Andrew Molera State Park

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  • Address: Big Sur, CA 93920, United States
  • Timings: 05:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8316672315
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Park, Nature

The park might look a bit underdeveloped as compare to other State parks of Big Sur, but this long loopish trail offers a great opportunity for hiking and beachcombing. It also gives a spectacular view of the coasts. The trail is not only popular among hikers, bikers simultaneously take interest in riding down this trail that passes through meadows, redwood and oak groves to get the ‘adrenaline rush’.

After from the hiking trail, the site also has nearly 24 camping sites. However, these sites are individual campsites. So, if you are travelling with your spouse, you can plan for a camp night in any of the available sites. 

Andrew Molera State Park Travel Tips

  • The weather is subject to change frequently. Wear layered clothes.
  • Dogs are not allowed on Trail Camp.
  • The seasonal bridges across the river are installed, depending on seasonal conditions, from June to October.
  • Guided horseback tours with Molera Horseback tours is available.
  • 4 persons for each camping site are allowed.

Entrance Ticket Details For Andrew Molera State Park

  • Reservation for camping is based on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • $8 for day use.

Andrew Molera State Park Hours

  • The park is open 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset.

How to Reach Andrew Molera State Park

  • By car, take Highway 1 from the south of Carmel 

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  • Andrew Molera State Park Address: Big Sur, CA 93920, United States
  • Andrew Molera State Park Contact Number: +1-8316672315
  • Andrew Molera State Park Timing: 05:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Andrew Molera State Park(preferred time): 07:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Andrew Molera State Park: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 43.02% of people who visit Big Sur include Andrew Molera State Park in their plan

  • 62.12% of people start their Andrew Molera State Park visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Andrew Molera State Park

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Andrew Molera State Park

People normally club together The Esalen Institute and Pfeiffer Beach Day Use Area while planning their visit to Andrew Molera State Park.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Andrew Molera State Park Reviews & Ratings

  • We did the bluff trail to the ridge loop with our 4 little boys, it was challenging but easy enough for them to manage. Spent some well deserved relaxing on the beach in our very own stick hut! So fun!

  • I'm in love with this place. It's stunning and the hikes are beyond worth it. Really makes you appreciate the California coast. It also makes you want to move out here. I'm definitely coming back the next time we make our way out to Monterey!!!!!!!

  • Long, but easy, walk to a beautiful but very windy beach. We didn't try any of the other hikes. Be prepared with a jacket and good shoes. Rangers were very nice and helpful. Bathroom facilities were hot and smelly but functional.

  • An awesome park that offers different trails depending on your level. The easiest of the trails leads to a secluded shore with gorgeous views of rocks jutting into the ocean and serene views of cliffs in the distance. I recommend bringing tons of water, a sun hat, and water shoes. You’ll have to cross a stream that goes up to your ankles and the water is freezing. Totally worth it though!

  • Wow, this place was amazing. Part of me wanted to give it just one star so that it doesn't get too busy. A mile or so hike takes you to the beach. It wasn't very busy and a short walk down the beach for pure isolation was amazing. On one end of the beach the Big Sur River flows into the ocean. It's quite beautiful. We didn't have time, but it looked like there were quite a few other hikes available.

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