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Andrew Molera State Park

Monterey, CA
831-667-2315
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Ranked #13 of 56 attractions in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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.
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Actually here 11-26-11. Nice and easy hike to a beautiful ocean view form the cliffs. Even got within 20 feet of a bobcat.

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Beautiful weather, gorgeous park and wonderful hiking trails. You can't ask for a more pleasant day.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Took Hidden ?Trail to Panoramic and Bluff. Most wildflowers we have ever seen. Trail along ocean was extremely windy. This hike is strenuous with steep climbs on Hidden Trail and difficult downhill portions but well worth the effort. Lots of variety

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Chatsworth
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The biggest disappointment in this Park was the fact that the "seasonal bridge" was out for their most popular trail, the Creamery Meadow Trail. All they really need to do is put a plank across the river and it would be fine. You don't want to wade across the river, knee-high, and have to worry about drying clothing and/or shoes... More

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Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We hiked both sides of the Andrew Molera State Park. The eastern side has a shorter but tough hike up the mountain and we actually ended early due to a large amount of brush overlying the trail. The hike along the coast, however, was beautiful! We took the loop around where you hike along the coast and then hike along... More

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Midland,Mi.
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93 reviews 93 reviews
34 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We arrived a little after 8 am and there was nobody on duty at the booth. It took us a bit to figure out that we needed to pay for parking as there was also camping. Signage was not real helpful. We did the self pay and parked. We knew it was going to be about a half mile walk... More

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Martinez, California, United States
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110 reviews 110 reviews
43 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

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

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Monterey, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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.

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Tracy, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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.

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Salem, Oregon, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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.

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