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  Andrew Molera State Park - Big Sur, CA, 93920 - Citysearch
This is the largest state park along Big Sur, and its many attractions range from easy-access trails and Captain Cooper's 100-year-old pioneer log cabin to horseback rides and bobcat sightings.
Blessedly untrammeled by the masses, Molera Park attracts loners and small groups who usually know their way around, so don't hesitate to ask for directions or tips.
Walking along the beach is especially rewarding, particularly after rolling up your pant legs and wading across an icy yet relatively shallow stream separating the coast from the rest of the park.
www.citysearch.com /profile/11664850   (189 words)

 Big Sur R. mouth page
Andrew Molera State Park itself has a large main parking area, but there is an entrance fee ($3 currently but subject to change; see the State Park web site).
Except during flood stage in winter, a wooden bridge leads from the main parking lot to the south side and then west to the beach (~1 mile walk), and there is also another bridge from in front of the BSOL lab to the south side of the river.
Andrew Molera State Park is a huge 4800 acre park and the vast majority of it is east of Highway 1.
www.montereybay.com /creagrus/bsrm.html   (2216 words)

 Big Sur Lodge, Complimentary State Parks
Big Sur Lodge is located in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park and while you're a guest of the lodge you have complimentary access to four local state parks and one nature reserve.
Andrew Molera State Park: Containing 4,800 acres, Andrew Molera State Park is located in the entrance to the spectacular Big Sur Valley area.
Point Lobos State Reserve: Allows day use and is one of the most beautiful spots along the Central California Coast, located three miles south of Carmel on Highway 1.
www.bigsurlodge.com /stateparks.html   (362 words)

 Andrew Molera State Park Trails
At about 7½ square miles, Andrew Molera State Park is the largest State Park on the Big Sur Coast, and with approximately 20 miles of trails offers more hiking possibilities than any other coastal park.
It is also the only local State Park to offer walk-in tent camping, at the Creamery Meadow campground about ¼ mile from the parking area.
The trails of Andrew Molera pass through a varied range of environments: lush riparian corridor along the Big Sur, beach and coastal rocks, shady redwood canyons and high grassy ridgetops with sweeping coastal views.
www.ventanawild.org /trails/molera.html   (648 words)

 Bay Area Back Pages: Bay Area Hiking/State Parks
It is the oldest state park, established in 1902.
This 3600-acre state park is located on the ridge of the Santa Cruz Mountains, west of Skyline Blvd. and a few miles south of Hwy 9.
This beautiful and popular 1800-acre state park in the Santa Cruz Mountains near Felton is known for its redwood forests and its proximity to the steam train rides at Roaring Camp.
pages.prodigy.net /rhorii/calparks.htm   (4091 words)

 Big Sur Beach Guide, Big Sur California
Andrew Molera State Park is famous with bird watchers and the Ventana Wildlife Society has their office there.
From a large parking lot across the Highway One from Plaskett Creek Campground, a well-built stairway leads to a crescent-shaped beach that's protected, like Andrew Molera State Park's beach, from the wind by bluffs.
The park is 37 miles south of Carmel on Highway One; 12 miles south of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.
www.bigsurcalifornia.org /beaches.html   (1224 words)

 Andrew Molera State Park, a California State Park
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The park is 20 miles south of Carmel on Highway 1, Latitude/Longitude: 36.2833 / -121.8333.
www.stateparks.com /andrew_molera.html   (344 words)

 Molera State Park - Pelican Network
olera State Park is a mostly wide open, wind-swept canvas where the Big Sur River runs wild to the sea.
he State Park Service is restoring native grasses to reclaim a major aspect of the park from its dairy farming past.
The "creamery" - a grazing field for Molera's cows - is being restored to its native state.
www.pelicannetwork.net /molera.state.park.htm   (655 words)

 Andrew Molera State Park   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
It may be small on the map, but Andrew Molera State Park exhibits all the coastal beauty that Big Sur can muster.
Just a quarter-mile walk, and the campsites and parking lots might as well be in the next county.
The trail system in the park is left over from when there was a functioning ranch there.
html.ktvu.com /recreation/guides/camping/andrew.html   (174 words)

