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.

Andrew Molera State Park

Monterey, CA
831-667-2315
Update attraction details
Ranked #13 of 57 attractions in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: State Parks
Activities: Hiking
Description: This large park has a diverse range of trails that run along the Big Sur River or out to the coast.
Write a Review

63 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    28
    23
    10
    2
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Martinez, California, United States
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
36 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We ran the Loop clockwise, converse to most guides. Good decision this day, as we had a marine layer in the morning and cool temps for the uphill 1100 foot gain. That also put us at the beaches after some warming and the marine layer thinned out. Barefooted across the Big Sur river - bridge removed for salmon migration -... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Monterey, United States
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Love Andres Molera and its one of my favorite ones since you can find clutches of monarch butterflies hanging on the eucalyptus trees near the beach. The entire park is great there are so many trails and the big sur river flows thru it making its final stop at the ocean.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Tracy, California
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Have gone horseback riding here a few times. Very worth the time and money. The outfit here is very professional, and the horses and well-behaved and well cared for. The setting is beautiful. Also a nice place for a hike.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Salem, Oregon, United States
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Redwoods were magnificent. The waterfall hike was disappointing to an Oregonian. Their waterfall is what I'd call a trickle.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

This is one of a handful of stops in Big Sur that are must dos. We found out that after paying at the Andrew Molera State Park, the pass gave us access to the other state parks in the area for free on the same day. Other on the list include Bixby Bridge, Old Coast Road, Henry Miller Memorial Library,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

full loop is 4 hours. we ate lunch on the beach. such a beautiful hike along the coast. really special!

Was this review helpful? Yes
TravelinDood
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

The Bluffs Trail is a gorgeous hike along the coast with nearly continuous views of some of the most spectacular coastline in the world. It is not a particularly strenuous hike. Our 2-year old happily walked along with us for much of it (riding in a backpack when she got tired). The only obstacle was having to wade across the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bay Area
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

great views. well maintained trails. great views of the bay. minimal climbing. friendly fellow walkers.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Carmel, California
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
69 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

One of our favorite hiking areas. There are several options of hikes from level to challenging. The views are outstanding of the ocean. Be warned that there is a stable and horse tours so hikers and horses share some of the trails. There can be surfing if you understand the swells.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

There are little to no maps to speak of and the ones they have are poorly constructed. None available to take with you, so take a pic of the map before you head out (we didn't). Once you're on the trails, good luck because they give you no guidance. At the various "intersections" the have a little post that names... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Andrew Molera State Park also viewed

Monterey, Monterey Peninsula
Monterey, Monterey Peninsula
 
Monterey, Monterey Peninsula
Monterey, Monterey Peninsula
 

Been to Andrew Molera State Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Andrew Molera State Park, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing