Andrew Molera State Park is a state park located in Monterey County, California, United States and is located on the Big Sur coast, this park is still relatively undeveloped and offers visitors great hiking, fishing and beachcombing, with miles of trails winding through meadows, beaches and hilltops. A primitive walk-in trail camp, popular with hikers and bikers, is located approximately one-third of a mile from the parking area. It is considered the most reliable surfing area in Big Sur.
There are 24 identified sites. Camping is allowed only at these sites, with a maximum of four people per site. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. No dogs are allowed on the trails or campground. Andrew Molera State Park has over 20 miles of hiking trails. Some run along the shore, others along the Big Sur River, while still others climb to high ridges with views of the entire Big Sur coast.
Things To Do:
- Horseback riding
- Wildlife Viewing
- Exhibits and Programs
- Family Campsites
- Hiking Trails
- Bike Trails
- Horseback Trails
- Picnic Areas
The trail which connects the parking lot to both Trail Camp and the Headlands trail will be undergoing construction beginning Monday, November 29th. The extent of the work and the impacts are still uncertain, but it is possible the trail could be closed for several weeks depending on weather conditions. It is highly likely that the campground will be closed during the construction due to lack of water and restroom facilities. Day use hiking access to the Cooper Cabin, Big Sur river mouth, and Headlands trail will still be available via the “Surfer’s pullout” approx 1/3 mile north of the main park entrance. Please have alternative camping plans through December 2010 in the event of a full camping closure.
In the spectacular Big Sur area, this 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.
Phone Park for More Information: 831-667-2315
The park is 20 miles south of Carmel on Highway 1.
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