Get out and enjoy our region’s beautiful flora on a wildflower hike. You’ll always know what’s in bloom with this map.
Spring has sprung in the Northwest. We’ve already seen many of the best springtime blooms filling our neighborhoods and parks with vibrant colors. If you enjoy hiking and want to see some of the native wildflowers that cover nearby forests, mountains and hillsides, use this bloom map provided by Northwest Wildflowers.
Wildflower Hikes and Bloom Map
Northwest Wildflowers is your online resource for wildflowers in Oregon, Washington and Northern California. Whether you’re looking for a day hike or planning a weekend away, this is a great resource to know when and where wildflowers bloom.
Website creator Adam Schneider has gathered a guide to wildflower destinations and designed a tool that lets you compare multiple species of flora found in North America.
My favorite feature of this site is the interactive bloom map. It allows you to see what is in bloom and where to view wildflowers with a few simple clicks.
There are hundreds of locations to explore on the map. You’ll see pinpoints labeled blooming, early/late blooms, blooming soon, not blooming and closed for the season.
Each pinpoint is a wildflower destination. When you click on a pinpoint, you’ll find information about the destination, including a map of a suggested hiking trail, peak bloom details, parking and if there is a fee to access the recreation area. There are also links to learn more about the wildflowers you’ll see along your hike.
On the destination page, the map will have a star icon that corresponds to the point on the bloom status map. It marks a summit, pass or place to view of the wildflowers. You’ll also see a “P” parking icon. Some trails have two parking icons indicating two trailheads.
If the trailhead’s parking icon is replaced by a car icon, that means that it’s a wildflower drive instead of a hike.
The highlighted trail on the destination page of each wildflower hike is a suggestion. Many of the locations have multiple hiking trails.
If you find a hike you’re interested in, you can export the trailhead data, measure distances and see how far the hike is from your home. Click the hamburger icon in the upper right corner to access these tools.
Use this online resource to take the mystery out of your search for wildflower hikes and let the adventure begin.
To find wildflower hikes and see what’s in bloom, visit Northwest Wildflowers’ website.
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