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Andrew Molera State Park

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Address: Cabrillo Hwy, Big Sur, CA 93920
Phone Number: 831-667-2315

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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Camping on a whim

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Vallejo, California
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Vallejo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

More open spaces and fields, a bay beach, but this is a fine place for a hike, a short or long one, you choose the path.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Be aware that the Sobranes Fire has led to the closure of all state parks in Big Sur this week, possibly until the end of August so check on the website before you travel. A huge pall of smoke is hanging over the hills obscuring the view, many outlooks are closed as they are occupied with fire fighting trucks and... More 

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San Clemente, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Gorgeous walk for 3-4 hours on the bluffs is a must see while in the Big Sur area. Worth getting up and off the beaten path and hiking the hills, the ocean views are well worth the climb! We also hiked down to a beach and found we had it all to ourselves! Breathtaking views, and solitude! You will love... More 

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novato, ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

The beach is windy so bring a jacket. There were also some strange folks along the trail to the beach. One man screaming, a couple getting inappropriate in the sand, and a couple who looked guilty of something. If you get beyond that there is an eight mile ridge trail that is spectacular. It's a little strenuous so bring good... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Good park, beautiful views and Horseback Riding down to the beach. A dat riding down to the beach as well as the beach itself is beautiful

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

We took the first horseback riding tour at 9am with Cindy from Molera Horseback Tours. It was a big highlight of our trip to Big Sur! Cindy was so knowledgable about the region and the wildlife. The ride was 1 1/2 hours, going thru the Big Sur River through a knoll where we came across a bobcat and down to... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Great, easy 1 mike hike to beach. Very windy that day. Had to take refuge by the cliffs and cross a small river to get there. Tide came in fast and we had to head for higher ground. Surfers in water. Sea Lion visited cove. Fun time.

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We did this hike for half a day. Maybe it's a little less - like 9 miles. We are in shape and hike often and say this was a moderate hike. Wear a hat and sunscreen because most of it is in the sun. Epic views along the way.

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Granville, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Nice meadow/forest hiking. Although there is so much better all along the coastline. We prefer Pt. Lobos and down Big Sur

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