East Molera Trail

Los Padres National Forest, California

Distance3.6mi
Elevation Gain3,594ft
Trailhead Elevation110ft
Top2,544ft
Elevation Min/Max110/2544ft
Elevation Start/End110/110ft

East Molera Trail

East Molera Trail is a hiking trail in Monterey County, California. It is within Los Padres National Forest and Andrew Molera State Park. It is 3.6 miles long and begins at 110 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,594 feet.

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Day Hikes around Big Sur (Day Hike Books)
Robert Stone
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"Andrew Molera State Park encompasses 4,800 acres along both sides of Highway 1 , with the majority of the acreage east of the highway. The East Molera Trail climbs up the coastal slope of the Santa Lucia Mountains to amazing vistas of the entire state park and up the coastline to the Point Sur Lightstation. The path crosses an old pasture to a ridge, where there is a beautiful grove of stately redwoods backed by towering Pico Blanco. The views include Molera Beach, Molera Point, Creamery Meadow, the Big Sur River, Trail Camp, Pfeiffer Ridge, and the expansive coastline."
Day Hikes around Monterey & Carmel (Day Hike Books)
Robert Stone
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"Andrew Molera State Park encompasses 4,800 acres along both sides of Highway 1 , with the majority of the acreage east of the highway. The East Molera Trail climbs up the coastal slope of the Santa Lucia Mountains to amazing vistas of the entire state park and up the coastline to the Point Sur Lightstation. The path cross- es an old pasture to a ridge, where there is a beautiful grove of stately redwoods, backed by towering Pico Blanco. The views include Molera Beach, Molera Point, Creamery Meadow, the Big Sur River, Trail Camp, Pfeiffer Ridge, and the expansive coastline."
Hiking & Backpacking: Big Sur (Wilderness Press)
Analise Elliot Heid
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"This trail switchbacks up a sheer hillside to a secluded ridge capped with redwoods. The 1.6-mile trail reaches 1550 feet, offering sweeping views of the coast and Santa Lucia Range. Bring plenty of water and a wide-brimmed hat for the exposed stretch to the ridge, and pack a sweater or windbreaker for the return hike."

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Trail Information

Los Padres National Forest
Nearby City
Los Padres National Forest
Parks
Andrew Molera State Park
Local Contacts
USGS: Big Sur
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