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Island Lake Wildflowers

Island Lake is one of many lakes in the Grouse Ridge area of Nevada County, California. The trails along here are relatively easy, without a lot of elevation change, and you can find an interesting variety […]

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Tire Mountain

Tire Mountain is one of the best wildflower hikes in Oregon. It is a relatively easy six mile round trip out-and-back hike that has a wide variety of wildflowers. Most of the trail is shaded […]

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Ring Mountain Phyllis Ellman Trail

Ring Mountain is an amazing place to hike for wildflowers. It is a small mountain right in the middle of the San Francisco Bay Area, surrounded by houses, and yet it still has a wide […]

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Kruse Rhododendron State Natural Reserve

Kruse Rhododendron State Natural Reserve is nestled up against Salt Point State Park (California), and you can find a number of interesting wildflowers in addition to the Rhododendrons. We found three different species of native orchids, […]

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Sunol Regional Wilderness Wildflowers

The Sunol Regional Wilderness is a wonderful area for hiking to see wildflowers. There are many trails that lead up through the hills, with great vistas and wonderful oak trees. This is one of several “wilderness” […]

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North Table Mountain Beatson Hollow

The North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve (near Oroville, CA) is one of my favorite wildflower sites to visit. I try to get there every year, and I’m never disappointed. I’ve written about it in prior years. […]

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Chimney Rock at Point Reyes

Chimney Rock at Point Reyes National Seashore is an easy hike where you can see a wide variety of wildflowers. There are many that are found only in California (endemic), and several that are listed as […]

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Modini Mayacamas Preserves Wildflowers

The road through the Modini Mayacamas Preserves is an interesting drive for wildflowers in the hills of Sonoma County. It is an out-of-the-way area that doesn’t have a lot of traffic, although you do have […]

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Lucas Valley to Loma Alta

There are a number of hikes that start from Lucas Valley Road in Marin County. This hike starts at the Big Rock trailhead and heads up into the hills, towards the Loma Alta Open Space […]

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Sonoma Valley Regional Park

The Sonoma Valley Regional Park is an easy early-season wildflower hike. The trails aren’t too demanding, and there is a nice selection of wildflowers. We visited this area in February 2018, a year where there wasn’t […]

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