Tag Archives: Northern California

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Elizabethtown Meadows Wildflowers

Elizabethtown Meadows is a very easy trail that leads to a wonderful meadow full of wildflowers. It is easy to reach, near Truckee, CA, and it is just a 1.2 mile round trip to the meadow […]

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Pierce Canyon Wildflowers

Pierce Canyon is a county road that winds up into the Blue Ridge mountains above Capay Valley. It is a fairly easy 7 mile out-and-back hike along Road 53, with many wildflowers and a view […]

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Los Vaqueros Wildflowers

Los Vaqueros Reservoir is an oak-dotted hilly grassland area southeast of Mt Diablo that has a number of hiking trails. You can find a good variety of wildflowers, as well as many interesting birds. On this […]

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Lassen Mill Creek Falls

The hike to Mill Creek Falls in Lassen Volcanic National Park is interesting because of the variety of plant communities that the trail leads you through. You’ll pass through a red fir forest, traverse open hillside meadows, […]

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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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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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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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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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Samuel P. Taylor State Park Wildflowers

Samuel P. Taylor State Park is an interesting mixture of dark forested streams, redwood trees, and grassy hillsides. It is a great place to find wildflowers, although it is a real mix of native and […]

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