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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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Fortaleza, CE
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379 reviews 379 reviews
43 attraction reviews
262 helpful votes 262 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
44 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 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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181 reviews 181 reviews
36 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 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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124 reviews 124 reviews
12 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
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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478 reviews 478 reviews
206 attraction reviews
488 helpful votes 488 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
7 attraction reviews
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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Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
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278 reviews 278 reviews
41 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This park contains miles of hiking trails and they are some of the best in Big Sur! Reviewers who posted negative reviews clearly had not oriented themselves to the park's extensive trail system. Your best bet is to pay the $10 entry fee so that you can park in the secure parking lot, and purchase a park map for $1... More 

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Manhattan Beach, California
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118 reviews 118 reviews
19 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The brown eucalypts' branch hangs still in shade Barely moving. The sun's rays tickle the branch and ignites the limb with the thousand of electric orange wings of the Monarch Butterflies. The Deer walked and ate it's way to the trail that only deers can see... Flat on my back with red eyes glazed upward, the kaleidoscope of oranges against... More 

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