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Andrew Molera State Park

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Address: Monterey, CA
Phone Number: 831-667-2315
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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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Pleasant, flat walk to a surfer beach

1-mile walk to beach was very nice, also highly recommend Bluff trail if you have the time for a 9-mile round trip

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Bethesda, Maryland
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Bethesda, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

1-mile walk to beach was very nice, also highly recommend Bluff trail if you have the time for a 9-mile round trip

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We set off from the parking lot thinking we were going to hike about 4 miles. We must have misread our topo map, because it turned out to be 8.8 miles around the whole loop! It took us 6 hours total. We first took the trail along the coast, which was stunningly beautiful and an easy walk. Then we turned... More 

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Tracy, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This wasn't my favorite park because the hike to the beach was long and not very pretty. This is outside the redwoods, so much of the grounds were dry. The beach area was lovely and it meets the river. Many families were playing in the water and having a great time.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The one mile walk on sandy path was pleasant and manageable even with kids. Led to a pretty and quiet beach. Sat there and listened to the soothing waves and soaked in the beautiful Cliff's rocky coastline...relaxing way to enjoy a short morning or afternoon walk.

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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Took the 1-mile trail to the beach. Was a nice, easy walk. The beach was ok for the scenery, but not one that I would spend much time at. There were other trails that I would have liked to explore if I had more time.

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north hollywood
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Andrew Molera State Park is an amazing park. The Ventana Wildlife Society's Discovery Center is wonderful for children. The Creamery Meadow Trail (where cows were raised to make the original Monterey Jack Cheese) ends at the beach, where the Big Sur River empties into the Pacific Ocean. DO NOT GO ON BOBCAT TRAIL! There is horseback riding business that goes... More 

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Yorba Linda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Parking is $10 but can be used at other state park parking lots. Park and take the trail about a mile in. About 20-25 minutes through great different mixed scenery. We saw deer while hiking out of the beach. The beach is beautiful, very few people at the beach. It is rocky but towards the northern end there is a... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

A lovely place to get off the road and stretch your legs with a beautiful seaside hike. There is a bathroom and small fee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

cool walk in camp ground, open sites with a lot of space.Nice bluffs to watch the sunset from. can get quite windy from onshore winds but overral a cool quick place to camp for a night or two

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Our walk started with having to wade through the icy cold river which was a bit of a surprise - evidently the bridge is only there in the summer! Then the path took us through woods and meadows to a fantastic beach. There was lots of wildlife to watch on the way - birds I had never seen before and... More 

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Address: Monterey, CA
Phone Number: 831-667-2315
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey

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