Andrew Molera State Park, Big Sur

4.2
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State Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Andrew Molera State Park is a 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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  • We did a great 8.5 miles hike going out along the rim trail and back along the bluff trail. Amazing views both ways, truly a gem. Definitely worth the $10 parking fee to hopefully help keep the area.....  more »
  • You think ten bucks is quite a lot for a parking space, but having done a glorious walk & knowing it could have been a lot longer & gazing in awe at some stunningly beautiful views & realising that...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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!!!!!!!

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