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Best Workout with a View (2013)
Golden Staircase Hike
East Molera Trail, east of Highway 1 at Andrew Molera State Park, Big Sur
If you thought idyllic Molera beach with its prime surf break and adjacent rocky overlook was everything you needed in a coastal state park, you’d be right – unless you’re looking to break a serious sweat. There’s the well-known climb to Panorama Point, but if you want some serious elevation gain, you’ve got to try the less-traveled east side of the park at the aptly named Golden Staircase. This trail climbs high, with a scenic reward on the upper ridge, which levels off for a mellower walk, more treat than workout.