Trails at Andrew Molera State Park allow for bicycling and hiking. Bicycles are permitted only on authorized trails: Creamery Meadow and Ridge trails. Please extend trail courtesy to all. Bikers yield to hikers. Horses are no longer allowed on any trails. *The footbridge crossing the Big Sur River on the Creamery Meadow Trail will be installed on Saturday, June 15, 2024.*

Beach Hiking   **OPEN**
2 miles one way
Hike on the beach from the mouth of the Big Sur River to Cooper Point. Most of the beach is only accessible during low tide, so use extreme caution and check your tide table to avoid being trapped or carried out to sea. 

Bluffs Trail   **OPEN**
1.7 miles one way
Hike along the coast on this easy trail along the bluffs, with the sandy beach and tides below. No access to the beach from this trail until 1.7 miles, where the Spring Trail intersects. Hikers only.

Bobcat Trail and Coyote Flat Trail **OPEN**
5.5 miles roundtrip
This easy network of trails meanders through redwoods and oaks along the Big Sur River. Access trails from the parking lot or any of the gates along Highway One south of the park's main entrance. Hikers allowed on all trails. Bikers only on Coyote Flat Trail.

Creamery Meadow Trail  **OPEN**
2 miles roundtrip
This easy trail leads to the ocean beach. To get to the trail, you must cross the Big Sur River. A seasonal footbridge is put in place around June 15 and removed around October 31 each year. Use extreme caution when wading across the river. Hikers and bikers allowed.

East Molera Trail **OPEN**
5 miles roundtrip
This strenuous trail climbs through grasslands and coastal scrub to a small redwood and oak grove atop a ridge. An underpass located near the large white barn provides safe access to the trail. Hikers  allowed. Bikers only to beginning of first switchback.

Panorama Trail  **OPEN**
1.3 miles one way
Steep and strenuous, with gorgeous panoramic views, this trail also traverses a pygmy redwood forest. Hikers only.

Ridge Trail  **OPEN**
3.2 miles one way
This exposed, strenuous trail rises along the ridge with spectacular views. Hikers and bikers allowed.

Spring Trail  **OPEN**
.1 mile one way
This short spur from the Bluffs Trail, leads down to Molera Beach. Hikers only.

Headlands Trail **OPEN**
2 miles roundtrip
This trail begins at Surfer's Pullout, 1/4 mile north of the park entrance and proceeds past the Cooper Cabin before it dead ends at the Big Sur River.  There is no beach access via this trail.

Trail Camp  **OPEN**
 1/2 mile roundtrip
This trail begins in the day use parking lot and leads to Trail Camp.  Hikers may continue beyond the campground to the Headlands Trail.  There is no beach access via this trail.


Photograph courtesy of Sharon Pieniak