 Andrew Molera State Park / Coast Road: Big Sur
Andrew Molera State Park is the Big Sur region's largest state park, though much of its area is accessible only to hikers, bicyclists, and equestrians who use the park's miles of trails.
This park has a campground that is not accessible to vehicles; you must walk in or ride your bicycle in.
The south end of the Coast Road is located across Highway 1 from the entrance to Andrew Molera State Park.
jrabold.net /bigsur/roadpt0500.htm   (295 words)

 Surfline | Andrew Molera State Park/Big Sur Rivermouth
A whopping 27 serpentine miles up Highway 1 brings you to the hiking terminus for accessing the Big Sur Rivermouth, inside of what is better known as the 4,749-acre Andrew Molera State Park.
Our pick is obvious: the grounds at Andrew Molera State Park (831-667-2315, www.parks.ca.gov), a mile walk from the Big Sur Rivermouth.
Andrew Molera State Park (Big Sur Rivermouth) has a network of hiking trails but no drinking water, so bring your own.
surfline.com /travel/surfmaps/surfspot.cfm?id=79   (425 words)

Spreading along the coast at the mouth of the Big Sur River, 21 miles south of Carmel, Andrew Molera State Park is a grassy former cattle ranch on the site of one of Big Sur’s oldest homesteads.
Well-blazed trails wind along both banks of the river down to the small beach, horses are available for hire (831/625-5486), and there are quite a few nice places to camp (walk-in only).
In winter, the park is also a popular resting spot for migrating Monarch butterflies.
roadtripusa.com /routes/pacificcoast/california/pac_andrewmolera.html   (116 words)

 California State Parks
The parks are located in the Mendocino Village-City of Fort Bragg area, 150 miles north of San Francisco.
The report clearly outlines the mission, core programs, values, vision, measures and outcomes of California State Parks so that there is a common understanding of the future to which state parks aspire.
Viewers are introduced to park histories, their scenic beauty, visitor facilities and special events.
www.parks.ca.gov /?page_id?=582   (515 words)

 Andrew Molera SP
The park is 20 miles south of Carmel on Highway 1.
Please call Andrew Molera SP prior to arrival as conditions may change.
First-come first-served camping, contact the park directly for information.
www.parks.ca.gov /?page_id=582   (233 words)

 Volunteer Project Will Help Improve Access and Safety at Andrew Molera State Park: U&R Civil Engineers & ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
SAN JOSE, CA and BIG SUR, CA -- (Market Wire - Sep 21, 2005) -- Visitors who walk to the beach at scenic Andrew Molera State Park will be one step closer to accessing it year-round instead of only seasonally, thanks to a firm returning to the Big Sur area for their annual volunteer project.
With one of the few beaches in Big Sur accessible to the public, Andrew Molera State Park allows visitors to walk along the Big Sur River to the ocean and enjoy coastal views.
Since the hike from the parking area to the beach is fairly level, the river crossing is the only impediment to beach access for many visitors.
press.arrivenet.com /technology/article.php/696232.html   (809 words)

 Home - molera - Molera Horseback Tours
Scenic coastal horseback tours in historical Andrew Molera State Park, Big Sur, California.
Discover native plants that can be utilized in your everyday needs and observe indigenous animals in their natural habitat.
Molera Horseback Tours is located in Andrew Molera State Park
www.molerahorsebacktours.com   (113 words)

 Andrew Molera State Park - Big Sur, CA (Coast Click)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Andrew Molera State Park is a walk-in campground.
Park the car & walk a third of a mile to the camping area in a beautiful meadow.
Containing 4,800 acres, Andrew Molera State Park is located in the spectacular Big Sur Area.
www.coastclick.com /index.cfm?R=887   (160 words)

 Bird Watching in Big Sur
The park (about 5,000 acres in size) includes the Big Sur River mouth, and, with neighboring lands and ocean waters out to 12 nautical miles, boasts a healthy bird list of 379 species.
There are two major drainages in the park, the Big Sur River and the south fork of the Little Sur River, and approximately 3 miles of coastline.
ocals have known of the region's birding potential for several decades, but the area was not readily accessible until it became a state park in 1972.
www.pelicannetwork.net /bigsur.birding.htm   (559 words)

 Virtual Reality of Bluff at mouth of Big Sur River, a QuickTime panorama by erik goetze
Molera Ridge Overlook is 0.36 miles from here, in Andrew Molera State Park
These maps and more are available from maps.virtualparks.org where for a nominal fee you can download a topographic park map with shaded relief trails, campgrounds, and park features.
Park maps of Big Basin, Wilder Ranch, Portola Redwoods, Castle Rock, and The Forest of Nisene Marks are available for free
www.virtualparks.org /scenes/ZlaHNUQ8iNVp0XB2dN3ILww.html   (265 words)

