Northwest Wildflowers

Wildflower Destinations > Central Oregon

Alder Springs/Whychus Creek Canyon

Jefferson County, Oregon

Crooked River National Grassland

Fees: none

Activity: hiking

Elevation: 2100'-2600'

Current status (as of 12/1/23): not blooming

Notes: If you're looking for a shorter hike (or one that's easier to get to from Madras or Redmond), check out the Scout Camp Trail on the other side of the Deschutes River, near Crooked River Ranch.

Peak wildflower bloom at Alder Springs/Whychus Creek Canyon is typically from mid-April through May into mid-June, but there may be some flowers blooming from early April until the end of June.*

Typical year:

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* The dates given on this Web site for each location's blooming season are only estimates and can vary from year to year. Weather conditions in the winter and spring can shift these dates by up to a month, especially in the mountains. For the latest updates, check the Oregon Wildflowers or PortlandHikers Facebook groups, or browse the most recent postings to iNaturalist or Instagram.