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Andrew Molera State Park

Monterey, CA
831-667-2315
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Ranked #15 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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Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We did the round trip consisting of the trails Beach, Bluffs, Panorama, Hidden and River. It took us about 4 hours during which we hiked through different types of beautiful nature (bluffs, forest, meadow). A rocky and sometimes bit steep path led us to beautiful views during the Panorama trail. This felt as a good work-out. We met only a... More

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Wheaton, Illinois, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We only had time to take one trail on our visit. It was the trail that led through the campground to the beach. It was an easy trail - wide and flat - for the majority. There was an incline near the beginning with some steps and a hill. In order to get to the beach you need to wade... More

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Oswego, New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Well I love California beaches esp the remote ones but this was a bust. Compared to Point Lobos, Asilomar, any beaches between Santa Cruz and Half Moon Bay, Montana de Oro, and the San Simeon beaches, we were so sorry that we spent the 3 hours hiking in and around the beach there. It was crowded and though it was... More

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San Francisco, CA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We visited this park last week and loved it. The $10 parking fee tends to scare away the tourists, and the parking lot wasn't even half full when we arrived in the early afternoon on a sunny weekday. We weren't interested in sitting on the beach, so we hiked the Headlands Trail, which takes you to a stunning lookout point... More

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67 reviews 67 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 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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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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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
9 helpful votes 9 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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37 helpful votes 37 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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