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Andrew Molera State Park, Big Sur

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Andrew Molera State Park is a 4,800 acres (1,900 ha), relatively undeveloped state park on the Big Sur coast of California, United States, preserving land as requested by former owner Frances Molera. Situated at the mouth of the Big Sur River, the property was part of the Rancho El Sur land grant, and later owned by Californio pioneer John Bautista Rogers Cooper and his descendants. Cooper's grandchildren Andrew and Frances Molera inherited the property from their mother in 1918. Andrew popularized the artichoke in California in 1922, and died in 1931. In 1965, Frances sold the property to The Nature Conservancy, stipulating that the park to be created should be named for her brother.
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  • Wonderful hiking trail through wildflowers and trees to the beach. The trail is as wide as a standard fire road making it easy to avoid the poison oak, nettle, and blackberry brambles that... 
    Wonderful hiking trail through wildflowers and trees to the beach. The trail is as wide as a standard fire road making it easy to avoid the poison oak, nettle, and blackberry brambles that...  more »
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  • Gorgeous place and visiting this place is a must! Very nice hiking trails of different lengths and views. Can't go wrong with this state park, highly recommended.
  • Nice walking path to the beach access. Bring water shoes a towel and a picnic. You might see surfers out in the ocean. Dogs not permitted. Restrooms only at parking or camp sites.

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