river was higher this time of year and there is no bridge during December so we may not be able to get across to Bluff's Trail (along the ocean) or Ridge Trail (in the woods). We went to the... More 

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