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#14 of 90 state parks in California

Best trails in Andrew Molera State Park

1,174 Reviews
Looking for a great trail in Andrew Molera State Park, California? AllTrails has 11 great hiking trails, views trails, wild flowers 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:
4,766 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
Contact
831-667-1112
Helpful links
Top trails (11)
#1 - Beach, Bluffs, Panorama, Ridge, and Creamery Meadow Loop
Andrew Molera State Park
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Length: 8.2 mi • Est. 4 h 11 m
A loop that offers beautiful ocean vistas, meadows and forests. Please note that partial trail closures leading to the beach have been reported for this trail as of 06/16/2020.Show more
#2 - Bluffs and Panorama Trail via Creamery Meadow
Andrew Molera State Park
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Length: 7.9 mi • Est. 4 h 3 m
A 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 parking lot, you'lShow more
#3 - Andrew Molera Beach Trail to Creamery Meadows Trail
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
Andrew Molera State Park
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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 - Andrew Molera Beach Trail
Andrew Molera State Park
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 53 m
Andrew Molera Beach Trail is a 2.1 mile out and back trail located near Big Sur, California that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, Show more
#6 - East Molera Trail to Post Summit
Andrew Molera State Park
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Length: 8.8 mi • Est. 6 h 2 m
Note: Users report that there are a lot of ticks on this trail.Show more
#7 - Bobcat Trail
Andrew Molera State Park
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 9 m
Bobcat Trail is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Big Sur, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, naShow more
#8 - East Molera Trail
Andrew Molera State Park
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 2 h 26 m
East Molera Trail is a 3.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Big Sur, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiShow more
#9 - Manuel Peak via East Molera Trail and Manuel Peak Trail
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
#10 - Andrew Molera State Park River Trail
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
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