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Andrew Molera State Park, Big Sur

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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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  • This park has a number of trails most accessible from the main parking lot via Creamery Meadow Trail. The Creamery Meadow Trail has some magnificent oaks and plenty of birds to keep you company as...  more »
  • 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 »
  • 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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