Andrew Molera SP

State Park

In the spectacular Big Sur area, this park is still relatively undeveloped and offers visitors great hiking and beachcombing.

Miles of trails wind through meadows, beaches and hilltops. A primitive walk-in trail camp, popular with hikers and bikers, is located approximately one third mile from the parking area.

Andrew Molera SP Trail Camp

There are 24 identified sites. Camping is allowed only at these sites with a maximum of four people per site. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

The establishment of 24 sites with a limit of four people per site will allow for maximum availability of individual campsites, yet continue to meet the required carrying capacity. Due to these changes, however, group camping at Trail Camp is no longer feasible. Dogs are not allowed in Trail Camp, on any trails, or at the beach. Please contact the park for additional information.

Bridge Notice - Seasonal bridges that cross the river are installed, depending on seasonal conditions, from around June through October.

Location - Directions

The park is 20 miles south of Carmel on Highway 1.
Latitude/Longitude: 36.2833 / -121.8333

Seasons/Climate/Recommended Clothing

The weather can be changeable. Layered clothing is advised.

More Information

Hiking Trails

Ventana Wildlife Society's Discovery Center - open to the public and free of charge.  Click here for information.

Guided horseback tours with Molera Horseback Tours.  Click here for information.

·Park Information

  • Hours of Operation:

    Open 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset.

  • Park Office Telephone:

    (831) 667-2315

  • Region

    Central Coast



  • Purchase Annual Passes



Special Events and School Groups


Operating Hours

Open 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset.

First-come first-served camping, contact the park directly for information.

Mailing Address

Big Sur Station #1
47555 Highway 1
Big Sur, CA 93920