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Andrew Molera State Park

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Address: Cabrillo Hwy, Big Sur, CA 93920
Phone Number: 831-667-2315
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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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Molera Horseback riding tour

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jennifer P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

We enjoyed a hike at Andrew Molera State Park. There is meadows and wooded area and then one can continue on to the Pacific Ocean.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Walking along seeming to just be on a mediocre trail at first, you must look up when finding the eucalyptus trees! If timing is right I am sure the butterflies are everywhere int he fields. At end of trail cross small river to get ocean side to see moss covered rocks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

First, the good. The wildlife in the meadows leading to the beach is extraordinary. We saw mule deer and....a bobcat! Up close. The beach is stunning, with piles of driftwood, huge rocks and stacks, and lovely sand and surf. Now the not so good. In spring you have to wade across the Big Sur river to get from the car... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

outside of the redwoods, the views at andrew molera state park are the other scenes that come to mind when i envision big sur. we hiked out to the ocean through a flat grass land with deciduous trees. truely one of the most beautiful hikes. at the very beginning of the hike however, you MUST walk barefoot across an ice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

This park has multiple trails and the shortest one require crossing 20 feet wide creek. We failed due to that last winter - too cold for me to go bare foot to the stream. However, there is another one from the right corner of the parking lot. This trail is going along the camp and monarch butterflies retreat and then... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Inside Andrew Molera State Park, the Ventana Wildlife Society conducts Big Sur Condor Viewing Tours. They are fabulous! The two-hour tour goes down the coast to view magnificent and endangered California Condors. The staff uses radio telemetry to track wild condors while taking in the beautiful Big Sur coast. Our tour guide Andy was incredibly knowledgeable and enthusiastic and made... More 

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