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.Use our Big Sur road trip app to add Andrew Molera State Park and other attractions to your Big Sur vacation plans.
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i hiked the 9 mile trail loop and posted a video including a vlog, tips and suggestions so that future visitors can see what it's like, you can find a link to my youtube on my profile. this is a... more »
One of our best Big Sur experiences was the Creamery/Beach trail and hanging out on the beach there. Easy walk and a terrific, sandy beach with the river flowing out right there. The homestead wasn't.... more »
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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