Tag Archives: Northern California

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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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Red Hills ACEC Wildflowers

The Red Hills ACEC is an interesting, out-of-the-way place to look for wildflowers, near Chinese Camp on the east side of the central valley. It is a large expanse of exposed serpentine soil which supports […]

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Homestead Valley Wildflower Treasure Hunt

Homestead Valley is a fun place to look for wildflowers in Marin County. It’s like a combination of a maze and a treasure hunt. There are many intersecting trails, so you need a good map […]

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Mount Burdell Wildflower Hike

The Mount Burdell Open Space Preserve is a wonderful oasis of green in Marin County that contains a number of hiking trails. There’s an interesting mixture of habitats, with open grasslands, oak forests, a large […]

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Late Season Hike at Grass Lake

You can still find wildflowers late in the summer if you head up to the higher elevations. We visited Grass Lake near the end of August, and there were plenty of flowers of interest. This hike […]

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