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In the spectacular Big Sur area, Andrew Molera State Park is still relatively undeveloped and offers visitors great hiking and beach-combing. Miles of trails wind through meadows, beaches and hilltops. A primitive walk-in trail camp, popular with hikers and bikers, is located approximately one third mile from the parking area. Open 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset.

Extremely windy conditions at the beach prevented us from fully enjoying the beautiful coast. There were some very interesting structures made from Wood that provide some respite from the biting cold wind.

hiking
8 days ago

We hiked this and then did the ridge trail out and back a bit. It was very pretty from up high, I would recommended heading up the bluff for. Enter views.

off road driving
21 days ago

The trail is off limits and is private property. The owner threatened to call the police if I didn't leave.

off road driving
21 days ago

The trail is off limits and is private property. The owner threatened to call the police if I didn't leave.

Group and I went the whole 8 mile or so loop. The two Beaches were definitely the highlights of this hike. Going from Beaches back to the parking lot using the loop was a good workout. We used the hidden trail back.... I don't recommend that part! Otherwise, this was my most memorable hike yet.

hiking
23 days ago

hiking
23 days ago

A friend and I drove a mile or 2 in before getting out to hike. That's what I'd suggest doing. The scenery is endless. The trail has a of greenery, redwoods, creeks, and everything you can expect from Big Sur. We ended at the top of a ridge in a cow pastor that was super windy. Such a contrast to the forest down below, but definitely added to the adventure.

hiking
1 month ago

Couple years ago

off road driving
2 months ago

spectacular

off road driving
3 months ago

Great views, fun and easy ride.

hiking
6 months ago

Great hike!

Crossed the river for this one because the footbridge was down. Freezing cold! But worth it. It was a short one mile walk to the beach. Really beautiful view. Would do again. It would be a great trail to run on.

hiking
9 months ago

This trail provides exceptional memories every time depending on the season, time of day and, of course, who accompanies you. The bench at the top is gone, however. Four of us did this loop in the rain today (late November) and we did everything wrong! A 7 yr old and a 10 yr old will agree that starting out at 3pm in November in the rain will give one bragging rights of the cold, the rain, the wind, the pitch black darkness, the salemanders, slugs, magical grove shelter and fatigue. They didn't know it is 8.2 miles. I've done this trail a few times and am awestruck by the variety of natural beauty (even in the dark) on this trail, including bobcat, coyotes, deer and a rattle snake.