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Big Sur - Hiking Andrew Molera State Park

One of the great delights of living in the Bay Area is the proximity to the natural beauty of California and it's hard to beat the stunning drive down Highway One to Big Sur. This is certainly one of the iconic American road trips, but for me the joy of being in the area is getting out of your car and hitting a trail, so you can be "in" the landscape rather than just looking at it from the asphalt. 
There are innumerable trails in the area and we've been on lots of them, but here's one I particularly like at Andrew Molera State Park (on the right as you head south) just north of Big Sur. This trails takes you on an eight mile loop and it's particularly lovely because of the the expansive views, and the variety of landscapes you'll pass through. You can find a map of this walk and many other Big Sur hiking options at PRACTICAL DETAILS:
Andrew Molera Park  is signposted  from Highway One and there's a small parking lot where you'll…

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