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Andrew Molera State Park

Cabrillo Hwy, Big Sur, CA 93920
+1 831-667-2315
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Must visit!!!

The road leading to the carpark from HWY1 is around 5 minutes drive up from the big sur river inn... read more

Reviewed March 1, 2017
via mobile
Call before going-Might be closed-Might see Monarch butterflies

We went on January 29th, 2017 to look for Monarch butterflies. They were closed due to river... read more

Reviewed February 4, 2017
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This large park has a diverse range of trails that run along the Big Sur River or out to the coast.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Cabrillo Hwy, Big Sur, CA 93920
+1 831-667-2315
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Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

The road leading to the carpark from HWY1 is around 5 minutes drive up from the big sur river inn. I would recommend reserving a day to explore the park properly. We visited initially on our first evening on coast just for a quick hike...More

1  Thank mcuktravel
Reviewed February 4, 2017

We went on January 29th, 2017 to look for Monarch butterflies. They were closed due to river changing course, but it was not posted on their website.

Thank goCaspian
Reviewed January 9, 2017

Arrived late afternoon on New Year's Day so only time for the Headlands Trail from the parking lot (no stream crossing necessary) to the bluffs above the beach. First down some steps then across the meadow with campsites, then through the grove of trees, then...More

Thank Laryn L
Reviewed December 22, 2016

If you're looking for a Big Sur dramatic beach, this one is lovely but more understated. There is also a mile walk from parking to the beach. It's not a hard walk -- almost entirely flat -- but it's not particularly scenic; it goes through...More

Thank Quince D
Reviewed November 8, 2016

Pleasant trail from Highway 1 goes through some open land, then leads down through a grove of Eucalyptus trees and tends near the mouth of the Big Sur River. Great views from the headlands and various points along the shoreline.

1  Thank Aaron B
Reviewed November 2, 2016

I really enjoyed Andrew Molera state park, we walked the coast trail had to cross a freezing creek to get to the trail but good fun.The walk to the beach is easy and flat but lovely scenery and pleasant, we visited on a lovely october...More

Thank Ruby K
Reviewed October 27, 2016

Moderate to Strenuous but a great hike overall. We have done this hike 3 times now and the scenery is breathtaking. This last visit, while on the Bluffs Trail we witnessed a few dolphins at play. The views of the ocean is an awesome sight....More

Thank Michael G
Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

Pros: *easy trail and flat *trail ends on the beach *purple sand (see attached pic) *saw ppl w boogie boards and paddle boards Cons: *don't expect to see big redwood trees. The vegetation is a bit more arid.

Thank LaViajeraSolitaria
Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

Walked the coast trail from parking to ocean, one mile each way. Pretty sunny heading out to beach , but groves of trees here and there. Very windy the day we went. The beach itself is not so great, but the trail is easy and...More

Thank travelagentreplies
Reviewed September 14, 2016

Loved this spot. Great hiking! Awesome views! Peaceful atmosphere! The trek from your car to the campsite is not far, but it is not close, I would say its about 500-750 yards away less than 5 min walk. I camped here in August 2014.

Thank GratefulServant
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Hi...JB of MonarchQuestAZ(WingsWarrior)....posted a flyer informing and encouraging people who might be able to enjoy spotting AZ-tagged monarchs. Not technically a review, but a valuable contribution that may enrich people's experience at the park. Everything i do is strictly out-of-pocket--not a commercial enterprise! So...how do I contact AMSP? (your phone doesn't work). Would really appreciate Park staff contacting me: (520)861-0646(preferred) Thank you!.........Cheers, JB
January 2, 2015|
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Response from M Q | Reviewed this property |
0 Votes Not sure what phone number you tried but how about this one... Contact Information (831) 667-2315