Explore the most popular no dogs trails in Andrew Molera State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Took this Bluffs Trail up to the Ridges and Back down. One of my favorite hikes. Barely any traffic and just beautiful absolutely stunning views. Big Sur ought to be on everyone’s list and Andrew Molera does a wonderful preservation job at keeping wildlife and flora in comfort.

5/2/18: The beach trail was closed due to a fire, you can still go to the beach by going through creamery.
First stop, you get to cross a small river (you will get your feet wet during that time of the year). After the first “obstacle”, it’s a really casual walk. Flowers and birds on the way with the beach at the very end of course!
Parking is $10.

lovely flat trail on a gorgeous bluebird day. Fording the creek was a fun adventure, lots of kiddo's doing it. Creamery trail was closed but driftwood beach at the end a fun goal, will be putting in 50hikeswithkids.com!

Amazing nature walk. Cross a river, walk through a meadow, carve some gnarly paths and end up on a wide open beach! It's cold but worth it.

Just did this hike about a month ago, it was absolutely beautiful. Although there are portions I remember hiking in the past that are now closed unfortunately, I ended up just going along the beach for a few hours as the tide dropped...kind of the same scenery and feels endless...a nice serene feeling and beautiful fog...

Amazing beach! We had a magical day here.

Easy stroll (once you cross the VERY COLD IN NOVEMBER) creek. Be ready to have sandy feet when you put shoes back on after creek crossing; we opted to just barefoot whole way and back.
BEACH IS GORGEOUS

great walk and a beautiful beach, all flat and well maintened.

Beautiful. The best so far in Big Sur

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.

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.

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.

Be ready for a cold paddle through the stream to get started. It's about knee deep with a stoney bottom. Once you've got your shoes back on then it's an easy walk, even a little dull, but the beach at the end of it is gorgeous. You can loop back through the River Trail, even though the only contact with any river consists of the paddle through the stream that starts and ends both trails at the parking lot. Worth it for the beach.

In the very beginning u must cross the strong river and than you shoes or feet will be wet. If it is windy then the sand will repeatedly hit you.

Super special place. There is a lagoon. Nice trail, river, eucalyptus trees. Tent camping here-- first come first serve. Saw a bobcat here once.

Absolutely awesone. Beach was beautiful.

Monday, January 04, 2016

Just beautiful! Very few people when we went. Bring flip flops to get across the river to the trail.

Great trail. The stream crossing at the start was a barrier for a few and fun for the kids. Great sound of waves on large stones at the beach.

Easy hike to the beach...well worth the hike to see a Big Sur beach.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

This short but pretty trail loosely follows the river and crosses it at 2 points, both of which make for great places to stop and enjoy a little cool water over dusty toes. A bobcat was seen wandering down the path in late morning.

on Bluffs Trail

Saturday, July 18, 2015

This is a beautiful, easy trail that follows the coastline. Saw a pod of dolphins/porpoises just off the beach playing in the surf. Trail meanders through scrub like grassland terrain.

This one so far was my favorite hike, the only thing is there is a ton of poison oak, and a ton of people on a very narrow trail. Go early! Beautiful ocean views. Make sure you dress in layers! Hot on one side of the hill, and freezing on the coast side, super windy!

nice hike we spotted two bobcats and two deer. Great views of the beach. Want to do the ridge loop next time

I agree with the other reviewers. Pleasant hike that leads to better: Bluffs, Ridge and Panorama. Don't miss them.

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Thursday, October 03, 2013

Nothing to see here. Take the beach trail to the Bluffs trail. Then to Panorama or Ridge.

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Wednesday, October 02, 2013

A wonderful hike. If you start from the parking lot, take the Beach Trail, the Creamery Meadow trail is practically a road with nothing much to see. This takes you to the beach and then you join up with the Bluffs trail. There's a fork early on the bluffs trail, closer to the ocean the view is obscured by the hedges, but they provide shelter from the sometimes powerful wind. The trail is mostly flat, punctuated with drop/rises of about 30' to traverse the ravines. Fantastic views all around.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

One of my favorites.. And a private beach make out session ;)

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Monday, August 26, 2013

A nice view, but primarily used for horseback riding. If you're here to hike or walk, I'd recommend using the Beach Trail instead, which will take you to the same place in the same amount of time.

Continue on the Creamery Meadows Trail for a little bit for access to the beach.

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