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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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Easy and flat

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Coronado, California
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Coronado, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Burlingame, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 flat and wel maintained. There are other trails as well. Lots of people on the... More 

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Vallejo, California
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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70 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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