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Lassen Paradise Meadow

The hike to Paradise Meadow in Lassen Volcanic National Park is a great summer wildflower hike. You get an interesting variety of flowers as you start with a relatively dry forest trail, then climb along […]

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Lassen Volcanic National Park Wildflowers

There are many wonderful hikes in Lassen Volcanic National Park where you can find amazing wildflowers, but sometimes it’s nice to be able to just hop out of the car and immerse yourself in nature, […]

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Mount St Helens Wildflowers

If you are driving through Washington you absolutely must take time to visit Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument. The eruption that occurred here in 1980 was dramatic and catastrophic, and it completely changed the area. Even […]

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Mount Rainier Deadhorse Creek Wildflowers

The Paradise area of Mount Rainier National Park has a wide variety of trails where you can see a wonderful selection of wildflowers. One of the shorter trails is the Skyline – Deadhorse Creek loop. While […]

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Mount Rainier Snow Lake Wildflowers

Mount Rainier has many wonderful wildflower hikes, and the hike to Bench and Snow Lakes is no exception. This is at a slightly lower elevation than the Myrtle Falls hike I’ve written about, so you […]

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Barker Pass Wildflowers

Barker Pass is located in the Lake Tahoe area, and it is a very reliable location for wildflowers. You can find wildflowers right along the road, but I recommend hiking in on the Tahoe Rim trail […]

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Mount Rainier Nisqually Vista

If you are looking for a short hike with wildflowers at Mount Rainier National Park, I recommend trying the Mount Rainier Nisqually Vista trail. This is a paved trail, just 1.5 miles, with only 210′ […]

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Mount Rainier Myrtle Falls Wildflowers

Mount Rainier National Park is an amazing place, with wonderful vistas and outstanding wildflowers. One of the easier hikes you can take is along the lower portion of the Skyline trail to Myrtle Falls and beyond. […]

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Willow Lake Botanical Special Interest Area

The Willow Lake Botanical Special Interest Area is an interesting example of a California fen, a special kind of wetland that supports an interesting variety of flowering plants. This particular location is in the Lassen National Forest, […]

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Carpenter Valley Wildflowers

Carpenter Valley is an amazing nature site owned by the Truckee Donner Land Trust (TDLT). There is a wide variety of habitats here, including a wet meadow, fens, dry woodland, and stream/riparian. It is located near Truckee […]

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