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Olompali State Historic Park

Olompali State Historic Park has an interesting history as well as an interesting hike that offers wildflowers, wonderful trees, and a wealth of ferns. Our loop hike in late February was very enjoyable, and we’ll […]

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Skyline Wilderness Park

Skyline Wilderness Park is a multi-use park right next to Napa, and it has a great network of trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. We visited this site for an early season hike […]

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Point Reyes Drakes Estero Wildflowers

The Point Reyes National Seashore is an amazing place to visit all year round. There are many interesting trails, and at the right time you can find many interesting wildflowers (see my Point Reyes page […]

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Cold Stream Meadow

The Truckee Donner Land Trust manages several properties in the Lake Tahoe area, and in late July 2020 we decided to try one we haven’t visited yet, Cold Stream Meadow. This is on the way […]

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Page Meadows Wildflowers

Page Meadows is a WONDERFUL place to hike to see wildflowers in the Lake Tahoe area. It is easy to reach, there isn’t a lot of elevation change, and the meadows can be chock-full of […]

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Galena Creek Falls

The hike to Galena Creek Falls is a nice higher-altitude hike suitable for mid summer, where you can see a variety of wildflowers when the lower elevations have finished up. It is a fairly busy […]

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Hidden Meadow Wildflowers

Barker Pass is a wonderful area near Lake Tahoe where you can find multiple spots for viewing summer wildflowers. My favorite spot is Hidden Meadow, which is an “off the beaten track” spot with a rushing creek […]

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Drakes Beach Wildflowers

I live in California’s central valley, and summers can get quite warm. To get a break from the heat I like to visit the Point Reyes National Seashore, which isn’t too far away. A temperature […]

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Onion Valley Wildflowers

Onion Valley is a fen near the Emigrant Gap area in Placer County that has an interesting variety of wildflowers. We visited this area in mid June 2020. It is easy to reach, you can […]

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Clover Springs Preserve

Clover Springs Preserve is a 250 acre property owned by the city of Cloverdale, in Sonoma County. It has an amazing wealth of wildflowers! There are several serpentine outcroppings, so there are a number of […]

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