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Best trails in Andrew Molera State Park

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Looking for a great trail in Andrew Molera State Park, California? AllTrails has 11 great hiking trails, views trails, dogs no trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 5 easy trails in Andrew Molera State Park ranging from 2.1 to 4.5 miles and from 36 to 131 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description
Andrew Molera State Park is a beautiful, relatively undeveloped park 20 miles south of Carmel-by-the-Sea on State Route 1. This park boasts miles of trails, fishing, campsites, and beaches. This is a must-see for anyone driving or biking down the coast. Expect to see incredible cliffs dropping to the ocean, with large rocks just off the beach.
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Map of trails in Andrew Molera State Park
Park information
Acreage
4766 acres
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - dusk
Tuesday
8:00 am - dusk
Wednesday
8:00 am - dusk
Thursday
8:00 am - dusk
Friday
8:00 am - dusk
Saturday
8:00 am - dusk
Sunday
8:00 am - dusk
Mailing address
Andrew Molera State Park
Big Sur Station #1
Big Sur, CA 93920
Contact
831-667-1112
Top trails (11)
#1 - Beach, Bluffs, Panorama, Ridge, and Creamery Meadow Loop [CLOSED]
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Length: 8.2 mi • Est. 4 h 11 m
A loop that offers beautiful ocean vistas, meadows and forests. Show more
#2 - Bluffs and Panorama Trail via Creamery Meadow [CLOSED]
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Length: 7.9 mi • Est. 4 h 3 m
A relatively flat, scenic hike that takes you along the bluffs for a great view of the Pacific to the west and the Santa Lucia mountains to the east. When you start on the trailhead that leaves the pShow more
#3 - Andrew Molera Beach Trail to Creamery Meadows Trail [CLOSED]
Andrew Molera State Park
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 58 m
This is a straightforward easy walk to a secluded and driftwood covered beach. You have to cross the Big Sur River which at times can be a raging torrent. In spring it can be knee high, so be careful.Show more
#4 - Creamery Meadows Trail [CLOSED]
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h
NOTE: As of September 2019, Ridge trail is closed due to overgrowth. On October 31, 2018 the seasonal footbridge crossing the Big Sur River was removed for the season. Hikers wishing to access the beShow more
#5 - East Molera Trail to Post Summit [CLOSED]
Andrew Molera State Park
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Length: 8.8 mi • Est. 6 h 2 m
To prevent the spread of COVID-19 there is currently no vehicle access to this trail or others in the park. See here for more info: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=30355Show more
#6 - East Molera Trail [CLOSED]
Andrew Molera State Park
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 2 h 26 m
To prevent the spread of COVID-19 there is currently no vehicle access to this trail or others in the park. See here for more info: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=30355Show more
#7 - Andrew Molera Beach Trail [CLOSED]
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 53 m
Note: As of June 2019, this trail may be closed. Check Andrew Molera State Park for more information https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=29855Show more
#8 - Manuel Peak via East Molera Trail and Manuel Peak Trail [CLOSED]
Andrew Molera State Park
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Length: 13.3 mi • Est. 8 h 54 m
This route begins at the Andrew Molera State Park parking lot and ascends Post Summit and Manuel Peak.Show more
#9 - Andrew Molera State Park River Trail [CLOSED]
Andrew Molera State Park
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 2 m
Note: For more information on closures in the area, please see https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=29841 River crossing, wildlife, lovely secluded coastal area, wildflowers, and meadows. This is a strShow more
#10 - Bobcat Trail [CLOSED]
Andrew Molera State Park
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 9 m
To prevent the spread of COVID-19 there is currently no vehicle access to this trail or others in the park. See here for more info: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=30355Show more
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