 Local Hikes while in Big Sur - Terra Mar Big Sur, California
Molera 8-mile loop: 8 miles roundtrip, moderate to strenuous.
Many of the trails at Andrew Molera have mountain bike access.
Directly across Highway 1 from Andrew Molera is the entrance to the Old Coast Road, which is also good for mountain bike riding.
www.terramarbigsur.com /local-hikes.html   (317 words)

 Bay Area Hiker Discussion Board - Andrew Molera State Park
The park now charges $8 entrance to park your car (which I didn't pay since there was no attendant).
There isn't much other choice for parking since there are no parking signs along that part of hwy 1.
It was sad to see that state of the trail and no doubt, a result of budget cuts.
www.bahiker.com /cgi-bin/ikonboard/topic.cgi?forum=10&topic=58   (298 words)

 California State Beaches - Andrew Molera State Park - Asilomar State Beach | Visit Asilomar
The purpose of John Little State Reserve, in Monterey County, is to preserve and protect an area of steep, rugged cliffs on the Big Sur coast where Lime Creek enters the Pacific Ocean.
Home to the only complete turn-of-the-century light station open to the public in California, this historic park truly captures the state’s seafaring past.
The park includes protected habitats of snowy plover and other native dune animals and plants.
www.visitasilomar.com /StatePark.aspx   (411 words)

 Local Big Sur Hiking Trails
Ventana Wilderness Society has their office and bird ornithology lab in Andrew Molera State Park.
Andrew Molera State Park also has mountain bike trails which are easily accessible from the River Inn.
Adjacent to Andrew Molera State Park is "Old Coast Road" which is also known as challenging mountain bike route.
www.bigsurriverinn.com /html-v/hiking-trails.html   (511 words)

 Wildernet - Andrew Molera State Park
Description - Containing 4,800 acres, Andrew Molera State Park is located in the spectacular Big Sur Area.
Attractions - Containing 4,800 acres, Andrew Molera State Park is located in the spectacular Big Sur Area.
Location - The park is located 20 miles south of Carmel on Highway One.
areas.wildernet.com /pages/statepark.cfm?areaID=CASPANDMOLP   (357 words)

 Big Sur Hiking Trails - Big Sur Lodge
Big Sur Lodge is located in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park which is the gateway to the Ventana Wilderness and home to many popular hiking trails.
The following are a few suggested hikes in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Andrew Molera State Park, and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.
Complimentary pass to Andrew Molera State Park is included with your stay at Big Sur Lodge)
www.bigsurlodge.com /hikingtrails.html   (366 words)

 Mar. 8, 2003: Andrew Molera State Park at Big Sur
Taking advantage of the last free weekend for a while, Sarah and I decided on a camping trip to Big Sur, about 2 hrs south of SF.
But we were warned by an irate lady with a soaked cotton sleeping bag that solid ground might not be as dry as one might think.
The rainfly and groundcloth weathered admirably, however, and we slept on dry beds.
setiathome.berkeley.edu /~aparsons/photos/2003-03-08_Big_Sur/index.html   (360 words)

 Andrew Molera State Park | CA: Southern California Mountain Bike Trails   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Preview: Although Andrew Molera State Park is small and offers limited riding, the scenery more than makes up for these deficits.
Trail map and pamphlet available at the park or any of the nearby Big Sur parks.
Note that the park trail map is not particularly accurate, nor is the information about which trails are open to bikes very clear.
www.trails.com /tcatalog_trail.asp?TrailID=BGS051-075   (168 words)

 Big Sur Camping, Andrew Molera State Park, Coastal camps, Walk-ins, Walk IN Campsites
Large grassy field near coastline where the parking lot is located half mile from camp area.
Parking can be tight on holiday weeknds or busy summer months.
This place is popular among backpackers, cyclist, surfers and young people.
www.totalescape.com /active/campstuff/SP/andrew.html   (272 words)

 Along the Highway: Big Sur
Partington Canyon Trail (Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park)
Burns North Vista Point (Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park)
If you're looking for something specific on this Web site about Big Sur and have not found it yet, try the It's Not Here page or the Search this Web site page.
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